ESSENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF MACHINERY PRODUCTS
1. The manufacturer of machinery product or his or her authorised representative mustshall ensure that a risk assessment is carried out in order to determine the health and safety requirements, which apply to the machinery product. The machinery productmustshall then be designed and constructed to prevent and minimise all relevant risks, taking into account the results of the risk assessment.
(b) determine the risks resulting from interactions between machinery in order to achieve the same end that are arranged and controlled so that they function as an integral whole, thus forming a machinery product as defined in Article 3, point (1), point (d);
(c) identify the hazards that canmay be generated by the machinery product and the associated hazardous situations, including hazards that may be generated during the lifecycle of the machinery product that are foreseeable at the time of placing of the machinery product on the market as an intended evolution of its fully or partially evolving behaviour or logic as a result of the machinery product designed to operate with varying levels of autonomy. In this respect, where the machinery product integrates an artificial intelligence system, the machinery risk assessment shall consider the risk assessment for that artificial intelligence system that has been carried out pursuant to the Regulation … of the European Parliament and of the Council +++++ on a European approach for Artificial Intelligence;
2. The obligations laid down by the essential health and safety requirements only apply when the corresponding hazard exists for the machinery product in question when it is used under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative or in foreseeable abnormal situations. In any eventHowever, the principles of safety integration referred toestablished in section 1.1.2 and the obligations concerning marking of machinery products and instructions referred to in sections 1.7.3 and 1.7.4 apply in all cases.
3. The essential health and safety requirements laid down in this Annex are mandatory; however, taking into account the state of the art, it may not be possible to meet the objectives set by them. In that event, the machinery productmustshall, as far as possible, be designed and constructed with the purpose of approaching these objectives.
4. This Annex is organised in several partsinto six chapters. The first onechapter is of general scope and applicable to all kinds of machinery products. The other partschapters refer to certain kindssorts of more specific hazards. Nevertheless, it is essential to examine the whole of this Annex in order to be sure of meeting all the relevant essential requirements. When a machinery product is being designed, the requirements of the general partfirst chapter and the requirements of one or more of the other partschapters shall be taken into account, depending on the results of the risk assessment carried out in accordance with point 1 of these General Principles. Essential health and safety requirements for the protection of the environment are applicable only to the machinery product referred to in section 2.4.