Vehicle construction - Regulation 2018/858, CE marking and accident investigations

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Vehicle construction - Regulation 2018/858, CE marking and accident investigations

Building vehicles such as motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers is a responsibility - and it requires good insight into the legislation. At the Danish Technological Institute, we have extensive experience with the relevant regulations and requirements, and we can e.g. help you with the CE marking.

As a company, it is important that you know all about the part of the vehicle construction that has to do with road safety - this applies regardless of whether you are a builder, customer, or user. But it is just as important to be in control of the part that relates to the machine safety of whatever you add to the vehicle.

A constructed vehicle must be viewed in two ways; partly as a means of transport from A to B, but also as a machine when, for example, a crane, tipper or similar is fitted. If you are in control of the entire vehicle (i.e.: the complete machine) so that both road safety and machine safety are in order, serious injuries, bad reputation, and downtime on expensive equipment can be avoided.

How can the Danish Technological Institute help you?

Advice within the framework of Regulation 2018/858 on construction and vehicle technology for vehicles over 3.5 ton.

  • CE marking in accordance with the Machinery Directive
  • Damage and accident investigations

Advice on Regulation 2018/858

At the Danish Technological Institute, we offer advice and help with the introduction of Regulation 2018/858 on construction and vehicle technology for vehicles over 3.5 ton. For example, it is important to know how to comply with the rules, as well as which directives and regulations to comply with. There are many different scenarios: Do you import or export vehicles? Do you only build for the Danish market? Do you use only EU type-approved components, or do you install self-produced components that are not type-approved, such as underrun protection on the back of a truck?

As mentioned, the scenarios are many, and it is important to have control over what applies to the individual business.

CE marking in accordance with the Machinery Directive

If you build a machine on a vehicle – e.g. a crane or a tipper - the machine is covered by the requirements of the Machinery Directive, and it must be CE marked separately.

The CE marking of the machine shows that you as a manufacturer have designed a safe machine that complies with current legislation and harmonized standards. You state this in the accompanying declaration of conformity.

In fact, it is a requirement in the EU that all machines must be CE marked to comply with the law. If this is not the case, there may be problems with insurance of the machines - or the authorities can stop the use of them. The Danish Technological Institute is a notified body in Denmark (no. 396), and we can help you with the CE marking.

Damage and accident investigations

The Danish Technological Institute has extensive experience with damage and accidents, and we carry out accident investigations on all types of machinery. With our in-depth knowledge of legal requirements and standards, a deep technical insight, and direct access to our own accredited laboratories, we have all the necessary prerequisites to be able to solve the task quickly and safely.

In the event of vehicle breakdowns and engine accident, we take advantage of our extensive competencies in both certification and inspection as well as automotive technology – competences that work closely together. We offer an independent and technical investigation into the cause of accidents of all types of road and non-road vehicles, and our investigations are often used in court decisions.

Contact

Do you have any questions - or do you need help? Contact one of our consultants:

Max Schjeldal - msch@teknologisk.dk / +45 72 20 14 81

Frits Fynbo - ffy@teknologisk.dk / +45 72 20 35 64

Keld Grønne - kgn@teknologisk.dk / +45 72 20 1094

Jan Helbo - jhe@teknologisk.dk / 72 20 13 50