499. The essential health and safety requirements for machinery.

The obligations laid down by the essential health and safety requirements1 only apply when the corresponding hazard exists for the machinery2 in question when it is used under the conditions foreseen by the responsible person3 or in foreseeable abnormal situations4. In any event, the principles of safety integration5 and the obligations concerning marking of machinery and instructions6 apply to all machinery covered by the relevant provisions7. The essential health and safety requirements 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