EG-type approval of vehicle lifts

Requirements for EG type approval in connection with CE marking apply when the manufacturer of a vehicle lift, as defined in Annex IV of the Machinery Directive, has chosen not to fully comply with the harmonized standard. SMP is accredited to perform EG type approvals in this area.


SMP is accredited by SWEDAC and has been acting as a notified body for EG type approvals in the field of vehicle lifts for 25 years. We actively participate at the EU level in interpreting and revising harmonized standards for vehicle lifts, giving us extensive expertise in this area.

EG type approval requirements apply to machines where the manufacturer has chosen technical and safety solutions different from those specified in the harmonized standard, which is essentially advisory, or when a harmonized standard is lacking. Interpreting the requirements of the standard and determining compliance can be challenging. With us as your advisor, you minimize the risk of encountering issues related to CE marking of your products in Sweden or other parts of Europe.


During an EG type approval, we assess whether the machine and its accompanying documentation comply with the requirements for CE marking. The conditions for EG type approval are regulated under Article 2, paragraphs 3 and 4, of the Machinery Directive. We visit your chosen location and conduct an inspection of the machine to identify any deficiencies. Subsequently, we prepare a type approval report that outlines any shortcomings found in the machine and its documentation.


Once all the identified deficiencies have been addressed, we provide you with a final report and a certificate of EG type approval, confirming that the machine has been approved. With this documentation, you can proceed to affix the CE mark and issue an EG declaration of conformity, indicating the machine's compliance.



EG type examination of vehicle lifts. Devices for lifting passenger cars and other vehicles.


CE marking / Notified Body




Direktiv 2006/42/EG, EN ISO 12100:2010

Delivery time

Timing for type approval as agreed. Type approval report will be sent within three weeks after completion of the type approval.


In order for us to perform an EC type approval, the machine needs to be complete and operational, and the documentation according to Annex 7 of the directive needs to be available.