Non-Road Mobile Machinery – Field Testing

This page was last updated on 15th March 2023

This guidance is intended for manufacturers of engines for Non-Road Mobile Machinery and requiring an exemption for field testing of engines in the UK.

Regulation (EU) 2016/1628

Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 was retained as GB legislation and the EU version applies directly in Northern Ireland:

Link to retained GB legislation

NRMM Prototype Engine Applications

Engines that have not been EU type-approved in accordance with the provisions of the legislation may be authorised by VCA, in accordance with Article 34(4) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1628, to be temporarily placed on the market for the purposes of field testing if they comply with the detailed technical specifications and conditions laid down in Annex XI to the Regulation.

Before placing the prototype engine on the market in the UK, the manufacturer must inform the VCA by completing the application form and an engine details list available at the link below;

Prototype Engines Application

Once completed, please email your application and engine list to: