* The only hard copy versions of EEMUA publications that are currently available are: EEMUA 105, EEMUA 159, EEMUA 186, EEMUA 191, EEMUA 194, EEMUA 201, EEMUA 227, EEMUA 231 and EEMUA 241. Downloadable digital pdf versions of the majority of EEMUA publications are available from the EEMUA e-shop.


Legal Aspects

All rights, title and interest in EEMUA publications belong to EEMUA. All rights are reserved. No part of any EEMUA publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or other, without the express prior written agreement of the EEMUA chief executive. Infringement of copyright is illegal and also reduces the association's income, thereby jeopardising its ability to fund the production of future publications.

It has been assumed in the preparation of EEMUA publications that: the user ensures selection of those parts of its contents appropriate to the intended application; and that such selection and application is correctly carried out by appropriately qualified and competent persons for whose guidance the individual publication has been prepared. EEMUA and the individual members of the working groups that prepare EEMUA publications do not, and indeed cannot, make any representation or give any warranty or guarantee in connection with material contained therein. 

EEMUA and the individual members of the working groups that prepare EEMUA publications expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for damage or loss resulting from the use or reliance on EEMUA publications. Any recommendations contained therein are based on the most authoritative information available at the time of writing and on current good engineering practice, but it is essential for the user to take account of pertinent subsequent developments and/or legislation.

Any person who encounters an inaccuracy or ambiguity when making use of EEMUA publications is asked to notify EEMUA without delay so that the matter may be investigated and appropriate action taken.

Consultation and Feedback

EEMUA encourages constructive comments on its publications from both members of the association and others. 

Comments should be sent on the standard feedback form, a hard copy of which is provided towards the end of EEMUA publications. You can also download the form and send it to us by email (using ask@eemua.org) or by post. 

The full contact details for EEMUA are:

The Engineering Equipment & Materials Users Association
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7488 0801
Email: ask@eemua.org

Comments are considered by the relevant EEMUA technical committees and may be incorporated in future editions of publications.  New editions are publicised on the EEMUA Portal.

If you have items to return to EEMUA, please contact sales@eemua.org in the first instance.


The Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England. Company number 477838. Its registered address, from 1 July 2021, is: Leytonstone House, 3 Hanbury Drive, London, E11 1GA. EEMUA and its logo are copyright and are trademarks of The Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association. These marks may not be used or reproduced without express written permission. EEMUA is a not for profit association. Please note that not all EEMUA’s products and services are exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT).

Making a purchase

Purchasing online

EEMUA accepts online payments by credit card (Visa and MasterCard) and American Express. If you experience difficulties when ordering by card, please proceed with the order selecting the Invoice option. You can then email sales@eemua.org with your Order Number to request a call back or phone the EEMUA team on +44 (0) 207 488 0801 and ask to speak to someone in our sales department.

We do not charge for any item until it is ready to ship. If EEMUA does not have the publication you have ordered in stock immediately, we will order further copies and will not charge you until your order is shipped.

Invoices for purchases are available to view in the My Orders section of My EEMUA.

Alternative ways to purchase

EEMUA operates a ‘cash with order’ policy. If you are not purchasing online, we will confirm, in the first instance, that we have received your order, but a contract will not exist between us at that point. If you are an EEMUA member company employee, you will be entitled to a member discount of the same amount as you would have received if you had purchased online.

If you choose not to make payment online, you may provide your credit card information to us by phone. You may also pay by bank draft or cheque. Please note: if you are outside the UK and are not purchasing by credit card, you must make payment in Sterling either through a bank draft in GB Pounds or a cheque in GB Pounds.

We will not be able to despatch your order until we have received payment in full. We do this in case we have made a mistake in pricing or can’t supply a publication you have ordered. If the price has changed, we will always contact you first to ensure that the price is acceptable and that you still want to go ahead with your order. 

Shipping and handling

Orders will normally be dispatched by 'Royal Mail Signed For' to addresses in the UK, and by 'Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed' in the rest of the world. If your order is to be delivered by courier, we will normally use DHL or another recognised courier service.

When you will receive your order

Only a limited number of hard copy versions of EEMUA publications are currently available. Please see the top of the page for full details. Downloadable digital pdf versions of the majority of EEMUA publications are available from the EEMUA e-shop.

We aim to dispatch orders for hard copy publications within two working days of a contract existing. International orders sent by Royal Mail normally arrive within 14 days and orders sent by courier normally arrive within 4 days. 

Please be aware that EEMUA digital publications are subject to a manual authorisation process. This is done during normal office hours Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm (GMT) excluding UK Bank Holidays. Once this has been completed the publication will be accessible when logging into My EEMUA under My Orders.

Publications not in stock at EEMUA

If EEMUA does not have the publication you have ordered in stock immediately, we will order further copies. We normally receive these within 21 days and then despatch your order to you directly.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

EEMUA is registered for VAT. Sales of digital publications (i.e. in pdf form) to UK customers are subject to standard rate VAT (20 per cent). Delegate places at EEMUA events are subject to the local VAT rates of where the event is hosted. Sales of hard copy publications to UK customers are subject to VAT at zero rate (0 per cent).

Credit card security

When the order is placed at our website, credit card numbers are encrypted. They are decrypted only after they reach our computer. They are not held in clear text on any web site.

Assurance of publication quality

The contents of all EEMUA technical publications are developed and maintained by association members, who are significant purchasers and users of engineering equipment and materials. The association has a reputation and history stretching back more than 60 years.

Amendments to publications

From time to time we revise and update publications and then publish them as a new edition. Occasionally we may need to amend publications without publishing a new edition. When this happens, we will send details of the amendment to each individual who has previously purchased the publication, using the address we have on file for them. Any amendments made in this way are incorporated into the publication when it is later published as a new edition.

Contacting EEMUA about your purchase

If you need to reach us, please use the online contact form or the contact details at the top of this page.

Privacy of your data

EEMUA does not disclose buyers' information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, it is our understanding that the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party.

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If you need to return an item

Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive which can be found at http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2000/20002334.htm. If you have items to return to EEMUA, please contact sales@eemua.org in the first instance.

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