Fulfil your legal safety compliance for machines
So you can focus on what you do best - manufacturing.
Manufacturers of machinery are required by law to complete a design-based risk assessment as they design and build machinery, even when the machine is made for the manufacturer’s own use.
Before putting a new machine into service, there are three questions to be answered:
- does the new equipment carry a CE mark?
- has a risk assessment been carried out for the environment the machine is used?
- has an assessment been carried out in accordance with “Use of Work Equipment Directive”?
If there is a “yes” to all three questions - production on this machine can start.
It is also a general legal requirement for the end-user to complete a risk assessment at regular intervals during the machine’s life, and again a “Use of Work Equipment Directive” assessment whenever there is a change in the machine’s use. A risk assessment is also required before and after a machine is moved if being relocated. Our Machine Risk Assessment service (complete in ccordance with EN ISO 12100) helps you fulfil these requirements in accordance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
You will receive a report that identifies basic risk reduction requirements for reducing hazardous events. You will also receive information on additional safety measures and safety related control functions where necessary.
A mathematical evaluation of all risks posed by associated hazards and tasks identified using the following factors:
- Degree of Possible Harm (DPH)
- Probability of Occurrence (PO)
- Possibility of Avoidance (PA)
- Frequency and/or duration of Exposure (FE)
This evaluation produces:
- A Risk Score Analysis Number
- Identification of risk reduction methods
- A Risk reduction priority list based on the RSNs
- Identification of safety related control functions
- Recommended remediation time frame