Getting the specification right
Preparing to remediate
When a risk assessment identifies a machine that is in need of some new or updated safety functionality, you may wish to remediate it yourself. If so, you will receive a written Safety Requirement Specification.
The written specification is based on the operational designs and production requirements of the machine. It also takes into consideration the findings in your risk assessment, all relevant EU directives and EN ISO standards – once more with due consideration of the Use of Work Equipment Directive.
Where necessary, we refer to appropriate guidance such as codes of practice and local regulations, or your own company standards.
The Safety Requirement Specification is tailored to your individual needs, it can include:
- Guarding specifications
- Safety-related control system functional specifications, by machine zone and hazard
- Identification of the formal ‘Input - Logic - Output’ block diagrams
- EN ISO 13849-1 safety related control function PL‘r’ determinations
- Functional descriptions and specifications for the safety related control system
- Cause and effect matrix tables.
Finalising the Safety Requirement Specification is a key milestone in the design of a safe machine. You can now start to remediate your machines using your own staff, or we can do it all for you. Or we work alongside your staff and implement the remediation together.