As experts in machine safety, we know the standards required in the Machine Directive as well as the changes to old machines required by the Government Decree on the Safe Use and Inspection of Work Equipment, which entered into force in 2009. We can offer you comprehensive technical knowhow for risk assessment and product safety management.
Product safety is an essential part of the operation of a machine, device or system. The Machine Directive requires that the harmonised standards be adhered to throughout the entire lifecycle of a device or a system.
Our safety coordinators handle all the necessary risk assessment and management methods, compliance inspections, product liability processes and plans. We are experts in product liability processes, lead the development of compliant products and offer support services and training.
MACHINE SAFETY ANALYSES
In machine safety, everything boils down to analysing potential risks. The Machine Directive and the so-called Machinery Ordinance define the essential health and safety requirements that apply to new machines and assemblies of machinery. Machines can be equipped with appropriate protective equipment based on a risk assessment. After the selection of the necessary protection, the dimensions of appropriate protective devices can be calculated based on the physical refuges in the machines and calculated stopping times. After the installation works, a new assessment will be carried out to verify whether the changes are sufficient.
After completion of the project, we will provide you with full documentation on all the work carried out.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY OF MACHINES
The functions of a machine’s automation system that diminish the risks the machine poses to people, the environment or production are called safety functions. The Machine Directive requires harmonised standards (ISO 12100, ISO 13849 or EN 62061, etc.) to be applied. Our experts can examine the reliability of the safety functions as required by the standards.
We establish the effect of each safety function to risk reduction (assignment of the PL/SIL level), operational requirements (response time, bypass, etc.) and verify the realisation of the Performance Level (PL) or Safety Integrity Level (SIL).
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND CE MARKING
We draft and compile the required product safety documentation, including the documents, manuals and other technical documentation required for the CE marking.
The CE marking is the manufacturer’s declaration that the machine it places on the market conforms to the applicable essential health and safety requirements.
We ensure that any residual risks detected in the risk assessment are addressed in the operating instruction manual and other technical documentation and thus communicated to the end users.
We make sure that the person who signs the Declaration of Conformity can safely and confidently do so.