Machinery Safety advice
SafeMech has a great deal of experience in safe design of machinery. We can provide competent and
practical advice to ensure that your machines are safe in the most effiecient and economical way.
Key elements are:-
- Risk assessment and identification of hazards and risks
- Identification of legislative requirements
- Application of standards as accepted good practice
- Practical and economic solutions for implementation
The fundamental of machinery safety is risk assessment. A formal risk
assessment documents the hazards which a machine presents and evaluates them. Unacceptable risks can be reduced to
acceptable levels and risks can be prioritised for action.
We have wide experience of a wide variety of risk assessment techniques.
All work equipment must be used within the requirements of relevant legislation.
We have a comprehensive knowledge of the legislation relevant to machinery and work equipment. We can make sure
that you are aware of all legal requirements and measures are taken to comply with them.
Once the hazards and resulting risks which a machine presents have been identified measures will need to be
taken to reduce any excssive risks to an acceptable level. Standards play an important
role in this by defining what is "state of the art". Equipment which meets the requirements of current harmonised
standards would generally be considered to be "safe enough" and it would provide a good defence of "due dilligence"
in the case of problems.
We have a comprehensive knowledge of EN standards relevant to machinery and their use and
If equipment is not "safe enough" measures will need to be taken to reduce the risks. We can help you design and
specify measures to enaure that your equipment is safe in normal use.
We have a lot of practical experience of specification and installation of safeguarding measures
such as mechanical guarding, safety related control systems, light curtains, laser scanners, guard interlocking
switches and other safety measures.