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In the industrial world of today there is one thing that stands head and shoulders above all else, SAFETY. Whether this is safety relating to machines, industrial processes or right through to personal protection equipment, the need to comply has never been greater.

Insufficient safety practises can ultimately lead to injuries or worse, fatalities. Machine Safety doesn't just happen, it is engineered by using approved products, conducting risk assessments and designing to international standards which are relative and legislative. As industrial capacity increases the need for clear and defined safety also increases. Standards are updated and new products developed, staying up to date ensures both plant and personnel are adequately protected

Whether discovering application solutions, quoting standards or sharing safe working practices, this hub is the place to find and post information on all things relating to industrial safety. Come back for regular updates.

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Machine Safety

February 1, 2018 12:42

Siemens has started the phase out of their 3TK28 safety relays

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Machine Safety

November 2, 2017 15:17

Top 5 Reasons why you need DesignSpark Safety

DesignSpark Safety is a cloud-based software, created to help machine builders and designers assess safety risks and to ultimately comply with CE standards and directives.

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Machine Safety

October 31, 2017 13:46

CE-CON and DesignSpark bring you DS Safety

CE-CON and DesignSpark have decided to join forces offering a great new cloud-based software that helps to take the sting out of the daunting risk assessment process, aptly named DesignSpark Safety. We talk to CE-CON, who tell us how they came to be.

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Machine Safety

October 31, 2017 13:46

Do you Design Safety as Standard?

Designing workplace machinery that is safe is of paramount concern to both the manufacturers of the machinery and the users of the end product. What can be done to help?

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Machine Safety

October 17, 2017 14:07

Don’t lift to listen in Noisy Environments – use Peltor III

Noise induced hearing loss can affect anyone and at any age, so when using hearing protection don’t be tempted to “lift” the earmuff to listen, as this can allow in dangerous noises!

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Machine Safety

October 2, 2017 15:45

Designed to save lives, but destined to kill

We tend to accept that machines designed to help treat illnesses and disease are safe, but that wasn't always the case...

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Machine Safety

October 2, 2017 15:42

The Herald of Free Enterprise, a tragic lesson in the assumption of safety

It was just over 30 years ago when the Herald of Free Enterprise tragically capsized just after leaving ZeeBrugge harbour. What could have been done to prevent such an event?

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Machine Safety

September 25, 2017 12:10

“A worker’s first day at work shouldn’t be his last day on earth”

This dramatic yet blatantly obvious statement is in fact a quote by David Michaels of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the USA.

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Machine Safety

September 25, 2017 10:49

Why is risk assessment like cleaning your teeth?

What would be the consequences of failing to integrate risk assessment into our design processes? Any machine designed without consideration for hazards and risks is going to become an accident waiting to happen.

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Machine Safety

September 11, 2017 12:18

Will Brexit mean an end to CE compliance in the UK?

If the UK leaves the CE marking system this may complicate the process of trading with countries inside the EU, but on the other hand it could offer the opportunity to move away from some of the regulations for trading within the UK.

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September 5, 2017 08:19

A brief history of industrial safety

We perhaps take machine safety for granted these days, but it wasn't always like that...

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