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
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2 months agoThere is a very good analysis of possible scenarios here: http://www.machinebuilding.net/ta/t0997.htm
November 2, 2017 15:17
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.
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.
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?
October 17, 2017 14:07
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!
October 2, 2017 15:45
We tend to accept that machines designed to help treat illnesses and disease are safe, but that wasn't always the case...
October 2, 2017 15:42
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?
September 25, 2017 12:10
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.
September 25, 2017 10:49
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.
September 11, 2017 12:18
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.
September 5, 2017 08:19
We perhaps take machine safety for granted these days, but it wasn't always like that...
July 21, 2017 15:01
In part two of the series, we look at evaluating the risks you may have found in your workplace, and accurately recording the data and offering solutions to the hazards.
July 13, 2017 12:24
Like it or not wherever we work there is an element of risk involved, from scaling the heights on a chimney stack to picking up your soldering iron. We look at analysing and preventing those risks from becoming accidents.