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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3 days agoThere is a very good analysis of possible scenarios here: http://www.machinebuilding.net/ta/t0997.htm
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.
March 2, 2017 14:51
Industry trends within Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to constantly improve comfort, without impacting performance so the user can wear the product for longer without any discomfort, this has been applied to the improved respirators from 3M
February 14, 2017 14:18
A free one day workshop on machine safety is being run by Phoenix Contact at various locations around the UK. This one day introduction includes; Machine Safety, Cyber Security and Lightning and Surge Protection. Find out more.
June 29, 2016 08:10
Common labeling for electrical applications include wires and cables, circuit breakers, as well as Arc Flash and Safety labels.
June 29, 2016 07:38
This article takes a look at Lockouts and Tagouts for Electrical Safety.
June 17, 2016 09:13
In 95 % of all PV systems, panels are serially connected in strings.
May 24, 2016 11:12