Machinery Safety

ESC has extensive experience in providing machinery safety assessments for the manufacturing, power, food, milling, automotive and extrusion industries as well as many others.

ESC's risk assessment consultants provide machinery safety assessments for the manufacturing, power, food, milling, automotive and extrusion industries as well as many others

Machinery Safety Process

Machinery Safety Process

ESC’s expert risk assessment consultants utilise a software-based semi-quantitative methodology in order to carry out machinery risk assessment safety studies for hazard identification, risk estimation and risk evaluation as part of achieving compliance with:

  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), which requires that users of work equipment carry out a risk assessment and provide work equipment that it suitable for the task it is intended to be used for and can be done without putting people at risk. The PUWER Regulations are applicable to any machinery used at work (i.e. apparatus, tools, machinery, appliances or installations for use at work)
  • Risk Assessment to ISO 12100 (formerly ISO 14121), as required by The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • EN 954, ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061 (Safety of Machinery – Safety Related Parts of Control System), including control risk assessment, Performance Level (PL)/Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Targeting, Verification and Validation
  • CE Marking Services, including assessment against Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) and EC Directives
    • Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
    • ATEX Directive 94/9/EC
    • EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
    • Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
    • Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU etc

Machinery Safety Assessment

As part of your machinery safety assessment, ESC is able to offer:

  • Quick and efficient risk assessments
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Evaluation
  • Recommendations on addressing any shortfalls for machinery with regards to the regulation(s) and standards that are required to be met
  • Advice and information on compliance with the relevant regulations and standards
  • A comprehensive report including all documentation required by the regulations

ESC’s Machinery Risk Experience

ESC have conducted machinery risk assessments for the following companies (not exhaustive):

  • Rank Hovis
  • Cadbury
  • McCain
  • Johnson Matthey
  • AkzoNobel
  • SSE

Further Information

Our Functional Safety FAQs are a great place to start if you have any questions.

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