We can offer a wide range of training, tailor made to your company’s needs. Training would typically cover:
- CE marking of machines. There are a number of directives that may apply to your machinery and in order to apply the CE mark with confidence, you will need to comply with all directives that are applicable.
- Guarding including the correct use of both fixed and interlocked guards using different types of interlocks.
- Safety Related Control Systems (SRCS) and the use of performance levels to achieve the appropriate risk reduction strategy.
- Harmonised standards. These are guidelines that will give the manufacturer a presumption of conformity if followed. Examples include
- EN 60204-1 Safety of Machinery – Electrical equipment of Machinery,
- EN ISO 13849-1 Safety of Machinery – Safety related parts of control systems.
- EN ISO 13857: 2008 Safety of machinery – Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs.
- EN ISO 12100: 2010 Safety of machinery — Basic concepts, general principles for design — Risk assessment and risk reduction.
- Training on the key regulations in the Approved Code of Practice
Who should attend?
- Design Engineers
- Project Engineers and purchasing staff
- Health and Safety Managers
- Engineering Managers and supervisors
Completed machinery which is imported for use in Europe must be CE marked and have a Declaration of Conformity issued. If it is not a completed machine, then it does not need to be CE marked but must have a Certificate of Incorporation issued with the machine. It is then up to the integrator or end user to CE mark the final assembly. In all cases however the machinery will need to be assessed using the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSR’s) in Annex I of the Machinery Directive to ensure that the machinery is safe for operational use.
This EHSR assessment will not only be needed when new machines are put into use in the EU, but also if you significantly modify the machinery so that its original performance or function has substantially changed. In addition, conformity will need to be evident if you have a number of machines that are working together as an assembly of machines. DJB Machinery Compliance Ltd has extensive knowledge of the Machinery Directive and harmonised standards to achieve compliance.
DJB Machinery Compliance Ltd offer CE marking advice. We can attend site to assist you in the required process if required. Not only can consultancy services be offered to UK manufacturers and end users, but we can also assist those manufacturers outside of the EU to meet those requirements of the CE marking process.
If you are involved in purchasing machinery and do not have the confidence during Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) to sign the machinery off in terms of meeting the EHSR’s of the machinery directive, we can provide third party consultancy advice, using the Harmonised Standards at the manufacturers to ensure compliance prior to machinery shipment..
Risk Assessments need to be undertaken in accordance with the requirements of Annex I of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, PUWER and the Management Regulations 1999. It is therefore important to identify the applicable regulations, standards, and the use of appropriate Health and Safety Guidance HSG’s if available. Undertaking a formal Risk Assessments requires a detailed methodology and the person performing the risk assessment must be competent to do so. Risk Assessment on machinery should follow the three-step method produced by the HSE and the recommendations in the standard EN ISO 12100: 2010 Safety of machinery, which covers the basic concepts and general principles for design risk assessment and risk reduction. We can offer consultancy on machinery based risk assessments for both new and existing machinery. The assessments are applicable to CE Marking and PUWER requirements and can be carried out internationally if needed.
PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. This regulation has a requirement for inspection to ensure that work equipment is not putting people at risk. A PUWER inspection is needed to identify whether the equipment can be operated, adjusted and maintained safely and that any deterioration (for example, defect, damage, wear) can be detected and remedied before it results in unacceptable risks. It is essential that the work equipment that your employees use is safe. DJB Machinery Compliance can provide consultancy services to assist manufactures with meeting the auditing requirements of PUWER.
Machinery Purchasing Specifications development
Many companies can reduce most of the non-conformity issues on new machinery by having a detailed purchasing specification for complex machinery. We can offer a consultancy service to develop a procurement specification, listing the correct standards and appropriate directives to ensure your machinery arrives correctly CE marked and with the correct documentation