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Machinery safety is a concern for suppliers and manufacturing businesses throughout the world, and there are a wide variety of regulations which help to protect people, assets and property from harm. Most manufacturing sites comprise of an array of different machinery assemblies, adding complexity to the process.
The EU Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) & specifies a number of essential health and safety requirements (EHSR), which are designed to assure that any piece of industrial machinery will be safe to use. The requirements cover a wide range of machines and machinery.
For all products which fall under the scope of the Machinery Directive, a hazard analysis/risk assessment must be carried out.
A risk assessment follows a series of logical steps to identify and examine any potential hazards associated with machinery. This provides information for a risk evaluation, in which a decision is made on the safety of machinery for risks to be reduced where necessary.
The European Norm standard, EN ISO 12100, outlines the hazard analysis/risk assessment procedure as follows:
The Machinery Directive is one of several EU regulations which must be complied with in order to achieve the CE mark. is a legal requirement for many types of products sold within the European Union and demonstrates that the minimum requirements of all applicable directives have been met.
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