In order to protect people and machinery in UK/Europe manufacturing environment it is necessary to implement functional safety in a proper manner this is a legal requirement.
Who is responsible?
You are responsible that the safety system meets or continues to meet the standards when you:-
- Modify a Safety System
- Implement a Safety System
- Relocate a Machine
- Change a Machines Function
When modifying or implementing a safety system it is necessary to follow a recorded design procedure. That procedure should encompasses:-
- Risk Assessment
- Equipment Selection
- Safety System Design
- Reliability Calculation
- Maintenance Regime
This is legal requirement by the machinery directive. This is law.
Our engineers are certificated and have modified and installed safety systems on a variety of machinery in the steel processing and automotive industries
ISO 13849 is a safety standard which deals with safety-related design principles of control systems to establish different safety performance levels.
Functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems, is the machinery specific implementation of IEC/EN 61508.