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                                    Machine Safety Guide


                                    Machine Safety Guide 

                                    To help with understand the new Machinery Directive, we have produced an comprehensive Safe Machinery Guide

                                    The guide covers the main aspects of making machines safe, taking a holistic view of risk assessment, risk reduction, inherently safe design, safeguarding and functional safety.

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                                    This guide includes:

                                    Why safety & legal framework Why safety & legal framework

                                    As well as the moral obligation to avoid harming anyone, there are laws that require machines to be safe, and sound economic reasons for avoiding accidents.
                                    Risk assessment Risk assessment

                                    In order for a machine to be made safe, it's necessary to assess the risks that can result from its use. We explain the iterative process of applying BS EN 14121-1.
                                    Safe design and safeguarding Safe design and safeguarding

                                    Some risks can be avoided by simple measures, but where inherently safe design is not practicable, the next step is safeguarding. We explain the principles behind some of the safeguarding options available from Schneider Electric.
                                    Functional safety Functional safety

                                    Functional safety standards are intended to encourage designers to focus more on the functions that are necessary to reduce each individual risk and what performance is required for each function, rather than simply relying on particular
                                    Worked examples Worked examples

                                    Applying the two new functional safety standards to the same scenario – providing some insight into the similarities and differences between the standards, which may help designers of safe machinery to decide which standard to use.
                                    Useful reference material Useful reference material

                                    Annexes containing the equations from the functional safety standards required for SIL and PL verification and the architectures.
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                                    Machine Safety Guide

                                    Machine Safety Guide
                                    To help you understand the new Machinery Directive, we have produced an comprehensive
                                    Safe Machinery Guide (PDF) 

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