Risk assessment, lockout / tagout, validation to ISO 13849, CE marking and more
functional safety + Productivity
A decrease in productivity is one of the worst myths when implementing safety solutions for industrial machinery. Then, why do we still hear about it? The reason is very simple, companies implement risk mitigation techniques without following the right process, such as a risk assessment. Most companies implement risk mitigation techniques based on their engineering best practice or experience. This is part of the process, but not the whole story of the Machine Safety Lifecycle.
To complement our lineup of high performing safety devices, Wieland offers safety services to guide you through the various stages of the machine safety lifecycle. Our Functional Safety Experts provide a wide range of advanced safety services such as machine safety risk assessment, validation services, lockout tagout (LOTO) procedures & training, CE marking self-certification and more.
- Machine Safety Risk Assessment
- Lockout / Tagout Procedures Creation & Audit
- Lockout / Tagout Training
- CE Marking Self-certification
- Validation According to EN ISO 13849-1
- Education on safety devices and standards training
Machine Safety Risk Assessment
The Global regulations like The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, OSHA for the USA, NOM for Mexico, NBR for Brazil requires that a risk assessment be carried out on machinery before it is placed on the market. For this purpose, the applicable safety requirements must be determined and appropriate measures have to be taken. Wieland will create a guideline compliant risk assessment, complete with documentation that is in compliance with the current global laws and standards.
What we provide
- Research on applicable Standards for your specific equipment and situation
- Execution of the risk assessment according to EN ISO 12100, ANSI B11.0, NOM004, NBR12
- Documentation of hazards including occurrence likelihood as well as probable severity
- Determination of Performance Level Requirement
- Development of the risk mitigation concept
- Development of the risk reduction architecture and assistance with component selection
- Final risk assessment report
Validation According to EN ISO 13849-2
Validation is the process of confirming that the design of the safety function corresponds to the specifications of the safety requirement of the machine. Electronic protective devices on a machine that are validated according to EN ISO 13849-1 better avoid errors during implementation. We provide a validation process in two segments. First we validate the technical documentation of your machine according to the standard. Secondly we validate the machine itself by testing the installed safety devices.
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CE MArking process
The CE Mark of conformity is your machine’s passport in to the EU. If you are selling or installing your machine in the EU you need to have a CE mark.
In practice, CE marking – and thus compliance with European legislation – is associated with many difficulties for machine builders, especially when it comes to modifications or convertions of a machine. Failure to comply with the Machinery Directive (MRL) 2006/42/EC can damage your company’s reputation and business activities and result in fines and criminal penalties for personal injury to non-compliant machinery.
Our safety experts will help you with the CE process from the initial risk assessment to the final checks and reports for the issuing of the CE declaration of conformity.
Lockout / Tagout (LOTO)
Lockout / tagout refers to the specific practices and procedures that safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. OSHA and ANSI both require a lockout / tagout program to protect workers from hazardous energy. Wieland can support you in creating a LOTO program, or Audit the program in place.
Additional training can be provided to your maintenance team on the lockout / tagout program. The training is based on OSHA 1910.147, and ANSI Z244-1. Your EHS team can also be trained on the LOTO program requirements to ensure the health and safety of all of your employees.