We assist our customers with technical advice and guidance in a range of areas;
Safety Product Selection
Compliance with Applicable Legislation, Directives, Standards and Regulations
How we can help you
Light Curtain Testing
Have you ever thought that light curtains require testing?
Did you know the HSE call for light curtains to be tested every 6 months or 1 year depending on the light curtain type.
Details can be found in HSG180.
Machinery over time is subject to wear and tear and as such may not stop as quickly as it did when new. So although the light curtains may stop the machine, does the machine stop before you can access any moving part?
Using stop performance measuring equipment, we can physically assess the stopping time of the machine and let you know whether they are suitable placed or whether they require relocating inline with EN ISO 13855.
Guarding Compliance Audit
Want to know if your guarding is compliant?
By assessing your guarding, the type fitted, the distances from the hazard and looking at the effectiveness of it, we refer back to the relative standards to report as to whether it is compliant or not. Where there is a failing we can advise on how to comply, ensuring the machine is safe and complies to EN ISO 14120 and EN ISO 13857.
Electrical Compliance Audit
As breakdowns occur, there is urgent need to get the machine back in to production. Wires get extended, components replaced, ducting lids removed, wires falling out from the ducting leading to untidy, potentially dangerous control panels and unsafe machines.
We will review the control panels against EN 60204-1 and give guidance on how to make improvements to ensure compliance is achieved.
This can also be done on new control panels being independently supplied.
Creation of Purchasing Specifications
We are able to assist clients with putting together purchasing specifications when buying new and used machinery.
Referencing the relevant standards and directives and any other relevant documents, we can guide companies on things to question and check to ensure the machine is compliant at the purchasing stage.
This not only helps with ensuring the machine is safe from the manufacturer, but also assists with meeting the PUWER requirements.