Robot Risk Assessments

We provide our clients with safety consultants who are knowledgeable and experienced in the relevant machinery safety standards and directives. We work with you, to understand your machinery and offer guidance and support on how to achieve compliance.

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What is a robot risk assessment?

When it comes to industrial robot risk assessments, the risk assessment process should follow the guidance found in the international safety standard EN ISO 12100 Safety of machinery - General principles for design - Risk assessment and risk reduction and also EN ISO 10218-2  Robot and robotic devices, Safety requirements for industrial robots, Robot systems and integration.

There are legal duties for machine manufacturers, system integrators, anyone who modifies machinery or those who build their own machinery to conduct a risk assessment as part of the design, build or modification of machinery.

There are literally hundreds of standards that can be  used for guidance and support during the risk assessment process in addition to EN ISO 12100 and EN ISO 10218-2.

Safety Tailored To Your Needs

We provide our clients with safety consultants who are knowledgeable and experienced in the relevant machinery safety standards and directives. We work with you, to understand your machinery and offer guidance and support on how to achieve compliance.

With our robot risk assessment we inspect your machinery / equipment in accordance with the applicable standards​ and directives and provide a detailed and comprehensive report highlighting the hazards found. The hazards are scored based on the level of risk and guidance is given on the best way to reduce the risk to a safe and sufficient level.​ Support and guidance is always available should you have any questions and queries.​​

Why are risk assessments important?

As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees from harm.

 

Robots have the potential to cause harm by various means. It is essential to recognise the hazards created by the installation and use of industrial robots and detail these within a detailed risk assessment. 

The risk assessment is one of the key documents used to assist with the overall CE marking process.

Assessments carried out under these regulations will need to be produced to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the event of an incident.

Why are robot risk assessments important?
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When should a risk assessment be carried out?

A risk assessment should be carried out when:

  • Purchasing new equipment or machinery, with a robot as part of the process

  • Modifying existing machinery to allow for a robot to be integrated 

  • The robot is relocated to a new location

  • The robot is given a new task or operation

Don't forget about review periods.