Machinery Safety 101

Brexit Update – CE Marking and the UK

Brexit: UK and EU Flags against a blue sky

I recently read a press release by UKAS, the UK’s accred­it­a­tion body, regard­ing their ongo­ing dis­cus­sions with the UK gov­ern­ment regard­ing the impact that BREXIT could have on UK accred­it­a­tion. As… 

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ISO 13849 – 1 Analysis — Part 1: Start with Risk Assessment

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series How to do a 13849 – 1 analysis

This post was updated 2019-07-24 I often get ques­tions from cli­ents about how to get star­ted on Func­tion­al Safety using ISO 13849. This art­icle is the first in a series that will… 

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The Brexit Vote and CE Marking: What’s it going to mean for Canadian Exporters?

Shocked and Amazed by Brexit This morn­ing I am shocked and amazed to learn that one of the founders of the European Uni­on has chosen to leave that Uni­on. Join­ing the… 

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Testing Emergency Stop Systems

This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Emer­gency Stop

Updated 2020-10-31. DN I’ve had a num­ber of ques­tions from read­ers regard­ing test­ing of emer­gency stop sys­tems, and par­tic­u­larly with the fre­quency of test­ing. I addressed the types of tests that might… 

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Risk Assessment Blunders

Updated 7‑Jul-2014 Recently I read a blog post writ­ten by Dav­id Cant, called, “Are You Mak­ing These Risk Assess­ment Blun­ders?”. Writ­ing in the UK, Mr. Cant spoke to some of the com­mon kinds… 

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Interpreting the EU MACHINERY DIRECTIVE 2006/42/EC: An Interview with Ian Fraser

This art­icle was ori­gin­ally pub­lished on CEMarking.net. Check out the inter­view that Han Zuy­derwijk of CEMarking.net and I did with Ian Fraser, former Policy Officer at the European Com­mis­sion respons­ible for the… 

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Q & A SESSION ON THE MACHINERY DIRECTIVE WITH IAN FRASER

The Guide to the Machinery Dir­ect­ive: Ian Fraser Han Zuy­derwijk from CEMarking.net and Doug Nix inter­view Ian Fraser about the second edi­tion of the Guide to the Machinery Dir­ect­ive. CE… 

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Five things you need to know about CE Marked Wire and Cable

A picture showing a selection of wire and cable products

Wire is simple right? Maybe not! Here are the top five things to know when select­ing wire and cable products for use in designs that will be CE Marked: Wire… 

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CE Marking Wire and Cable – Necessity or Luxury?

A picture showing a selection of wire and cable products

CE Mark­ing of wire and cable is com­plex for two reas­ons: There are wire or cable products, like power cord assem­blies or pre-made eth­er­net cables, and then there is the… 

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Emergency stop devices: the risks of installer liability

This entry is part 10 of 16 in the series Emer­gency Stop

On the MachineBuilding.net blog today, Alex D’Arcy, Sales Dir­ect­or at Hylec-APL provides some inter­est­ing insights into the liab­il­it­ies asso­ci­ated with the install­a­tion of emer­gency stop devices on machinery. Hylec-APL provides technical… 

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