Machinery Risk Assessment (MRA)
Fulfil your safety legal compliance for machines
So you can focus on what you do best - manufacturing
Manufacturers of machinery are required by law to complete a design-based risk assessment as they design and build machinery, even when the machine is made for the manufacturer’s own use.Contact us for machine safety consultancy
Before putting a new machine into service, there are three questions to be answered:
does the new equipment carry a CE mark?
has a risk assessment been carried out for the environment the machine is used?
has an assessment been carried out in accordance with “Use of Work Equipment Directive”?
If there is a “yes” to all three questions - production on this machine can start.
End-user has a general legal requirement to complete a risk assessment at regular intervals during the machine’s life-cycle, and again in case of machine relocation in accordance to “Use of Work Equipment Directive Assesment (UWED)”.
Risk reduction… and more
Our Machine Risk Assessment service (complete in accordance with EN ISO 12100) helps you fulfil these requirements in accordance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. You will receive a report that identifies initial risk reduction requirements for reducing hazardous events. You will also receive information on additional safety measures and safety related control functions where necessary.
A mathematical evaluation of all risks posed by associated hazards and tasks identified using the following factors:
Degree of Possible Harm (DPH)
Probability of Occurrence (PO)
Possibility of Avoidance (PA)
Frequency and/or duration of Exposure (FE)
This evaluation produces:
A numerical risk score analysis
Initial risk reduction methodologies
An overall risk reduction priority list
Identification of recommended safety related control functions.