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The Essential Health and Safety Requirements or EHSR, of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC should be addressed by machinery manufacturers to determine which ones apply to their machine. In some cases, specialist help may be required. Below are a list of some EHSR’s, with links to companies that may be able to help solve problems.


1.1.6 Ergonomics – Ewen Rankin is an ergonomist with experience of machinery. Ewen Rankin

1.2. CONTROL SYSTEMS – Safety Systems Technology Ltd

1.2.4.3. Emergency stop – The device must have clearly identifiable, clearly visible and quickly accessible control devices – the picture opposite demonstrates what a client did, with a lot of E stops on a site or line, the picture allows the E stop to be visible, and also to be identified with what it stops. The text below is edited to state a specific Line or individual machine. EN ISO 13850 (2015) suggest a layout picture should be used, this could be applied in place of text.

1.4. REQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS OF GUARDS AND PROTECTIVE DEVICES – Safety Systems Technology Ltd

1.5.3. Energy supply other than electricity  – Industrial & Marine Hydraulics

1.5.8. Noise – INVC

1.5.7. ExplosionESC Safety Consultants

1.5.9. Vibrations – INVC

1.5.11. External radiation (EMC Testing) – The EMC Centre

  • Free guides to the basics of panel design for EMC – Schneider EMC GuideREO Guide for Panel Builders;
  • More advanced is a book by Kenneth Wyatt  “EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers”, available from IET or Amazon.
  • An American book ‘Electromagnetic Compatibility’ is available here EMC Book, first chapter can be read free, PDF download available.
  • Webinars from Cherry Clough – EMC Basics Webinar

1.5.16. Lightning – First Power

How to carry out a lightning risk assessment and tool to do so

1.7.1. Information and warnings on the machinery  Brady EN ISO 7010 Safety Signs Free Guide

1.7.3. Marking of machinery – 2G Products

1.7.4. Instructions – Safe Machine Ltd – Technical Author Service

Section 4 – Lifting ARM Machinery

Other links will be added as required. If you have suggestions, please e-mail to derek@safemachine.co.uk.

Useful Websites

www.machinebuilding.net

Rapid Alert System – Weekly Notification reports

 


The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC text is provided by the EU. The UK Government brought the Directive into UK law as the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008. There are some minor differences in text. Safe Machine Ltd. carried out a comparison of the text of the Essential Health and Safety Requirements. This can be downloaded below.

The differences are minor and can be considered not relevant.

Download EHSR Comparison PDF


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