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BSI issues guidance for managing machinery safety risks

16 September 2010

Understanding the legislation, Directives and machinery safety standards that apply to machinery and work equipment can be a difficult task. If your organization uses or supplies machinery as part of its operations, you will need a clear understanding of what is required for legal compliance, whilst employers and staff in any field of work must familiarize themselves with their rights and duties in the workplace under new legislation.

Combining all the relevant information needed to manage the risks associated with machinery and work equipment, this new book is an invaluable guide. Machine builders and users, whether UK-based or exporting machinery into the UK market, will find it a must-have reference, as will employers and managers looking for guidance on their health and safety responsibilities.
How can this book help with managing standards for risk in the workplace?

This book is an essential guide for anyone concerned with machinery safety and risk management, and especially within industries with higher risk profiles. It can help you manage risk in the workplace by providing:

Answers to the most frequently asked machinery safety questions
Practical health and safety solutions in a simple and straightforward format
A common sense approach on how to meet the stringent legal requirements
Guidance in line with the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (implementing Directive 2006/42/EC), in force from December 2009.
Illustrated with real-life case studies, the book examines common queries arising from the various standards, regulations and best practices relating to the safe design and use of work equipment in industry.

This book includes guidance on the following:

Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Harmonized standards, including BS EN ISO 13849.
Price: £25  ISBN: 978 0 580 67515 7 BSI order ref: BIP 2184

Read more about this safety management book here.

Also available is BSI British Standards Institution's guide to the European Directive for CE Marking for Machinery:

CE marking for machinery guidance on the European Directive

If you are unclear about how the Directive affects you, then this guide will prove invaluable. As a subscription product, you'll be kept up-to-date with developments and changes to the Directive, as updates will be sent to you through the year, as part of your subscription to this handbook.

If you design, manufacture or supply machinery then you will need the most up to date information for your industry. This new guide covers the essential aspects of the Directive and will help you assess the implications for your products and decide what action is necessary.
Read more here
 


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