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December 2, 2009

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Free information- Machine safety guide

Aimed at both workplace-machinery manufacturers and end-users, a free

downloadable practical guide to machinery safety is now available.

The guide covers legislation, including the Electromagnetic Compatibility and Low Voltage Directives, the ATEX Directive, and the latest information on the new Machinery Directive. It also covers risk assessment and hazard analysis, and includes step-by-step advice on CE marking and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

As well as featuring information about what to look for when specifying equipment and a section on different types of electrical-safety products, the guide also features forms, charts and checklists that can be used to conduct a machinery safety inspection.

The guide is sponsored by safety consultancy, Laidler Associates, and electrical-safety product supplier, Safety Systems Technology. The consultancy’s Paul Laidler, commented: “The guide is written to benefit both machine builders and end-users. Both sides need a good understanding of the legislation and processes surrounding machinery safety and this guide will help bridge the gap in understanding between the two.”

‘A practical guide to machinery safety’ can be requested as a hard copy, or downloaded from www.laidler.co.uk

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