Safety expertise from SafeMech at Northern Manufacturing 2013

Safety is of paramount importance in the workplace. But with legislation changing frequently, it’s sometimes difficult to keep pace with current best practice. That’s where Northern Manufacturing exhibitor SafeMech can help.

safeMech_tmp SafeMech advises on all aspects of Machinery Safety for new projects, existing machinery, imports from outside the EU and renovations. Services include risk assessments, EN 13849 validations, guarding and control systems.

A recent project involved production of a Machinery Directive Technical File for a bearing housing grinding cell for SKF Ltd. in Luton. SKF had designed a concept for a new system for automatically grinding and palletising the sides of bearing shells. Although SKF were building the cell for their own use, they wanted to be sure that they had met all relevant legislation and standards.

The cell incorporated a grinding machine, a robot palletiser, a feed buffer table, inspection equipment and various conveyors transferring components between parts of the cell. SafeMech provided advice on safety aspects, made risk assessments for the whole cell and collated third party documentation and checklists against relevant standards and the Essential Health and Safety requirements of the Directive into a Technical File. SKF were also given advice on relevant standards to apply in their design and content of the CE marking nameplate and Declaration of Conformity.

A visit to the SafeMech stand B26 at Northern Manufacturing is a must for anyone responsible for safety at work. To find out more, go to