Any potential risks posed by a machine should be largely eliminated from the start for economic reasons. And a safety system should minimize unnecessary trips to maximize uptime. Here are five steps to consider when planning a machine build:
The machine builder is required to implement risk assessment to identify all hazards associated with any proposed system; to assess and evaluate the respective risks; and to design and construct the system in consideration of such hazards. Risk assessment implementation is to be considered a design-accompanying process which is to be carried out by experts of various disciplines. In this context, the EN ISO 12100 standard offers support by description of an iterative procedure for risk assessment. Also, in the U.S., this is covered by the ANSI B11.0 standard.