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Risk Management of Machinery and Work Equipment


John Glover

Are you compliant with the new Machinery Directive?

If you are not sure what the new responsibilities are, this book deals with the key changes brought about by the Machinery Directive in a clear and straightforward question and answer format. It gives guidance on the steps to take and the standards to use to help meet the responsibilities.

Combining all the relevant information needed to manage the risks associated with machinery and work equipment, the guide is an invaluable source of information.

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.

Understanding the legislation, Directives and 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’ll need a clear understanding of what’s required for legal compliance. And 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 me manage risk in the workplace?

This book can help you manage machinery risk 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:

Who is this book for?

The book is for anyone concerned with machinery safety and risk management, and especially within industries with higher risk profiles, including:

  • Managers and/or engineers
  • Health and safety consultants
  • Risk management professionals
  • Students taking the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occ. Health and Safety or Safety and
  • Risk Management Diplomas.

Contents of Risk Management of Machinery and Work Equipment include:

  • Corporate risk management
  • Risk manager vs insurance manager
  • Health and safety and the law
  • The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • The use of harmonized standards
  • ISO 13849-1, Safety of machinery. Safety-related parts of control systems. General principles for design
  • High-risk environments
  • Why systems fail
  • The costs of non-compliance
  • Bibliography
  • Index of questions by topic

About the author

John Glover, Grad IOSH, has practiced health and safety law, and safety of machinery for a number of years. He has extensive knowledge of the subject and contributes regularly to magazine articles.

After having worked for a world leading health and safety organization specializing in machinery safety, John set up his own health and safety consultancy, Glover Associates & Consulting Ltd. This then fulfilled his vision for the provision of machinery safety and occupational safety services to commerce and industry alike, including energy and power generation.


“Any employer who is not sure of his responsibilities in relation to machinery safety and work equipment will find that this book combines all the relevant information needed to manage the risks associated with them.”
RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal

Read a review of the machinery safety book

"...presents information relating to the UK's Supply of Machinery Safety) Regulations 2008, it will be useful for readers in other European countries, as well as companies exporting machinery to the UK and mainland Europe. ...as well as considering issues relating directly to the design, manufacture and use of machinery, the book also covers corporate risk management."  Jon Severn, Editor www.MachineBuilding.net

These publications for machinery safety may also of interest:

BS EN ISO 13849-1:2008
Safety of machinery. Safety-related parts of control systems. General principles for design

BS EN ISO 13849-2:2008
Safety of machinery. Safety-related parts of control systems. Validation

BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009
Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements




Standard NumberBIP 2184
TitleRisk management of machinery and work equipment
StatusCurrent
Publication Date11 January 2010
DescriptorsRisk assessment, Management, Health and safety requirements, Safety measures, Equipment safety, Occupational safety, Production equipment, Hazards, Legislation, Regulations Engineering and Manufacturing
ICS03.100.01
13.110
CommitteeZBIP/5
ISBN978 0 580 67515 7
PublisherBSI
FormatA5
DeliveryYes
Pages106
File Size450.8 KB
Price£30.00


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