The ongoing developments of global safety standards and technologies have made manufacturing safety a powerful tool to optimize your production environment. The implementation of these standards and technologies not only help to reduce injuries, they also provide major improvements in manufacturing productivity, efficiency and the morale of your employees and customers.
Understanding the current risk level of one machine or an entire plant floor is a huge task and many companies do not know where to begin, but Rockwell Automation can help. Rockwell Automation has a global safety team of principle consultants to assist end users, integrators and OEM’s at any step of a safeguarding project – from training and standards assistance through validation and startup.
Safety assessments help you comply with current and emerging standards by providing consulting services for safety critical controls. Once a safety assessment is complete, you are provided with complete documentation and remediation suggestions.
Safety assessment services include:
The foundation to any successful machine safety program is a risk assessment. Leading safety organizations including TUV, IEC, NFPA, ANSI and ASSE have recognized and promoted the benefits associated with performing risk assessments based on industry published methodologies. Today, safety-related standards and industry guidelines are being updated to reflect the need for conducting risk assessments. Your Rockwell Automation Risk Assessment will provide:
These exception-based assessments are a quick and inexpensive way to audit a machine /work cell to determine the obvious points of operation and power transmission hazards. The result of the hazard assessment is a concise report that identifies the location of each observed hazard and provides a rough budgetary estimate for safeguarding. The hazard assessment will also provide:
An Arc Flash Analysis helps identify issues that may lead to an arc flash or blast. An arc flash or blast can release dangerous levels of heat energy, fire, molten materials, vaporized solids that can be inhaled, flying shrapnel and trigger the rapid expansion of air, all capable of causing severe and sometimes fatal injuries. To help reduce the risk of an arc flash or blast, and the associated injuries, a Rockwell Automation Arc Flash Analysis includes:
Rockwell Automation can perform problem remediation and updates to one-line diagrams following the assessment.
Conformité Européenne (CE) translates to “European Conformity.” The European Union (EU) requires that a product must meet ‘essential health and safety requirements’ before being sold in the EU. The CE marking verifies this compliance. Rockwell Automation will help ensure that products meet applicable directive(s) including assisting in the development of the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) which is a critical piece of receiving the CE mark. Note: Rockwell Automation will assist in the development of the DoC, but does not sign the DoC.
This assessment helps identify lockout/tagout issues that could lead to the unexpected release of hazardous energy during service and maintenance work. The LOTO Assessment includes training and hardware recommendations to improve your LOTO process. Improvements can be realized in risk reduction and overall LOTO time reduction.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. has acquired ESC Services, Inc., a global hazardous energy control provider of lockout-tagout services and solutions.
ESC Services develops and installs equipment-specific lockout-tagout procedures featuring custom graphics and safety workflows.
Stop time measurements evaluate compliance of light curtain and area guarding device installations. These services also help to determine ergonomic and operational advantages of safeguarding options.
A Safety Circuit Analysis will help you meet your safety standards. Rockwell Automation will verify the safety circuit design per the applicable standards specified by you. These standards may include EN-954 Category B,1,2,3, or 4, ANSI B11, TR3 Control Reliable, Single Channel w/ monitoring, Single Channel, or others. During the Circuit Analysis we will: