Compliance inSight Consulting Inc.

Safeguarding Reviews

Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing pro­vides exper­tise on safe­ty require­ments of safe­guard­ing sys­tems for your equip­ment whether it’s old or new, in Cana­da, the USA, or the EU.

We apply the most cur­rent machin­ery safe­ty stan­dards to eval­u­ate the guard­ing on your equipment.

CANADA

In Cana­da, this includes:

  • Ontario Reg­u­la­tion 851, Sec­tion 7 Pre-Start Health and Safe­ty Reviews*
  • CSA C22.1 – Cana­di­an Elec­tri­cal Code
  • CSA C22.2 No. 301 – Indus­tri­al Elec­tri­cal Equipment
  • CSA Z142 – Code for Punch Press and Brake Press Oper­a­tion: Health, Safe­ty and Guard­ing Requirements
  • CSA Z432 – Safe­guard­ing of Machinery
  • CSA Z434 – Indus­tri­al Robots and Robot Sys­tems — Gen­er­al Safe­ty Requirements
  • CAN/CSA/IEC 60825–1 – Safe­ty of Laser Prod­ucts: Equip­ment Clas­si­fi­ca­tion, Require­ments and User’s Guide
  • NFPA 79 – Elec­tri­cal Stan­dard for Indus­tri­al Machinery

*Pro­vid­ed in con­junc­tion with our Engi­neer­ing Part­ners.

USA

In the USA, this includes:

  • ANSI B11 fam­i­ly of machine tool stan­dards (24 standards)
  • ANSI/RIA R15.06 – Safe­ty Require­ments for Indus­tri­al Robots and Robot Systems
  • ANSI B15.1 – Safe­ty Stan­dards for Mechan­i­cal Pow­er Trans­mis­sion Apparatus
  • ANSI B151 fam­i­ly of plas­tic mould­ing machin­ery standards
  • ANSI Z136.1 – Safe Use of Lasers

ASME B20.1 – Safe­ty Stan­dard for Con­vey­ors and Relat­ed equipment

EUROPEAN UNION, EFTA & EEC COUNTRIES

In the EU, this includes:

  • EN ISO 12100 – Safe­ty of machin­ery – Basic con­cepts, gen­er­al prin­ci­ples for design – Basic ter­mi­nol­o­gy and methodology
  • EN ISO 13849–1 – Safe­ty of machin­ery — Safe­ty-relat­ed parts of con­trol sys­tems —
    Part 1: Gen­er­al prin­ci­ples for design
  • EN ISO 13849–2 – Safe­ty of machin­ery — Safe­ty-relat­ed parts of con­trol sys­tems —
    Part 2: Validation
  • EN ISO 13850 – Safe­ty of Machin­ery — Emer­gency stop equip­ment, func­tion­al aspects – prin­ci­ples for design
  • EN ISO 13851 – Safe­ty of Machin­ery — Two-hand con­trol devices – Func­tion­al aspects – prin­ci­ples for design
  • EN ISO 13855 — Safe­ty of machin­ery — Posi­tion­ing of safe­guards with respect to the approach speeds of parts of the human body
  • EN ISO 13857 – Safe­ty of machin­ery — Safe­ty dis­tances to pre­vent haz­ard zones being reached by upper and low­er limbs
  • EN ISO/TR 14121–2 – Safe­ty of machin­ery — Risk assess­ment – Part 2: Prac­ti­cal guid­ance and exam­ples of methods
  • EN 201 – Rub­ber and Plas­tics Machines – Injec­tion Mould­ing Machines – Safe­ty Requirements
  • EN 294 – Safe­ty of Machin­ery — Safe­ty dis­tances to pre­vent dan­ger zones being reached by the upper limbs
  • EN 349 – Safe­ty of Machin­ery — Min­i­mum gaps to avoid crush­ing of parts of the human body
  • EN 547–1 and ‑2 – Safe­ty of Machin­ery — Human body mea­sure­ments – deter­min­ing the dimen­sions required for open­ings for whole body access
  • EN 563 – Safe­ty of Machin­ery — Tem­per­a­tures of touch­able sur­faces – ergonom­ics data to estab­lish temp. limits
  • EN 574 – Safe­ty of Machin­ery — Two-hand con­trol devices — Func­tion­al aspects — Prin­ci­ples for design
  • EN 811 – Safe­ty of Machin­ery — Safe­ty dis­tances to pre­vent dan­ger zones being reached by the low­er limbs
  • EN 953 – Safe­ty of Machin­ery — Guards – Gen­er­al require­ments for the design and con­struc­tion of fixed and mov­able guards
  • EN 60204–1 – Elec­tri­cal Equip­ment of Indus­tri­al Machines
  • EN 61439 – Low-volt­age switchgear and con­trol­gear assemblies
  • EN 60825–1 – Safe­ty of Laser Prod­ucts: Equip­ment Clas­si­fi­ca­tion, Require­ments and User’s Guide

STOP TIME TESTING AND ANALYSIS

We also pro­vide Stop-Time Per­for­mance Test­ing – estab­lish­ing per­for­mance data crit­i­cal in posi­tion­ing pres­ence-sens­ing safe­guard­ing devices like light cur­tains, safe­ty mats, area scan­ners and two-hand con­trols. We rec­om­mend fol­low­ing ISO 13855, but test­ing to oth­er stanadards can also be done.

WHAT YOU GET

Typ­i­cal­ly, a safe­guard­ing review pack­age includes a Find­ings Report – out­lin­ing the scope, the Acts, Reg­u­la­tions and Stan­dards employed, any con­trolled doc­u­ments used as source mate­r­i­al (such as mechan­i­cal draw­ings, schemat­ics and man­u­als), and a detailed list of non-con­form­ing items found dur­ing the review. Spe­cif­ic guid­ance on cor­rec­tive action(s) is pro­vid­ed as a part of the review, and addi­tion­al con­sult­ing is avail­able to assist design­ers to apply the require­ments. We can also review any safe­guard­ing mod­i­fi­ca­tions made based on our Find­ings Report, and val­i­date the ade­qua­cy of the modifications.