Modernisation with safety, usability and productive efficiency in mind
Machines and machine lines are modernised to prolong the life cycle and to reflect production changes. Machine protection and other safety-related features may require updating, and choosing the right level of safety is essential to the usability of the machine.
We design safety solutions based on a risk assessment carried out jointly with the customer. We take into account production requirements and search for compliant and cost-effective safety solutions with a long life cycle.
We strive to ensure changes made in modernisation facilitate the use of the machine and improve production efficiency.
We implement machine modernisations at different scales. We provide overall projects from pre-planning to implementation on a “turnkey” basis, including the necessary documentation and instructions for use. In sub-projects, we handle certain areas, such as safety circuits in the control system or mechanical protection of the machine.
Employer’s responsibilities related to modernisation
The main safety measures that employers are responsible for when modernising machinery under the Occupational Safety and Health Act are:
- safety reporting and risk assessment,
- design and construction of protections,
- updating and managing documentation.
The employer must systematically and periodically review and, if necessary, update the safety of the machinery in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act 738/2002 and the Government Decree on the Safe Use and Inspection of Work Equipment 403/2008. The safety level should be examined, especially when changes are made to machinery, and if necessary, safety should be improved in accordance with the regulations in force.