Laidler Associate will be sponsoring the Demonstration Zone at the inaugural Health and Safety Ireland event which takes place at The National Show Centre, Dublin on the 16-17 November 2011.
Laidler, who specialises in machinery safety legislation and risk assessments, will also deliver a presentation at Health and Safety Ireland on Practical Machinery Safety, including Guarding Issues. Using its virtual reality system to re-create a typical working environment, Laidler is able to bring to life the problems that are present and demonstrate how to provide safe solutions in this area.
Focusing on the practical nature of the zone, Laidler will demonstrate how to carry out machinery risk assessments in line with relevant legislation.
Laidler and TÜV SÜD Product Service are also exhibiting at the event, where they will be promoting their programme of CE marking, PUWER assessments and training, as well as their machinery safety design and installation services.
Visitors to the Laidler/TÜV SÜD Product Service stand at Health and Safety Ireland can pick up their free copy of the latest edition of ‘A practical guide to machinery safety’. The easy to read guide, which is also available free to download from the Laidler Associates website, has recently been updated to cover the latest information on legislation including the EMC and Low Voltage Directives and the most recent changes to the Machinery Directive. It also covers risk assessment and hazard analysis; includes step-by-step advice on CE marking and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).
As before, the guide aims to benefit both machine builders and end users and because both sides need a good understanding of the legislation and processes surrounding machinery safety, this guide will help bridge the gap in understanding between the two. As well as featuring information about what to look for in a pre-purchase audit and a section on different types of electrical safety products the guide also features forms, charts and checklists that can be used to conduct a machinery safety inspection.