1.0 - General

  • Has the equipment been brought in by yourself / your company prior to 5th Dec 1998?

  • Does the equipment come under the interpretation of work equipment (PUWER98)?

  • Is the equipment suitable for the task in which it is undertaking?

  • Are specific risks identified and are safe systems of work established (information, instruction, training and records)?

  • Are the equipment controls clearly visible and identifiable?

  • Is it possible materials or substance to be ejected from the equipment?

  • Is it possible for material / equipment to rupture or disintegrate?

  • Is there any possibility of fire or over heating?

  • Are there any touchable hot or cold surfaces? Are they guarded or warning signs posted if necessary?

  • Is there any possibility of discharge of hazardous substances?

  • Is there any possibility of explosion?

2.0 - Safety / System Controls

  • Are interlocks fitted where required and are they positively acting?

  • Are interlocks correctly positioned?

  • Do interlocks function correctly?

  • After the activation of a safety device, does the machine require a reset before restart?

  • Does the operation of the stop controls bring the equipment to a safe condition in a safe manner?

  • Is all stored energy removed where necessary, before access guarding is opened / removed?

  • Is there an emergency stop provided at the operator control panel(s)?

  • Do the emergency stop(s) function correctly?

  • Are the emergency stops of the correct type (red mushroom headed buttons, bars, levers, kick-plates or pressure sensitive cables)?

  • Is there a delayed start on the equipment with appropriate warning system?

  • Is the warning system working?

  • Are two-hand controls provided where necessary?

  • Do the two handed controls comply with BS EN 574 - Two-handed control devices, functional aspects, principles for design?

  • Are safety light curtains / scanners fitted, and do they conform with the relevant Standards (BS EN ISO 13855: 2010 & BS EN 60825-4: 2006)?

  • If mode selection affects equipment safety, is there restricted access?

  • Are the controls positioned correctly to prevent inadvertent or accidental operation?

  • Can the equipment be started from one position only?

  • Is the equipment stable under its own weight or bolted securely to the floor?

  • Are the control functions user friendly, has training been provided?

3.0 - Guarding

  • Is there any access to dangerous parts of machinery?

  • Are all guards securely held in place with the correct fixings?

  • Are there any sharp edges?

  • Does the guarding restrict the operators view during operation?

  • Is the guarding suitable positioned from the danger zone(s)?

  • Is the guarding suitable to carry out necessary maintenance activities?

  • Can settings / adjustments be carried out safely?

  • Can the guarding be easily defeated with out the use of tools?

  • Does the fitted guarding conform to standards - BS EN ISO 13857: 2008 Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper & lower limbs, BS EN 953: 1997 Guards - General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards, BS EN 349: 1993 Minimum gaps to avoid crushing of parts of the human body?

  • Are there sufficient viewing panels fitted?

  • Are the viewing panels appropriately positioned and of the correct standard (weld immune, shatter proof, etc.)?

  • Is the guarding correctly coloured?

4.0 - Electrical System

  • Is there an electrical isolator fitted to the equipment? Are the mains supply terminated at the isolator?

  • Is the highest voltage, current & frequency clearly identified on the control panel?

  • Is lockable isolation provided for all sources of energy?

  • Are all terminals above 50VAC and 75VDC protected to IP2X?

  • Are permanently live circuits marked?

  • Are electrical enclosures adequately secured and electrical warnings fitted?

  • Are all electrical connection correctly terminated and identified in corrospondance with the electrical diagrams?

  • Does each earth wire have its own dedicated terminal?

  • Is the primary earth identified with PE?

  • Is overload or short circuit protection fitted?

  • Are the control panel(s) clearly identified and in good condition?

  • Are speed levels and direction of motion clearly identified?

  • Are control panels adequately accessible and ventilated / temperature controlled?

  • Are the control panel voltages segregated and clearly identified?

  • Is there a circuit diagram available in each corresponding control panel?

  • Are fluid and air controls segregated from all electrical panels?

  • Are all cables protected or securely fastened?

5.0 - Pneumatic System

  • Is there an pneumatic lockable isolator fitted to the equipment?

  • Can the isolator be accessed from outside of the equipment?

  • Are all sources of energy clearly identified?

  • Are all sources of energy exhausted whilst in an emergency stop state?

  • Are all pneumatic pipes & ports clearly identified in accordance to BS 2917-1: 1993 & ISO 1219-1: 1991?

  • Are all pneumatic valves / solenoids clearly identified, accessible and secure?

  • Does the circuit prevent movement, whilst in an emergency stop condition?

  • Are working pressures clearly identified with min & max limits?

  • Is there a circuit diagram available in each corresponding control panel?

6.0 - Hydraulic System

  • Is there an hydraulic lockable isolator fitted to the equipment?

  • Can the isolator be accessed from outside of the equipment?

  • Are all sources of energy clearly identified?

  • Are working pressures clearly identified with min & max limits?

  • Are all sources of energy exhausted whilst in an emergency stop state?

  • Does the circuit prevent movement, whilst in an emergency stop condition?

  • Is there a circuit diagram available in each corresponding control panel?

7.0 - Documentation, Instruction & Identification

  • Is the machine technical file available?

  • Is a Certificate of Conformity present?
    Are the relevant BS/EN Standards listed?

  • Is there any substances which require COSHH documentation / assessment?

  • Are equipment settings documented and program's backed up?

  • Are the technical file(s) in the language of the end user (English)?

  • Is there a paper and electronic copy of all documentation provided?

  • Is there a "as built" electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic (where applicable) circuit diagram available?

  • Is there contact details of all component suppliers?

8.0 - Training

  • Has the correct training been identified for operator, technician and maintenance?

  • Has the necessary training been agreed and carried out?

  • Is the necessary training documented, implemented and recorded?

  • Is there evidence of trained personnel?

9.0 - Maintenance

  • Is there a maintenance schedule available?

  • Does the schedule identify the task, method, material and any associated hazards?

  • Is equipment maintenance reasonable accessible?

  • Is there a recommended spares list for the equipment including - supplier, description, part number & specification?

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