Risk assessment is a process that allows the manufacturer to determine the risk of a machine in accordance with the principles laid down in the PN-EN 14121-1 standard. End users of machines also decide to carry out a risk assessment in order to determine whether the machine complies with the applicable requirements. As the result of the assessment is a list of recommendations, the employer learns what needs to be modified in the given machine.

All safety-related control functions are realized on the programmable safety module Pilz MultiPNOZ m2p ETH.

The components of a risk assessment are:

  • machine description,
  • restrictions on the use of the machine,
  • hazard identification,
  • estimation of the risks arising from the hazards,
  • risk analysis,
  • description of risk reduction measures,
  • reassessment and risk evaluation,
  • verification of available machine documentation,
  • recommendations and information on residual risk.