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Machinery safety risk assessment software launch

23 January 2013

Simplify and speed the process of machinery safety risk assessment with Laidler's latest software system being launched at Health & Safety '10 South...

Laidler Associates, the safety and compliance consultants is launching the latest version of its risk management software system on Stand 10 at Health and Safety '10. The software gives up-to-the-minute guidance on risk assessments for the working environment; CE Marking to the Machinery Directive and PUWER 98.

Widely used and respected, the 'Risk Management Software System' simplifies and speeds the process of assessment, as well as ensuring that no vital steps are missed.

The latest version has been fully updated to cover the requirements of the new Machinery Directive, 2006/42/EC, compliance with which became mandatory from 29th December 2009. Other enhancements include an option for users to decide whether they work to ISO EN 13849-1 or EN954-1 for the safety of machinery, and an on-disk copy of the Health and Safety Executive's new PUWER Approved Code of Practice.

The software covers PUWER 98 requirements and CE marking for machines, however, its modular design means, that it can be readily enhanced to suit the needs of individual users by adding modules to deal with their specific requirements.

All modules guide the user through the steps necessary for compliance using a simple question-and-answer approach that ensures that every step is properly completed. The modules then generate detailed reports in a uniform format, thereby making it easy to fully document risk assessment processes and, in the case of CE marking, to produce the essential technical files. If non-compliances are found, a 'to do' list is created, listing items in order of risk. Further benefits of the system include being able to store reports electronically.

An ideal complement to the advice and support available from Laidler's expert consultants, the new version of the company's 'Risk Management Software System' runs on Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 on almost any PC. For those who wish to find out more about this versatile package, a free demonstration version is available for download from www.laidler.co.uk

To help those who need more information Laidler Associates has announced its free access training dates for 2010. Machinery safety workshops, covering the New Machinery Directive amongst other issues, will take place on: April 13, Newbury; June 29, Solihull; October 19, Scotland; November 16, Bolton. For full course contents and free registration visit: www.laidler.co.uk