A new machinery safety consultancy has been launched to help address the difficulties UK manufacturers are experiencing in the field of machinery safety, especially CE marking.

Safe Machine will be seeking to address the current weaknesses that centre on CE Audits; CE Marking and Machinery Safety training. When purchasing new machinery, it is important to carry out a CE Audit to ensure that it meets all of the legal requirements and is CE marked correctly. Safe Machine can carry out all these checks and also review the machine or complex assembly.

In addition, all machinery supplied for use into the European Economic Area must carry CE marking. Here, Safe Machine can carry out design reviews and risk assessments at an early stage, can assess the machine and documentation and provide guidance as to what modifications are required. It can also compile the Technical File, address the EHSR’s and provide a list of Standards to use. In some circumstances Safe Machine will act as the Responsible Person and sign a Declaration of Conformity, generally for complex assemblies where no single manufacturer has responsibility.

The consultancy can also carry out training.