Risk management software for the new Machinery Directive

Paul Boughton

Laidler Associates is launching a new version of its Risk Management Software System that gives up-to-the-minute guidance on risk assessments for the working environment, CE Marking to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and PUWER 98.
Already widely used, 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 updated to cover the requirements of the new Machinery Directive, 2006/42/EC, compliance with which became mandatory from 29 December 2009. Other enhancements include an option for users to decide whether they work to EN ISO 13849-1 or EN 954-1 for the safety of machinery, and there is also an on-disk copy of the Health and Safety Executive's new PUWER Approved Code of Practice.
Its modular design means that the software can be enhanced to suit the needs of individual users by adding modules to deal with specific requirements beyond PUWER 98 and CE marking.
All modules guide the user through the steps necessary for compliance by means of a simple question-and-answer approach that ensures that every step is 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, produce the essential technical files. If non-compliances are found, a 'to do' list is created, listing items in order of risk. A further benefit of the system is the ability to store reports electronically.
The new version of the Risk Management Software System runs on Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. A free demonstration version is available for download from the company's website.
For more information, visit www.laidler.co.uk

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