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Laidler Associates

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Safety in control: the need for validation 16 May 2011

With EN ISO 13849-1 having been in place for some time as the standard for the safety related parts of machine control systems it is concerning that comparatively little attention has been given to one very important aspect of this standard, namely the requirement for validation. Machine builders need to consider carefully how they will meet this requirement, as Paul Laidler of Laidler Associates explains....

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Watch out for changes to familiar standards 03 December 2010

Laidler Associates has warned that changes will soon be made to some of the most fundamental and familiar standards relating to machine safety. Machine builders and OEMs would be well advised to start making preparations immediately to accommodate these changes....

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Machine sellers at risk? 19 October 2010

Laidler Associates, the UK’s leading safety and compliance consultants, has discovered that many companies disposing of unwanted work equipment are failing to comply with the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), which cover such disposals. As a result, they are leaving themselves open to the risk of prosecution and the potential imposition of heavy penalties....

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Laidler leads demo zone at Health and Safety ’10- Scotland 03 August 2010

The Laidler Group, one of the UK’s leading machinery safety and compliance consultants will be leading and sponsoring the new demonstration zone at Health and Safety ’10 – Scotland which takes place at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on the 15th and 16th September 2010....

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Machinery safety simplified 02 July 2010

Free interactive machinery safety training workshops, which have been specifically developed to make suppliers and users of machinery aware of their legal obligations in relation to machine safety and to provide practical advice on how best to meet those obligations, are now being offered by Laidler Associates, part of the Laidler Group and one of the UK’s leading safety and compliance consultants....

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Machine standard warning 04 June 2010

Many machine manufacturers may be inadvertently relying on out-of-date standards to demonstrate compliance with the Machinery Directive, warns Laidler Associates, one of the UK’s leading safety and compliance consultants....

Software launch and advice on EMC testing 29 April 2010

Laidler Associates have launched the latest version of its Risk Management Software System, now called mCom.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...

Laidler gives safety standard delay decision a cautious welcome 08 February 2010

Laidler Associates welcomes the news that the replacement of the well-known EN 954-1 safety standard has been delayed by 2 years. It will now be withdrawn on December 31st 2011 after being harmonised to the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC....

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Safety standard delay decision a cautious welcome 02 September 2009

Laidler Associates welcomes the news that the replacement of the well-known EN 954-1 safety standard is likely to be delayed. Nevertheless, the company emphasises that this move does nothing to change the fact that EN 954-1 is deficient in many areas. Expert guidance is, therefore, highly desirable when relying on this standard, particular in relation to new designs....

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Dates announced for World’s first machinery safety certification 06 March 2009

Compliance and safety experts Laidler Associates have announced course dates for the University Certificate in Professional Development (UPCD) in Machinery Safety - the first certification of its kind in the world....