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Incentive for defeating protective devices:
App for Android und iOS

A method has been developed in order to evaluate the incentive for defeating protective devices. The method has been incorporated into the standard EN ISO 14119. It is now available as an App for use on smartphones and tablets running Android and on tablets running iOS. The app is free of charge. QR code for

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New tuition module with design examples available for download

The In-Practice-section now offers a new tuition module. Using a number of design examples, the module illustrates concrete measures to prevent, obstruct and detect the defeating of safeguards on machinery. Click here for download and further information.

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Defeated turning machine

The Swiss Social Accident Institution SUVA provides on their website an analysis of an accident on a turning machine. The corresponding presentation can be used for instructions and training purposes. The current version (only in german language!) is available for download : here

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For manufacturers:

Several studies revealed that about 1/3 of all protective equipment on machinery is defeated. Often, the design of protective devices hampers machine operation. Insofar, this is a foreseeable misuse the manufacturer has to take into account already when constructing the machine. According to European legislation, this situation leads …


For suppliers:

Also machine suppliers are called upon to make their contribution to reducing defeat of protective equipment. It is to be noted that the supplier takes over the manufacturer´s responsibilities when he places the machinery on the Community market for the first time. This may be the case e.g. when importing the machinery from a non-EEC country …


For users:

A machinery operator can provide a significant contribution to avoiding defeat of protective equipment on machinery: on the one hand when purchasing new machinery lest “problematic machinery” be introduced into the shop. On the other hand by taking quick and effective measures where defeat of protective equipment on other machinery has been detected …


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