Category Archives: Allgemein

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Survey on the manipulation of protective devices

Category : Allgemein

The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) is conducting a survey to assess the current relevance of this topic. The survey asks, among other things, how the participants view the current level of defeating and what measures could contribute to reducing this level.

The survey is aimed at experts in companies. It takes about five minutes to answer the questions.

The survey questionnaire (available only in German) can be found here:

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Assessing the incentive to defeat protective devices on machines – new!

The Excel spreadsheet for assessing the incentive to defeat protective devices on machines has been revised and provided with new instructions.

The former app is no longer available. A new app is currently being developed.

The Excel spreadsheet and instructions can be found here .

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Checklist „Defeating of protective devices“

The “For Users” section now contains a new checklist for preventing the defeating of protective devices. The questions on the purchasing process, on the suitability of the machine and protective devices, and on employee guidance describe the most important measures against defeating.

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New design examples

In the “In Practice” area, teaching module 4 “Design examples” was supplemented by a series of new examples from practice. Using these examples, the module illustrates further measures to prevent, obstruct and detect the defeating of safeguards on machinery. Click here for download and further information.

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Incentive for defeating protective devices:
App for Android und iOS

Category : Allgemein

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 downloading the App (Android and iOS):