Practical Machinery Safety


  • David Macdonald, BSc (Hons) Inst. Eng., Senior Engineer, IDC Technologies, Cape Town, South Africa

Practical Machinery Safety aims to provide you with the knowledge to tackle machinery safety control problems at a practical level whilst achieving compliance with national and international standards. The book highlights the major international standards that are used to support compliance with EU regulations and uses these standards as a basis for the design procedures. It looks at the risk assessment processes used to identify hazards and to quantify the risks inherent in a machine. It introduces the concepts of safety categories as defined by standard EN954-1 (Safety of Machinery) and illustrates the principles of failsafe design, fault tolerance and self-testing. It also provides an introduction to machinery protection devices such as guards, enclosures with interlocks and guard-monitoring relays, locking systems, safety mats, photo-electric and electro-sensitive principles and the application of light curtains, a study of Safety Control System techniques, and introduces the principles of safety-certified PLCs.
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* Professional engineers* Specialist students* Control Engineers & Technicians* Electrical Engineers* Instrumentation and Control Engineers & Technicians* Compliance Engineers* Machinery Designers & System Integrators* Safety Professionals, Health & Safety Officers* Production Managers * Automation Engineers* Process Engineers * Process Control Engineers* Electronic Engineers * System Integrators* Designers * Design Engineers* Systems Engineers * Test Engineers* Electronic Technicians* Consulting Engineers


Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6270-3


'..a very practical and useful book which is well worth reading and studying' Health and Safety Review, January/February 2005

Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction to the machinery safety workshop2. Guide to Regulations and Standards3. Risk assessment and risk reduction4. Design procedures for safety controls5. Emergency-stop monitoring and the safety relay6. Sensors and devices for machinery protection7. Application Guidelines for Protection Devices8. Programmable Systems for Safety Controls9. Introduction to Standards for Programmable SystemsAppendix A: Reference and sources of information on machinery safetyAppendix B: GlossaryAppendix C: Notes on tolerable riskAppendix D: Notes on PUWER.Appendix E: Guide to fault-tree analysisPractical exercisesAnswers to practical exercisesIndex