Control Engineering presents - What is a Risk Assessment?
What is a Risk Assessment?
By Scott Krumwiede, RWD Technologies
A risk assessment is a formal process that must be followed to evaluate safety risk potentials throughout all modes and operations of a machine. This process identifies the potential problems that could injure the operator, maintenance personnel, or even individuals walking past a machine. Read more
Skip Risk Assessment at Your Peril
Companies would not run their businesses without insurance. The consequences are far too high. So why would they gamble with the health of their employees and businesses by not conducting risk assessments on their machinery? Read more
The Time Has Come to Trust Safety-Rated PLCs
Safety PLCs combine the functionality of a control system with a safety system in one controller, allowing manufacturers to greatly reduce machine life cycle costs. Only one programming language is needed for both control and safety circuits. Read more