Redesigning your systems: Is it a case of significant modification?

Redesign of systems

Redesign of systems

If you have modified your system or intend to do so, further measures might be requested. We check for you:

  • Is it a case of significant modification influencing the machine safety?
  • Is it a case of significant modification?
  • Is an intended change financially feasible (assessing costs and benefits of changes)?
  • Is a new conformity evaluation procedure (CE marking) required?

When is it a case of significant modification?

If you do a signatificant change to your machine, a new conformity evaluation procedure (CE marking) is required. The planned redesign can for example be new, more powerful drives and/or safety devices or a new control software. In such cases, you must decide and evaluated whether a signification change is given. Relevant for the decision whether a significant change is given are the answers to the following questions:

  • Is there a new hazard / risk increase?
  • Are the present safety-related measures sufficient?
  • Can simple guards restore a safe state?
  • How high is the risk of an injury?
  • How high is the probability of occurrence of an injury?

If you have modified your system or intend to do so: Call us. We will gladly advise you and help you assess if you have made or plan significant changes to your system.

Significant modification – interesting facts

  • In general, the operator is responsible for any machine modification.
  • The operator becomes the manufacturer, having the same obligations as the manufacturer.
  • The REFITTER must determine whether a significant change in the sense of the ProdSG is given

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