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