Machine Risk Assessments

Our Hazard Analysis Solution.

Since 1971, Rockford Systems has provided a full spectrum of machine safeguarding solutions, meeting a variety of needs, timeframes and cost requirements for many of the world’s leading manufacturers.

Some organizations start the machine safeguarding process with a Machine Risk Assessment which is a critical first step in any machine safeguarding process as outlined in the following U.S. standards:
• ANSI B11.0
• ANSI Z244.1
• ANSI B11.19
• ANSI B155.1
• ANSI / RIA R15.06
• NFPA 79

A task-based risk assessment is a proven, methodical tool to identify, assess, and document the hazards of operating machinery, as well as quantify and prioritize risks according to their ranking or score. The risk assessment is recommended for companies deploying new, older or refurbished machinery, or those that recently relocated metal-working machines or automation cells that need hazard identification and risk scoring. The Machine Risk Assessment deliverable is a Hazard Analysis Report.

Experienced. Trusted. Committed.

Leveraging an experienced team of safeguarding specialists, all of whom have dedicated OSHA, ANSI and NFPA 79 standards expertise, our onsite risk assessment provides your organization with a thorough understanding of your machine hazards.

Using your machine list and our proprietary RSXpress™ mobile inspection tool, Rockford Systems will identify the tasks and associated hazards on your machinery and score the risk level using the ANSI B11.0-2015 safety standard methods. All applicable OSHA 1910.212 General Requirements (a)(1), ANSI B11 Safety Standards for Metalworking, ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 Safety Standards for Industrial Robots, and NFPA 79 standards will be considered during the machine review. Suggestions will be made to lower the hazard level, and detailed documentation will be provided that outlines the results based on the scope and acceptable level of safety that your organization requires.

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Specifically, our safeguarding specialists will:

  • Visually inspect mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems on machines
  • Function test machines
  • Function test safety devices
  • Analyze machine hazards
  • Analyze operator tasks
  • Analyze machine tooling and uses
  • Detail audit findings including severity of injury, exposure frequency and avoidance likelihood
  • Provide hazard reduction recommendations required to comply with OSHA, ANSI and NFPA 79 standards

The risk assessment process encompasses 8 Simple Steps. Most, but not all, assessments will follow this basic process:

    1 – Fill out form below to get the process started
    2 – Rockford Systems will detail what information is needed for a Machine Risk Assessment
    3 – Discuss acceptable levels of safety your organization requires if above and beyond OSHA 1910.212 and ANSI B11.0-2015
    4 – Rockford Systems will provide a quote to conduct the onsite Machine Risk Assessment, generally within 24 hours of receipt of your information
    5 – Approve (or modify) quote, schedule assessment at your facility
    6 – Machine safeguarding specialists will conduct risk assessment
    7 – Submit additional machine data (such as electrical, pneumatic and/or hydraulic schematics and machine operator manuals) if required
    8 – Upon completion of the assessment, Rockford Systems will provide Hazard Analysis Report, discuss findings and next steps

Upon completion of the Machine Risk Assessment, our team will provide a Hazard Analysis Report that details machine hazards, scores and prioritizes risks considering the above stated regulations and standards. From there, many companies elect to continue into a Machine Safeguarding Assessment, whereby a Compliance Report and Safeguarding Proposal is the final deliverable and completes the assessment process.

No guesswork. No hidden fees. No surprises.

Success in a manufacturing environment means getting the most out of every person, machine and process. Rockford Systems delivers proven capabilities and unmatched experience — that is why we are the industry’s first safeguarding choice and most trusted partner.

Download a sample Machine Risk Assessment HERE.

Call 1-800-922-7533 for more information or complete the form below to get the Machine Risk Assessment process started.

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