Work equipment adaptation and audits according to Directive 89/655/CEE

//Work equipment adaptation and audits according to Directive 89/655/CEE
Work equipment adaptation and audits according to Directive 89/655/CEE2018-07-05T15:01:37+00:00

1-. OBJECTIVE

The objective is the study (safety audit) applied to the work equipment manufactured before year 1995, and the adaptation to the safety requirements set out in the Directive 89/655/CE and/or Directive 2009/104/CE, concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work.

2.- DEVELOPMENT

The three stages to follow for the adaptation of machines, and to comply with Directive 89/655/CE & Directive 2009/104/CE, are the following:

1.- Development of the “1st safety audit on site to work equipment”: It shall be carried out by a qualified senior technician in health and safety, and competent technicians, supported by workers of the company that know about the operation of the equipment. It must be checked:

  • The equipment is audited when the machine is running, never shutdown
  • Checking every safety component installed
  • Compliance of general requirements according to annex I of directive 89/655/CE
  • Existence of a preventive maintenance planning in the company
  • Accomplish the obligations of verification of work equipment

At the end of the audit an initial audit report is delivered: a unique report is created for every work equipment, about the detected deviations, and judgment of the conformity or nonconformity, supported by digital images. Besides, it is created a general manual or good practices about machine safety.

  1. Machine adaptation to the initial audit report: The adaptation of these machines, following the initial audit report, will be done by:
  • DISTEC’s own workshops

 

  1. DevelopMENT of THE 2nd safety audit”:

It consists in doing the checking audit of the work equipment, and if the deviations (nonconformities) found in the 1st audit are fixed, then a final certifying report is done, for each work equipment. Besides, it will be done or adapted a general instruction manual of the machine.

According to Spanish legislation, all work equipment manufactured before 01-01-1995 (old equipment), and operated in a work station, will be regulated according to the directive 89/655/CE. It is not required the placement of any identification mark, in other words, it will not have CE marking.