Product safety

Etteplan has extensive knowledge in functional safety aspects related to machine control systems and process industry, as well as in planning the safety of working methods, assembly and installation. We help customers with safety issues in all phases of the machine or system lifecycle: specification, design, manufacturing, installation, operation, maintenance, modernization and disposal. Etteplan’s safety engineers have years of experience in applying standards such as ISO12100, ISO13849-1, IEC 62061 and IEC 61508.

The safety aspects are an integral part of Etteplan’s engineering design process. Etteplan has in-depth experience in the following application areas to name a few:

  • lifting and hoisting 
  • material handling 
  • process and mining industry machines
  • production lines
  • wind power
  • mobile equipment and transportation
  • plants and factories for process industry

To identify and interpret the requirements of directives and standards can be a complex task. Layers of references between standards can appear daunting to an inexperienced reader. Etteplan’s safety engineers help customers interpret the relevant directives and standards and assess the best practices in applying these standards on the customer’s machinery.

 

Services and delivery models

Assessing risks requires a good overall technical knowledge and capability to foresee potential hazards when using a product or equipment the correct or wrong way. An outside expert can bring considerable value to risk assessment as a facilitator or a coach - safety defects can be taken into account at an earlier stage.

Etteplan can lead the process of product safety management or act as an external consultant in the customer’s project. Etteplan also delivers complete turn-key projects, as well as Managed Services, where Etteplan provides continuous product safety services to the customer.

Etteplan’s services in the area of product safety include:

  • Risk assessments
  • Specification, design and implementation of safety-related measures
  • Verification and validation
  • Standard studies
  • Safety management and planning
  • Technical information services: how to inform safety issues to end-user and documentation required by directives
  • Training

 

Contact us

If you need more information on Etteplan’s services in the area of product safety, please contact:

Jani Hiltunen, tel. + 358 103 072 370 or email: jani.hiltunen(at)etteplan.com
Sixten Folke, tel. +46 73 078 0910 or email: sixten.folke(at)etteplan.com
Star Chang, tel. + 86 5125 768 9999 or email: star.chang(at)etteplan.com