Not only have we had the hottest years since the weather was recorded, but also an accumulation of violent thunderstorms and rainfalls in the form of hail and torrential rain. Even tornadoes are being sighted more and more frequently. What demands do these weather phenomena make on the safety of your machines and systems?
Digital Transformation, Block Chain, Big Data, Industry 4.0. Once a term has been published, the next one is already appearing. And before you even know what it means, you have to ask yourself new questions.
With Industry 4.0, new technologies have also found their way into everyday working life. Humans and machines are working together closer and closer and production processes are becoming increasingly networked.
In the EC machine directive they are referred to as “assemblies of machinery”, in the industry they are mostly known as plants. However we may call them, all of them need an instruction manual. It’s just the way it is.
Not all employees these days are able to look forward to a peaceful Christmas holiday and a few days off. When manufacturing stops, maintenance rolls up its sleeves. Machines are reconstructed, and “time pressure” is a latent companion. This can quickly lead to inattentiveness or even carelessness. Hardly anyone considers occupational safety and health.
The chapter “Maintenance” is an integral part of operating instructions. In the case of extensive regular work, the machine often even comes with its own maintenance instructions. Components must be oiled or checked at a weekly basis in accordance with the maintenance schedule.
The cloud opens up new opportunities for the compilation of risk assessments, especially for cross-site projects. Through targeted teamwork, processes can be greatly accelerated and working time can be saved during processing.