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Safety consultancy will address CE marking problems

26 February, 2013

Derek Coulson, one of the founders of Laidler Associates, has set up a new machinery safety consultancy, called Safe Machine, to address the difficulties that UK manufacturers are experiencing in the field of machinery safety and, in particular, CE marking.

“There is a huge disconnection between the regulations and the understanding of many manufacturers,” says Coulson (above). “I have been working in the field of machinery safety since 1995 and when I conduct training, for every 10 manufacturers I speak to, only one or two are fully familiar with CE marking and, in my experience, very few companies are doing it right.”

As well as addressing CE audits and marking, Safe Machine will also offer machinery safety training. It will carry out safety tests, design reviews and risk assessments, and assess machines and documentation, as well as providing guidance on any modifications needed.

“Safe Machine is a very hands-on company with a huge amount of experience in the machinery safety sector,” Colson explains. “We aim to provide a specialist, affordable and practical service to UK companies who are struggling with all aspects of CE marking and machinery safety.”

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