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Leader en automatisation industrielle au Québec

Machine Safety

First and foremost, the safety of production machinery and equipments must be dealt with by professionals.

When it is a question of machine safety, our qualified experts are able to identify the safety breaches, provide risk assessments, propose the necessary modifications, and design and implement the necessary protection devices. The AIA Automation experts in machine safety make sure your production environment is safe and that it meets all the requirements mandated by law, without being harmful to productivity.

Our machine safety services offer the following expertise:

  • Risk analysis and assessment as per ISO 14121.
  • Risk reduction as per ISO 12100;
  • Safety audits (machine or plant wide);
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering of safety solutions (design and detailing);
  • Update to Canadian safety standards:
    • CSA-Z142-10, Code governing press operations: health, safety and protection requirements;
    • CSA-Z432-04, Safeguarding of Machinery;
    • CSA-Z434-03, Industrial robots and robotic systems: General safety requirements;
    • CSA-Z460-05, Control of hazardous energy: Lockout and other methods;
    • CSA-Z462-08, Workplace electrical safety.
  • Solutions which respect the health and safety rules and laws (CSST)
  • Safety conformity-to-standards certificate for equipment by a professional engineer;
  • Research and development for new machine safety solutions;
  • Cost estimation for safety solutions;
  • Solution integration (turnkey);
  • Lockout procedures using electronic tools;

Intervention steps
The intervention steps taken by AIA Automation for machine safety follow a process proven by numerous successful mandates. First, our specialized machine safety engineers analyze the inherent risks, examine the possible scenarios and identify the potential dangers. This is followed by recommendations, design and implementation of the various retained safety solutions. At this stage, our machine safety specialists will support and train the workforce in the efficient and safe use of the targeted equipment. Finally, our certified engineers will perform complete environmental safety audit prior to issuing a machine safety conformity certificate and will also provide periodic follow-ups.

Machine safety, a source of economic benefits
On top of providing a safer work environment for your employees, machine safety can reduce costs linked to workplace accident indemnities and penalties associated with regulatory non-compliance. A safe workplace environment also permits increased productivity by reducing machine breakdowns.