In a machine’s lifecycle, the topic of validation plays a major role in safety – for both manufacturers and operators alike. Therefore, workplace directives and standards, such as ISO 13849, IEC 62061 and IEC 61508, require you, as manufacturers and operators of machinery, to validate your safety systems. To do this, it is absolutely essential to be well informed about the machine lifecycle as well as the implementation of the required protective measures.
Following a safety inspection, the question arises as to whether all safety-related risks have been taken into account and solved with the right measures. Validation is the only way of finding out whether the necessary risk reduction measures have been correctly implemented and whether the machinery therefore demonstrably complies with the relevant standards and regulations!