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Jun 3, 2016

What constitutes a "substantial modification to machinery"?

The PASmsi app allows you to safely meet the new requirements of the Product Safety Act.

If machines need to be modified or updated, this can present new hazards or increased risks. This would in turn make it necessary to carry out a full conformity assessment procedure.


Statutory regulations on the modification of machinery

On 9 April 2015 the German Ministry for Employment and Social Affairs published an interpretation paper on the subject of "Substantial modification to machinery". The so-called Machinery Directive regulates the statutory requirements across Europe. Its national implementation in German law takes the form of the Machine Ordinance (9th Ordinance on Product Safety). While the Product Safety Act was implemented explicitly for Germany, the requirements it contains are very much applicable for other European countries insofar as they concern "substantial modification to machinery".                                                                      

What constitutes a "substantial modification"?

You can now determine whether the modifications to your machine constitute a "substantial modification" as defined in this paper using the PASmsi app. Just answer the predefined questions, and you will then get a detailed description for further action every step of the way. You will also find out whether a new conformity assessment procedure needs to be carried out under the current Machinery Directive.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

One app – many functions

PASmsi also offers the following functions, among others:

  • Risk estimation: Determination of the risk level (PLr and SIL)
  • Determination of the achievable Performance Level (PL)
  • Calculation of the frequency of operations (NOP) and service interval
  • Documentation, management, storage and transmission of your projects


Download it now for free

PASmsi is available in the App Stores for Apple and Android devices. Download the app for free right now!

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Further information:

Google Play Store: PASmsi (Android)

Apple App Store: PASmsi (iOS)

The PASmsi app allows you to safely meet the new requirements of the Product Safety Act.