Safexpert is our thousand-times proven software for CE marking and risk assessment according to the Machinery Directive and the Low Voltage Directive. It all started more than 25 years ago with the Safexpert risk assessment module. Today Safexpert has different modules which support you and your team in your safety-related project management and in dealing with standards and EU directives.
The packages listed above contain the most frequently used modules. In addition to the modules of the packages, the features of the additional modules provide additional benefits in the CE processes.
Modules / Packages
Standards package „Standard Plus“
Efficient work due to the direct access to over 55 particularly relevant standards in full text.
The optimal interface between technical design (risk assessment) and technical editing.
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Safexpert risk assessment
More safety through more comfort
Use valuable functions that support you not to forget important points (anymore) and to keep an overview in your risk assessments:
- You can see at a glance which hazards occur in which hazard zone.
- With a click of the mouse, you determine which hazards occur in which phases of the machinery life (e.g. in normal operation, during maintenance work, during cleaning work, etc.).
- Status evaluations show you for which identified hazards the risk has not yet been sufficiently reduced.
- Plant projects are clearly structured using modules and interfaces.
The uniform printouts of the risk assessment based on the technical regulation ISO/TR 14121-2 help you to bring order into your risk assessment documentation.
Would you simply like to carry out a standards-compliant risk assessment according to ISO 12100 as quickly as possible and without prior software training and document it uniformly? Then the "Safexpert risk assessment" module is just right for you!
This is how you benefit from using this module:
- Simple and intuitive use
- Uniform and standards-compliant documentation
- Central and clear management of your projects
- You take advantage of this special software and eliminate risks of outdated Word or Excel variants
- Continuous adaptation of the system in the event of changes to standards as part of the maintenance contract
- Automatic or interactive conversion of old projects when standards change
The CE Guide according to the Machinery Directive guides manufacturers of machinery and plants step by step through the conformity assessment procedure.
For manufacturers of electrical equipment, the CE Guide according to the Low Voltage Directive offers the optimal support to get to CE in a legally secure manner.
Step by step, the CE Guide leads to the CE mark and declaration of conformity. Depending on the product (machine, partly completed machine and/or electrical equipment) the user is guided through the necessary process steps in a structured manner:
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
- Classification of product
- Apply relevant directives
- Apply relevant standards
- Perform risk assessment
- Compile technical file
- Assess conformity of Annex IV product
- Perform internal manufacturing checks
- Print EC declaration of conformity
- During the project-setup-wizard you evaluate which directives are relevant (e. g. Machinery Directive or Low Voltage Directive)
- Classification of the product (only Machine Directive): You define which product group of the Machine Directive your product is to be assigned to (e.g. machinery, partly completed machinery, interchangeable equipment, removable mechanical transmission devices, etc.)
- Evaluate the relevant directives: You define which other directives (e. g. EMC, PED, ATEX, RED, etc.) are used.
- Evaluate the relevant standards: You determine which standards you would like (voluntarily) to apply when developing your product. The Safexpert StandardsManager module supports you in your research!
- Using (directive-specific) checklists, you avoid forgetting important points when arranging the technical files!
- As part of the full quality assurance, you check whether your product complies with the technical files.
- Then print out the declaration of conformity in the last step. Here you can easily integrate the company logo. Of course, Safexpert warns you of the printout if all the required points in the project have not yet been marked as "done"!
Additional functions in the "Safexpert Basic" package
For measures that depend on a control system (e.g. position monitoring of safety gates, etc.), the required performance level according to EN ISO 13849-1 or the required SIL according to EN 62061 can be determined directly in the risk assessment.
For calculations according to standard EN 13849-1 there is an interface to the software Sistema.
In addition, the applied safety components can be managed in the "Components" library.
Safexpert StandardsManager – Much more than a conventional standards database
Safexpert StandardsManager offers all the functions that modern standards management require:
Automatic up-to-date monitoring of projects - performance "under the hood"
In addition to the basic functions, the StandardsManager unfolds all its benefits in connection with the risk assessment and the CE Guide in Safexpert:
What impact does a change in standards have on current projects?
Knowing that standards have changed is only the first step. The second step is to check whether a change in standards has an impact on ongoing projects. - This leads to costs or liability risks if the checks are not carried out due to time or cost pressure.
- With references to applied documents, Safexpert checks which changes in the project are affected when standards change.
- In a few seconds, Safexpert carries out tests that would take people several hours or days.
Copy and paste in the risk assessment - time saving or liability risk?
In the case of projects with a similarity to a project that has already been completed, it makes sense to take over design, calculation, etc. – however, there is legal uncertainty if the completed projects are not checked for current standards.
- When copying projects or transferring safety-related solutions from other projects, Safexpert checks whether the standards applied are still up to date.
Predefined measures - up-to-date monitoring of the Safexpert measures library
Standardization in a wide variety of company areas strives for maximum process effectiveness - this also applies to the selection of safety-related solutions. In-house standard solutions can be managed in the Safexpert measures library. The Safexpert StandardsManager checks whether standard solutions are up to date and supports the avoidance of systematic errors.
Available data packages and standards packages
In order not to produce unnecessary costs when searching for standards, Safexpert offers packages of meta data on the basis of which standards research and up-to-date monitoring are carried out. In addition to these data packages, full text standards can be purchased.
This has two advantages:
- No unnecessary costs for unused full-text documents
- Companies that already have a subscription to standards can use Safexpert's up-to-date checks without having to procure the expensive full-text documents twice.
Details on the available data packages and the standards packages can be found here.
Safexpert contains an individually expandable database of standardized symbols. This supports engineering in several ways:
- Selection of the appropriate pictograms already during the risk assessment
- QM check whether the selected pictograms have actually been attached
The Safexpert pictogram library contains icons according to the following standards:
- Pictogram library according to EN ISO 7010
- Pictogram library according to ASR A1.3
- Pictogram library according to 92/58/EEC
- Pictogram library according to KennV (especially for Austria)
Operating instruction template according to EN 82079-1
Due to the instruction manual template (especially for machines) according to EN 82079-1, the writing of the instructions does not start from scratch:
- Approximately 35 pages with a predefined structure from EN 82079-1
- Predefined bookmarks for ingesting residual hazards from the risk assessment
- General requirements from EN 82079-1 incorporated
Tip: In conjunction with the Instructions Assistant module, relevant information (product limits, references to residual hazards, etc.) can be automatically transferred to the correct place in the Word document.
The "Standard" standard package provides direct access to seven particularly important standards from the "Safety of Machines" standard group, which almost all designers needs in their daily work:
- EN ISO 12100 - Safety of machinery - General principles for design - Risk assessment and risk reduction
- EN ISO 13849-1 - Safety of machinery — Safety-related parts of control systems — Part 1: General principles for design
- EN ISO 13850 - Safety of machinery — Emergency stop function — Principles for design
- EN ISO 13855 - Safety of machinery - Positioning of safeguards with respect to the approach speeds of parts of the human body
- EN ISO 13857 - Safety of machinery — Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs
- EN 349 - Safety of machinery - Minimum gaps to avoid crushing of parts of the human body
- EN 60204-1 - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements
Further information on the standards packages can be found here.
Safexpert Instructions Assistant
This additional module forms an interface between the Safexpert risk assessment and an instruction manual template in the WORD format. Here’s how it works:
- Indication of the residual risks or texts from other descriptions of risk reduction are documented in the Safexpert risk assessment.
- By assigning them to bookmarks, they are quickly and easily inserted into the correct chapter of the instruction manual template.
- The texts inserted by Safexpert are marked in WORD and can therefore be found very easily with the WORD function "Track changes" and fully formulated by the technical editor.
This helps not to forget important points in the instruction manual and thus to reduce the product liability risk due to lack of indication of residual risks!
Editorial systems are becoming increasingly popular for the administration and production of technical documents. For this reason, Safexpert, in combination with the instructions assistant, offers the option of exporting the information on residual risk from the risk assessment and importing them into Schema ST4.
Safexpert Check and Acceptance Assistent
The Check and Acceptance Assistant supports you with the uniform checking and acceptance of machines, partly completed machines or other products. The advantages of standardized tests are:
- Uniformity and standardization in check processes
- Central administration and updating of checklists
- Selectable check depths - When creating checklists, different check depths can be specified in order to adapt the level of detail of tests to the situational requirements.
Tip: Experts from our Standards Expert Community (SECOM) have already created checklists for common applications, which can be imported directly into the Safexpert Check and Acceptance Assistant.
Detailed information on the Safexpert Check and Acceptance Assistent and available checklists can be found here.
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Customer opinions and reference list
SAFEXPERT is used worldwide
Our customers are among the most successful in their industry. No matter whether you are a large corporation or an SME - trust in Safexpert.
For us Safexpert is the ideal tool for risk assessments and CE-documentations. The structuring of plant-projects gives us the possibility also to handle big/complex projects in a clear and structured way. But also for Risk assessments for machinery outside Europe Safexpert is a very helpful tool.