The principles of the “new approach” Or how best to apply safety standards

Like many inventions, the conveyor belt has evolved according to the events that have raised questions with the users and the builders. Since 1989, European States have been concerned about the safety of machines, through the Machinery Directives (current version: 2006/42/CE).

Today, the big question is to understand why, despite all the efforts in terms of safety, there are still too many accidents on the conveyors with, especially, causes similar to those of the old times. To answer the question, this article focuses on ”understanding standards, proposing solutions and show the added benefits” by means of examples.

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