2. Products

Product details

(question) What is this view useful for?

(lightbulb) In this view, you can view and edit the stored product details.

(lightbulb) Here the decision is made, which system of risk assessment is used in performing a risk assessment for the product.

(info) Two procedures are available. The CE-CON procedure, taken from the predecessor software, and the widely used and internally recognised procedure of HRN (Hazard Rating Numbers).

(lightbulb) Functional safety determines how the Performance Level required (PLr) is to be defined for functional safety measures.

(info) If the product is based, e.g. on a type C standard, a specific Performance Level may be required for elements of functional safety. In this case, this can be specified here. The corresponding PL must be selected in this case. In all other cases, the PL is derived from the risk classification.

(lightbulb) The description of limits required in the standard is also determined in this section of the product details.


(question) What is a hazard?

(lightbulb) By definition, a hazard is considered a potential source of harm.

(info) In addition, a distinction is made between relevant and significant hazards. Relevant hazards are those posed by the product. Significant hazards are dealt with by suitable means to reduce risks.

(question) What is this view useful for?

(lightbulb) CE-CON Safety provides a list of possible hazards and an exclusion procedure. In the corresponding view, irrelevant hazards are excluded. The remaining relevant hazards are then assigned to the danger points. These thus become significant hazards at the corresponding danger points.

(question) What are the next steps?

  1. Selection of harmonised standards.

(info) Standards can be researched at any time or research is performed in the risk assessment based on instituted measures.

  1. Determination of the components of the product.

(info) For a clear risk assessment, it is possible to subdivide a product into components (and subcomponents). A component can be a specific part of a product, but it can also be a safety area of a machine, for example, in which several other assemblies are located.

Relevant (harmonised) standards

(question) What is this view useful for?

(lightbulb) Directives set minimum requirements for products. These are listed in Annex I of the machinery directive. Standards set out in real terms how precisely these requirements can be implemented.

(info) Harmonised standards are standards listed in the Official Journal of the EC. These are viewed with the "presumption of conformity". This means, by implementing the content of standards, compliance with the requirements of the directive can be assumed.

(info) If you add further standards to the list as relevant, the directives listed here will also be printed on the declaration of conformity.

(warning) The standards supported by CE-CON Safety are harmonised standards.

Components of the Product

(question) What is this view useful for?

(lightbulb) Although all hazard points belong to one product, in order to provide clarity, it is possible to subdivide products into components (and subcomponents). This view offers, as an alternative to the tree view, many other perspectives on all components. This has a high value with an extensive product with a complex component structure and many danger points, hazards and life stages.

(question) What are the next steps?

Subdivide your product into components.