3. Components

Component details

(question) What is this view useful for?

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

(question) What are the next steps?

  1. If necessary, divide the component into subcomponents.

  2. Identify and assign danger points of the component.

Subcomponents (of the component)

(question) What is this view useful for?

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

(question) What are the next steps?

Subdivide your component into subcomponents.

Danger points (of a component)

(question) What is this view useful for?

(lightbulb) The page exists to allow the creation of identified danger points. (info) A danger point is the source of a hazard.

(question) What are the next steps?

  1. Describe details of the danger point, optionally upload documents (e.g. safety data sheets, accident reports) and photos.

Component limits

Limits of a component can optionally be defined in addition to the limits of the product. The entries are included in documents, such as the risk assessment. The specification of limits can be used, for example, if components are to be used as a template by copying. *When copying a component to a product, it may be necessary to adjust the limits of the product.

(Limits of components)

It is distinguished between the following types of limits:

  1. Intended use
  2. Reasonably foreseeable misuse
  3. Spatial limits
  4. Temporal limits
  5. Other limits

In documents, such as the risk assessment, there is a separate chapter Limits. For each type of limit, the limits of the product are listed there first and then, if specified, the corresponding limits of the components. Example structure:

1. Limits

4.1 Intended use
  ... of the product
4.1.1 Intended use - Furnace component 
  ... for component stove

4.2 Reasonably foreseeable misuse
  ... of the product
4.2.1 Reasonably foreseeable misuse - component stove 
  ... for component stove

(Report Component Limits)