Machinery Safety in Canada

Machinery Safety in Canada

All about Technical Norm Z432-04

Machinery Safety in Canada

The reference standard in Canada for the Machinery Safety is the Technical Norm Z432-04.

This Standard is intended to be applied to newly manufactured and newly installed machinery. The aim of this Standard is to promote a high standard of machinery safety during use. 

It specifies requirements for the design, manufacture (including remanufacture and rebuilding), installation, maintenance, operation, and safeguarding of industrial equipment to prevent injuries and accidents and enhance the safety of personnel who operate, assemble, and maintain machinery.

Safety in Collaborative Robotics

There is no “Collaborative Robot”. That is one of the first statements you hear from people working in Collaborative Robotics. The reason is because the robot can be designed for a collaborative task, but it is the Application that makes the “Robot Collaborative”. The reference standard for Collaborative Application is  ISO/TS 15066:2016 - ROBOTS AND ROBOTIC DEVICES -- COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS Not only for the unfortunate title, the standard will be included in the new edition of 2 important standards on Robots: ISO 10218-1: Robotics — Safety requirements for robot systems in an industrial envir