Risk assessment

Analisi della funzionalità del macchinario, uso previsto e uso scorretto

Last edit: 25/01/2024

Risk Assessment is the overall process that comprises:

  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Evaluation

The risk assessment should include the information related to:

  • Machinery description
  • Regulation, standards and other applicable documents
  • Experience of use
  • Ergonomics

The Risk Assessment begins with the determination of the limits of the machinery, taking into account all the phases of the machinery life.

After the determination of the limits, the essential step in any risk assessment of the machinery is the systematic identification of reasonably foreseeable hazard, hazardous situation and/or hazardous events during all phases of the machine life cycle, i.e.:

  • transport, assembly and installation;
  • commissioning;
  • use;
  • dismantling, disabling and scrapping.

Only when the hazards have been identified, it is possible to intervene to eliminate them or to reduce risks.

To accomplish this hazard identification, it is necessary to identify the operations to be performed by the machinery and the task to be performed by person who interact with it, taking into account the different parts, mechanisms or functions of the machine, the materials to be processed, if any, and the environment in which the machine can be used.

After Hazard identification, risk estimation shall be carried out for each hazardous situation by the elements of risk.

The risk associated with a particular hazardous situation depends on the following elements:

  • the severity of harm
  • the probability of occurrence