“ECO Certificazioni supports the end users in the correct commissioning and management of production and handling machinery and systems through survey activities and testing on works sites.”
Tests are conducted according to the applicable Community product directives and/or legislation of reference for the safety of working equipment if ante CE.
Art. 70 of Italian Lgs. Decree 81/2008 establishes that the employer must make available to his/her workers machinery and/or systems in conformity with legislative and regulatory provisions incorporated from community product directives.
The machinery and more in general the working equipment must be subjected to periodic inspections pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 81/08. For some of these controls are in place with specific methods and intervals (Annex VII of the Italian Legislative Decree 81/08 and Italian Ministerial Decree 11 April 2011), while for others it is necessary to refer to standard best technical practises and the instructions that accompany the machinery itself.
More specifically, for machines with lifting accessories, excluded from the controls pursuant to Art. 71 of the Italian Legislative Decree 81/08, there are required quarterly periodic controls to be carried out unless otherwise indicated by the relative manufacturers.
Whoever sells, rents, or grants usage or financial leasing of machines, equipment, or tools constructed or commissioned must attest, under their own responsibility, that the same be in conformity, at the moment of delivery, to the safety requirements outlined in Annex V.
ECO makes available qualified and specialised technicians capable of carrying out periodic and in-depth controls on new or existing machinery and can prepare reports and assessments, even court certified, for the leasing companies, to demonstrate conformity to the applicable product directives and to Annex V in fulfilment of Art. 72 of Italian Legislative Decree 81/08.
The tests conducted by ECO Certificazioni are carried out according to applicable Community product directives or legislation of reference for the safety of working equipment if ante CE.
Art. 70 of the Italian Legislative Decree 81/2008 establishes that the employer must make available to his/her workers machinery and/or systems in conformity with legislative and regulatory provisions incorporated from community product directives.
Article 71 of the same decree instead prescribes that the employer updates the prevention measures in relation to the organisational and production changes that affect health and safety.
The equipment subject to intakes that can cause deterioration that may potentially give rise to dangerous situations must undergo:
The control interventions referred to in letters a) and b) are aimed at insuring the good condition of preservation and efficiency in terms of safety of the work equipment and must be carried out by competent personnel.
The daily controls are the responsibility of the operator, and must focus on the parts critical for the safety of the machinery.
ECO Certificazioni, in order to offer their clients the utmost protection, carries our tests on machinery and equipment of any year, including machinery constructed before 1996, pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 81/08:
In this way the companies and their operators are protected from any potential legal problems, also keeping them free, concerning suitability requirements, from potential penal liability.
Moreover, effective maintenance planning generally saves the need for urgent, and therefore costly, repairs and prolongs the “life span” of the machine.