Quad Plus provides consulting for industrial machine safety across many industries. We will work closely with you during our three-step safety review which includes a comprehensive risk assessment and creation of a risk mitigation plan, along with testing and validation to ensure the safest production environment for all staff, especially machine operators. Our team will assess and document every safety opportunity within your operation. We will recommend engineering solutions to resolve safety issues and address administrative safety solutions including signage, PPE, and training.
Simply complying with OSHA standards can still leave you legally vulnerable. Quad Plus has extensive experience with OSHA regulations and ANSI standards and our Safety Review will show due diligence on your part and could serve as an important element of a legal defense in the unfortunate event of a mishap. We provide much more than industrial safety; we offer all the services in the system integration lifecycle to our local and global customers. Quad Plus is a trusted provider of multi-discipline professional engineering, power services, system integration, and repair/service.
Prevent future problems with a safety review that can be performed before upgrades, for new line installations, before retrofits, or after accidents. We will work closely with the plant manager and equipment operators and create a list of hazards to be remedied in order to reduce risk to operators.
We will work with you to develop a specific plan to minimize the risk for your equipment and its operators, while also ensuring that productivity is not negatively impacted by safety.
After commissioning, we perform testing and validation audits including sign off and lockdown of safety PLCs to prevent unauthorized programming changes, ensuring that the machine continues to run in a safe manner.
We will collaborate with you to form a Peer Risk Assessment Team. This group, including equipment operators, is established to provide a multi-disciplinary team that can review each potential hazard from several angles and will assign a required Safety Integrity Level (SIL) to score each of these areas so that the risks can be correctly mitigated. The result is solutions that work for you and your team; we strive to ensure that safety never negatively impacts productivity. This Peer Risk Assessment Team will compile a document that will serve as a roadmap for the rest of the Risk Mitigation process.
Quad Plus will work with you and your team to develop a specific action plan to minimize safety risks for you and your team. We will create hazard maps to identify areas of concern, create risk mitigation strategies for each identified hazard, and assist in developing muting zones to aid in increasing productivity. We then generate truth tables and functional descriptions to clearly define the intended functionality of each piece of safety hardware, which will help the project integrator with correctly programming the safety PLC to ensure that the safety hardware is both programmed and utilized properly. Proper use of engineered control solutions can even allow for the replacement of LOTO procedures with muting zones, allowing a more streamlined workflow in addition to increased safety. The system performance and specific safety strategies are then approved by you, the client.
Our team will travel to the production line and perform a step-by-step validation of safety hardware and functions to ensure that they match exactly with the intended performance decided upon during the Risk Mitigation process. This involves physically testing every possible machine state and ensuring that the expected outcomes are observed. If not, the process is started over until all points pass validation. AOPDs (active optoelectronic protective devices), such as safety light curtains, will be individually validated, all emergency stop functions will be checked, and a final peer review will be conducted to provide proof of consensus from all involved parties.
With every operation, safety is always the top priority. Go beyond OSHA requirements for risk mitigation to ensure that your workers are protected while they’re on the job. The Quad Plus comprehensive safety team has the industry experience and expertise to assess your risks, and solve safety issues efficiently. Once your operation is optimized, we’re here to support your system should any problems arise.
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