Safety Services

Increase Productivity
and Comply With Safety Standards

Manufacturing safety is a powerful tool to optimize production. The goal of these safety strategies is to improve risk management and reduce total injuries. These safety standards and technology developments have provided major improvements in productivity, efficiency, and morale of employees and customers worldwide.

Comprehensive Safety Services to Benefit Your Operation

Safety is not just part of the cost of doing business; it's a powerful asset to help your operations, your labor force, and your bottom line. Protect your staff and comply with safety regulations by using People and Asset Safety Services from Rockwell Automation. We work with Rockwell Automation to find ways to improve safety and reduce risk while ​optimizing the productivity of workers and assets.

Lockout/Tagout and Hazardous Energy Control

Get comprehensive hazardous energy control solutions with digitally enabled lockout/tagout (LOTO) services. Lockout/tagout services help you perform routine maintenance for any mechanical, pneumatic, chemical, hydraulic, or thermal equipment. We do an individual, unique assessment of the risks and needs of each company. A custom solution is created to meet your internal requirements and state, federal, and global regulations.

Since Rockwell Automation uses a holistic approach to safety, these services also support Alternative Protective Measures. This provides Alternative De-energization Procedures (ADP) on machines with verified and validated control systems.

From audits and services to training and digitization, companies worldwide recognize Rockwell Automation lockout/tagout solutions as the most efficient way to help keep their employees safe.

Creating a Lockout/Tagout Program

Lockout/tagout is the proper shut-down and locking or tagging of machines and equipment to protect employees from hazardous energy exposure during repair or maintenance.

The number one cause of citations in the U.S. manufacturing industry is OSHA lockout/tagout-related infractions. You can prevent your manufacturing operation from joining this statistic by letting us partner with you to create a lockout/tagout program.

The five major components of a lockout/tagout program include:

  • Graphical procedures
  • Employee training
  • Annual audits
  • Policy review
  • Device recommendations

A well-designed policy will keep staff informed and serve as a tool to confirm everyone, from employees to management, understand their responsibilities.

Electrical Safety Services

The electrical safety program from Rockwell Automation uses intelligent components and personal safety features to protect against electrical hazards. Safety features on products are designed to protect equipment and employees, monitor performance, and help reduce unplanned outages. Rockwell Automation can also help you meet global safety standards.

Lower Exposure Electrical Hazards

Mitigating risk while driving performance and reliability is a key demand in the industrial environment. The CENTERLINE® motor control centers and PowerFlex® 7000 drives deliver options to protect personnel and equipment.

CENTERLINE 2100 Motor Control Centers

SecureConnect™ technology option is available with CENTERLINE 2100 Motor Control Centers and allows operators to disconnect the power from an individual plug-in unit without opening the enclosure door.

CENTERLINE 2100 Motor Control Centers at Buckles-Smith
CENTERLINE 2100 Motor Control Centers at Buckles-Smith
CENTERLINE 2100 Motor Control Centers at Buckles-Smith
CENTERLINE 2100 Motor Control Centers at Buckles-Smith

Variable Frequency Drives to Reduce Downtime and Increase Productivity

PowerFlex® drives are designed to protect personnel, reduce machine downtime and increase overall productivity. The PowerFlex® 525 and PowerFlex® 527 AC drives include built-in Safe Torque Off as a standard feature. Safe Torque Off and Safe Speed Monitor are optional features for the PowerFlex® 753, PowerFlex® 755, and PowerFlex® 755T drives. PowerFlex® 7000 medium voltage drives also support Safe Torque Off options.

Utilize Other Safety Product Offerings

Improve the operation of your machinery and increase personnel safety, efficiency and productivity. By partnering with Rockwell Automation, our safety portfolio is one of the broadest in the industry. We give you complete access to:

  • Safety Drives
  • Safety Motion Control
  • Safety Motor Control
  • Safety Programmable Controllers

Machine Safety Services

Machine safety can be broken down into three primary business outcomes: risk reduction, compliance improvement, and optimized production. Rockwell Automation machine safety services are designed around these metrics to give you a comprehensive services portfolio to navigate in today's environment.

Rockwell Automation is the largest global industrial safety provider and reduces injuries and costs, all while improving productivity. Their solutions are designed to be flexible, meet your production needs, and thoroughly document your safety procedures.

We use a well-defined process to improve safety by identifying each step required to assess and mitigate risk. Each assessment allows us to evaluate plant risk and support the decision making process for your company's employees. A thorough review of design and the application of devices leads to improvement of overall safety. We also verify systems are operating within their defined parameters and standards.

Safety Assessments

A safety assessment is the first step of a complete machine safety plan. It can help you mitigate risk and comply with standards and regulations. Through Rockwell Automation, we give you access to a team of TÜV-certified safety consultants who use a methodology based on current international standards. This methodology helps you make well-informed decisions to improve the safety of your employees.

Rockwell Automation offers a range of scalable safety assessment options that address your business challenges and budget and work with your existing safety programs. These options include:

  • Conformity audits provide a high-level safety analysis of machines and can show compliance or noncompliance of pre-defined attributes.
  • Guarding evaluations to identify hazards and guarding recommendations for immediate action.
  • Risk assessments are conducted by Rockwell Automation safety engineers or consultants and include safety-improvement recommendations.
  • Team-based risk assessments offering the features of standard risk assessments. They also include in-depth analysis for unique or critical machines and an opportunity for the team to increase its knowledge.

Verification and Design Services

Rockwell Automation design services can help you develop complete safety systems, including Safety Functional Requirement Specifications (SFRS) and Safety SISTEMA Verifications. Safety SISTEMA Verifications help ensure your safety devices are properly protecting employees by reviewing the safety-circuit design for compliance to a specified Performance Level. The Safety Functional Requirement Specifications can confirm that risk mitigation strategies are practical for your facility.

Installation and Validation Services

Safety system validation services help you ensure your safety system is installed correctly and fully functional. Circuit performance, fault tolerance, fault action, software logic, device application, device function, and reset measures are evaluated. These services encompass community-based designs and can be tailored for the needs of your operation.

Training Services

Arc Flash Courses

The purpose of these 1- to 2-day courses is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the current requirements of NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

Arc Flash Awareness: NFPA 70e 2018 (1-Day Course)

Major topics include: Review of Work Practices required by NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Determining Limited and Restricted Approach Boundaries, Determining/Calculating the Arc Flash Boundary, and Selection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Electrical Safety and Arc Flash Compliance: NFPA 70E 2018 (2-Day Course)

Major topics include: NFPA 70E 2018 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Safe Electrical Work Practices, Calculating Arc Flash Boundary (Bolted Fault), Selecting Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Calculations based on Bolted Fault Current, and Calculations based on Arcing Current (IEEE 1584).

Authorized TÜV Rheinland Certification Provider

Rockwell Automation collaborates with TÜV Rheinland, one of the most prestigious industrial safety organizations globally, to deliver functional safety expert training for technicians and engineers. These TÜV Rheinland certification training courses are the cornerstone of the Safety Training offering. To learn more about courses, contact your Buckles-Smith representative or email our Training Group.

Functional Safety for Machinery Technician Certification: SAF-TUV0T

Students will learn how the current standards dictate the selection, assembly, installation, validation, and maintenance of safety devices and components to reduce machinery hazards.

Functional Safety for Machinery Introduction: SAF-TUV1

This is an introductory course to functional safety for machinery standards and is highly recommended to prepare students for the Rockwell Automation/TÜV Rheinland engineer certification course.

Functional Safety for Machinery Engineer Certification: SAF-TUV2T

Students will learn how current standards dictate the design and proof of functional safety for machines in this course.

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