What is a MRAone™ Software?

MRAone (Machine Risk Assessment) software is a tool for ISO 12100-based risk analysis and hazard identification. It is used in transport, assembly and installation, commissioning, setting, teaching/programming, and/or process changeover, operation, cleaning, maintenance, fault-finding/troubleshooting, dismantling, and disabling by MSE CoPC (Machine Safety Expert), machine designers, equipment operators, and other specialists to determine hazards and manage their risk.

A Machine Risk Assessment is a detailed analysis by a dedicated team to identify risks, hazards, and consequences according to ISO 12100 and ISO TR 14121-2 standards.

MRAone specifies basic terminology, principles, and a methodology for achieving safety in the design of machinery. MRAone software specifies principles of risk assessment and risk reduction to help designers in achieving this objective. MRAone software, principles are based on knowledge and experience of the design, use, incidents, accidents, and risks associated with machinery. Procedures are described for identifying hazards and estimating and evaluating risks during relevant phases of the machine life cycle, and for the elimination of hazards or the provision of sufficient risk reduction.

MRAone software team created software that also records studies automatically. Your studies are saved and easily exported to the XLS file so that you can make a report.

Where to Use MRAone™ Applications?

With MRAone, a strategy for reducing the risk of harm should be applied in the following order:

  1. Identify the hazards and assess the risks of injury and damage to health, environment, business, safety, or combined.
  2. Eliminate the hazards by inherently safe design to the extent that it is practicable.
  3. Reduce the remaining risk by using safeguards and/or complementary protective measures to the extent that it is practicable.
  4. Use safe systems of work, including the provision of information, training, and personal protective equipment.

MRAone software users, machine designers, and suppliers should have applied this strategy. However, the user has the responsibility for the continued safe use of machinery in its intended application. This is particularly important following commissioning, modification, and/or use change. Therefore, it needs to be evaluated by MRAone software users.

MRAone software hazard identification should be recorded as it progresses. Any system for recording the information should be organized in such a way as to ensure that the following are clearly described, as appropriate:

  1. The hazard and its location (hazard zone).
  2. The hazardous situation, indicating the different types of people (such as maintenance personnel, operators, passers-by) and the tasks or activities they are intended to do that can expose them to a hazard.
  3. How the hazardous situation can lead to harm as a result of a hazardous event or prolonged exposure.

Key Features of a MRAone™ Software

MRAone software, a variety of digital tools can function as a machine risk assessment solution. It includes safety management software, risk management software, environment, business, safety, or combined of this MRAone software.

MRAone software gives practical guidance on conducting risk assessment for machinery in accordance with ISO 12100 and describes various methods and tools for each step in the process. It gives examples of different measures that can be used to reduce risk and is intended to be used for risk assessment on a wide variety of machinery in terms of complexity and potential for harm. Its intended users are those involved in the design, installation or modification of machinery (for example, designers, technicians, or safety specialists MRAone software implementation risk assessment and risk reduction the MRA user shall take the following actions, in the order ISO 12100:

  1. Determine the limits of the machinery, which include the intended use and any reasonably foreseeable misuse thereof.
  2. Identify the hazards and associated hazardous situations.
  3. Estimate the risk for each identified hazard and hazardous situation.
  4. Evaluate the risk and make decisions about the need for risk reduction.
  5. Eliminate the hazard or reduce the risk associated with the hazard by means of protective measures.

Risk assessment is a series of logical steps to enable, in a systematic way, the analysis and evaluation of the risks associated with machinery. Risk assessment is followed, whenever necessary, by risk reduction. Iteration of this process can be necessary to eliminate hazards as far as practicable and to adequately reduce risks by the implementation of protective measures.

It is assumed that, when present on machinery, a hazard will sooner or laterlead to harm if no protective measure or measures have been implemented. Examples of hazards are given in MRAone software. Protective measures are the combination of the measures implemented by the designer and the user. Measures that can be incorporated at the design stage are preferable to those implemented by the MRAone user and usually prove more effective.

The objective to be met is the greatest practicable risk reduction, taking into account the following factors:

  1. The safety of the machine during all phases of its life cycle.
  2. The ability of the machine to perform its function.
  3. The usability of the machine.
  4. The manufacturing, operational, and dismantling costs of the machine.

References: ISO 12100:2010 Safety of machinery — General principles for design — Risk assessment and risk reduction; ISO/TR 14121-2:2012 Safety of machinery — Risk assessment — Part 2: Practical guidance and examples of methods; PD 5304:2019 Guidance on the safe use of machinery;