Safety engineering

The safety of our supplied machines and plants is one of our top priorities. Thus, part of our essential goals is to best help you avoid damage caused by machines and ensure maximum safety for your personnel. In addition, there is a large number of safety guidelines regulated by law that have to be considered when constructing machines. We support you in developing the right safety concept for your packaging project.

EC Machinery Directive

All our machines are constructed according to the EC Machinery Directive and get the corresponding CE conformity mark. We prepare and store the appropriate technical documentation as proof of conformity in order to present it on authorities' request. It mainly consists of:

BEHN + BATES certification with CE conformity mark according to the EG Machinery Directive
  • All machine design and circuit diagrams
  • Risk assessment and hazard analysis
  • Operator manual
  • Documentation of components delivered by sub-suppliers
  • List of applied norms and standards
  • Declaration of conformity and incorporation

Explosion protection - A sensitive and complex subject

The products packed in the food industry are mainly powders & flours - i. e. dusty products. Therefore dust explosions cannot be excluded. Explosion protection plays an essential role. Only if implemented correctly and properly it can save human lives.

BEHN + BATES explosion prevention

Our experts support and advise you in the correct implementation of:

  • Zone classifications
  • Ignition danger assessment
  • Explosion protection documents

In addition, they are at your full disposal with regard to the following measures:

  • Advice on the conversion or modernisation of old machines
  • Cooperation with designated bodies
  • Training on explosion protection
  • Individual examination according to the 94/9/EG Directive
  • Type examination according to the 94/9/EG Directive

As to explosion protection we closely cooperate with our parent company HAVER & BOECKER - an expert in this field for more than 125 years. At that time mining lamps used fine wire mesh manufactured by HAVER & BOECKER to prevent the ignition of explosive methane gas in mines.