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Safety Engineering Services for Manufacturing and Production Industry

Specializing in machinery safety for manufacturing and production industries, our consultancy provides comprehensive safety engineering services from risk assessments to the implementation of safety controls to safeguard your operations.

Our expertise ensures compliance, enhances reliability, and protects your assets. We deliver solutions that exceed the rigorous demands of industry safety.

Machine Shop services

Whether it’s architecting a new plant layout, engineering a novel process, or integrating new equipment within your operations, our expertise ensures safety and efficiency from the outset. Our goal is to design systems that are inherently safe, providing you with peace of mind and operational excellence.

Identify Risks. Ensure Safety.

Comprehensive Hazard Identification & Risk Analysis

Leveraging our 20+ years of expertise, we systematically uncover and analyze potential risks within industrial machinery operations. Our risk assessment techniques predict and neutralize hazards, ensuring machinery and operations surpass safety standards.

Utilizing rigorous analysis methodologies, we deliver precise risk evaluations and tailored mitigation strategies.

Future-Proofing Industry with Advanced Safety Engineering

Safety Engineering Solutions for Tomorrow’s Industrial Challenges

Our expertise in safety engineering sets the benchmark for the industry, with a focus on developing and implementing precision-engineered safety controls.

By leveraging the latest in safety solutions, such as advanced PLCs, diagnostic equipment and AOPDs, we ensure your machinery operates not just within, but beyond compliance, safeguarding your operations against every potential hazard.

Our Core Safety Engineering Competencies

Safety is an integral part of every design we undertake. Functional safety of machinery is our core offering, and we leverage this understanding of safety systems to apply safety principles to a variety of industries. From initial hazard identification to the engineering of sophisticated safety controls, we ensure your equipment meets and exceeds industry safety standards.

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Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

As the first critical step in the application of comprehensive functional safety, we meticulously assess a piece of equipment, a process, or a product to ensure that all potential hazards have been thoroughly identified, and potential risks have been comprehensively addressed. This generates a detailed risk matrix that allows us and our clients to accurately prioritize areas of concern and methodically target safety implementation, enhancing overall safety protocols and systems reliability.

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Functional Safety Controls

We assess, assign and design relevant functional safety controls to ensure that your equipment meets or beats a minimum safety integrity level (SIL) or performance level (PL). Inherently safe design, safeguarding of machinery, and operational instruction recommendations are made to ensure optimal safety for personnel in proximity to machinery and hazardous processes. This approach not only enhances worker safety but also aligns with best practices in industrial safety engineering. 

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Electrical Safety

We design electrical cabinets to CSA C22.2 No. 286 to ensure electrical safety through rigorous controls and safeguards. Our comprehensive safety measures are designed to protect personnel across all areas of industrial operations. 

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Intrinsic Safety Measures

We implement Intrinsic Safety (IS) principles to safeguard against explosive atmosphere risks by limiting electrical and thermal energy, ensuring operational safety in industries like chemical processing, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas. 

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Machine Guarding and Equipment Safety

We enhance industrial safety by integrating advanced machine guarding solutions, focusing on the secure, safe operation of diverse industrial machinery. This dual approach effectively prevents unauthorized access to hazardous areas, ensuring a wide array of critical equipment is operated safely, efficiently, and compliantly, adhering to rigorous safety standards and protocols.

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Communication of Safety and Operational Instructions

With the delivery of a risk assessment, safety upgrade, or new piece of equipment, we provide clear and thorough instructions on the safe operation of the system. In these instructions, considerations are given for hazardous materials management, lockout tagout (LOTO) procedures, respiratory protection, required personal protective equipment (PPE), appropriate warning signage and system limitations. 

See How We Are Shaping The World

Product Development

Everything you need to get your product development done quickly, creatively, and on budget.

Industry 4.0 & Robotics

Integrating traditional manufacturing and industrial platforms and practices with the latest smart technology.

Aerospace & Defence

Providing safe, controlled and reliable engineering for Aerospace and Defence projects.

Industrial & Marine

Helping you develop reliable engineering solutions for harsh environment offshore operations.

Our Safety System Engineering Team’s Strength

From precision aerospace components to durable automotive parts and critical medical devices, we can make it happen. From the very beginning, we provide all phases of advanced manufacturing services to ensure your project benefits from our approach to quality, efficiency, and innovation.

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Logan Astle, P.Eng., FS Eng

Program Manager, Product Innovation/Safety Engineering 

How do you deliver maximum functionality while ensuring safety? Bring in Logan.

Compassion is not often mentioned in the same breath as product innovation or engineering, but in the essential discipline of functional safety, much attention, diligence and care is offered in equal parts to both operator and machine. It is within this realm Logan Astle maintains a keen attention to all the projects that pass before his purview.

Functional Safety can be defined as, “Ensuring systems or equipment perform safely under normal or failure conditions through automatic protection and predictable responses to inputs or failures.” This is an essential component to all product, process and system design.

From the very beginning, functional safety has been incorporated into all of Enginuity’s products and processes. However, it was in 2018, as the company began to take on more Automation, Robotics and Industry 4.0 projects, an office was dedicated completely to functional safety.  

Logan, a graduate of Dalhousie University with a BSc Double Major in Biology and Physics, completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. However, as a consummate over-achiever, he obtained a TÜV Rheinland certification in 2019. 

As a member of TÜV Rheinland, Logan is  part of a 150 year legacy that, “engages in impartial consulting, assessment, testing and monitoring in safety and transportation technology, energy technology and environmental protection”. This designation and perspective allows Logan to implement functional safety principles throughout the process, giving incredible value to every project while ensuring the utmost safety is integrated in every design that goes out the door.

In today’s world where automation is growing at an exponential rate across every conceivable sector, it necessary to have a Logan on your team  to ensure your business and personnel are safe, effective and profitable.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do I need a risk assessment for my machinery or equipment?

Conducting a risk assessment is a crucial step in identifying and analyzing potential hazards associated with machinery or equipment within your operations. This process allows us to pinpoint risks that could compromise safety or disrupt functionality. By thoroughly reviewing each piece of machinery or equipment, we aim to either completely eliminate hazards, achieving optimal safety levels, or identify and mitigate risks to prevent accidents and ensure the machinery performs its intended function without unnecessary costs.

Our goal is to help you reach the epitome of safety for your operations, ensuring both personnel and machinery are protected. This strategic approach not only safeguards your workforce but also optimizes your equipment’s efficiency and longevity, ensuring you meet both regulatory compliance and operational excellence.

2. What kind of standards do your safety assessments adhere to?

Our safety assessments strictly follow key national and international safety standards, including CSA Z432 for machinery safeguarding, ISO 13849-1 and ISO 13849-2 for safety-related parts of control systems and their validation, IEC 62061 for the functional safety of safety-related control systems, and ISO 12100 for the general principles of machinery safety, risk assessment, and reduction.

These standards guide our approach to functional safety controls, lockout tagout (LOTO) procedures, machine guarding, and risk assessment techniques, ensuring your equipment and processes meet the highest safety and compliance levels.

Adhering to these standards not only secures the safety and efficiency of your machinery but also aligns with legal and regulatory expectations, safeguarding your business against liabilities.

3. How can functional safety controls enhance my operation's safety?

Functional Safety Controls are designed to identify and mitigate risks associated with machinery and equipment failures. By integrating functional safety controls into your operations, we enhance the safety and reliability of your equipment.

These controls are critical for preventing unintended activations, safeguarding personnel from hazardous zones, and ensuring machinery operates within its safety parameters. Implementing functional safety controlseffectively reduces the risk of accidents and equipment downtime, ensuring your operations run smoothly and safely.

4. How does implementing safety engineering save money for companies in the long run?

Implementing safety engineering practices not only plays a crucial role in safeguarding employees and operations but also significantly impacts a company’s financial health positively in the long term. An investment in safety engineering, encompassing measures such as machine guarding and functional safety controls, extends beyond just compliance and risk mitigation. It translates into substantial financial savings by preventing workplace accidents, reducing equipment damage, and minimizing the legal and medical costs associated with these incidents.

A compelling example of the financial benefits of safety engineering comes from a recent study conducted among employers in Ontario. This study highlights that the average financial return on investments in workplace safety among large employers in three key economic sectors varied from 24% to an impressive 114%. Such statistics underscore the tangible value that safety engineering brings to the table, not just in terms of protecting lives but also in enhancing a company’s bottom line.

Beyond the direct financial returns, implementing rigorous safety standards contributes to lower insurance premiums, fewer workers’ compensation claims, reduced downtime, and increased productivity.

5. Which industries do Enginuity's Safety Engineering Consultancy focus on?

Enginuity’s Safety Engineering Consultancy specializes in a wide range of industries where safety and reliability are paramount. With over 20 years of experience, our consultancy offers a competitive edge in the aerospace, automotive, energy, and industrial machinery sectors, ensuring high standards of safety engineering across diverse operational landscapes. Our deep expertise also extends to the consumer electronics, defense, medical, and processing plants industries, where we apply comprehensive safety engineering services to meet unique challenges and regulatory requirements.

Our expertise lies not only in developing safety solutions from scratch but also in enhancing existing systems to elevate safety, compliance, and operational efficiency. Whether starting anew or integrating with existing frameworks, we deliver tailored solutions that precisely meet the specific needs of each sector, offering unparalleled safety engineering consultancy services.

6. Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) required to initiate a project?

Absolutely! We often start with an NDA, especially when it comes to sharing preliminary design details. It’s a great way to ensure your intellectual property stays protected while we exchange ideas. By setting the correct terms and conditions agreed upon by both parties—you and Enginuity—we create a trusted environment to explore and develop your project safely and creatively.

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