9 Sep 2021 • Knowledge
Axelent Safety Group takes safety awareness to new heights
Axelent’s entire business concept is centred on protecting people in industrial environments and always being to the forefront in development when it comes to safety. As an active member of the Swedish Committee on Machine Safety (SiS), Axelent also helps to advance the country’s standardisation work and complies with Swedish government directives and the Vienna Agreement.
All this made the Axelent Safety Group team a natural step – to both strengthen efforts in and increase knowledge of machine safety within the Axelent Group. The group is tasked with, among other things, safety issues concerning the entire business, from efforts for safer and automated warehousing to production and machine guards.
The group members are; Mikael Ström, Product Manager (Axelent AB), Sven Toftgård (Axelent AB), Marc Van den Ende (Axelent Benelux), Eric Plana (Axelent Spain) and the machine safety expert Matthias Schulz, the group will ensure that a high level of knowledge is maintained within the Axelent Group.
Matthias Schulz brings invaluable knowledge to the table when it comes to interpreting and explaining new standards. In the Safety Book, he simplifies these often complex texts, creating easily grasped clarifications that everyone can understand.
The Switch Selection Guide is another example of the group’s work to simplify important information – in this case relating to Axelent’s products. This guide, created by Marc Van den Ende, explains and clarifies which locks and switches can be combined when different safety levels need to be in place.
The Axelent Safety Group will also be involved in the company’s product range. With the end user ever in mind, intensive efforts are under way to ensure that our product offering is always relevant and compliant.
So the group’s tasks vary in scope and knowledge is shared through, for instance, different information and training initiatives. Its mandate encompasses everything from machine safety training and updating Axelent’s unique Safety Book through responsibility for machine safety texts on the web to maintaining a broad consensus within the Group as regards safety.