Safety in the remote diagnosis of manufacturing plant and equipment

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Broad study guidance on the safe use of remote diagnostic systems as fitted to computer-controlled machinery and associated equipment. Addressed to controller manufacturers, designers, suppliers and users of computer-controlled machinery who are considering incorporating such facilities. It explores the subject of the applicable need and questions the necessity to introduce such technology into any given organisation.

Further, it identifies the risks, which may arise from a remote diagnostic facility and describes how machine design and working procedures can eliminate or reduce them. Moreover, the guidance emphasises that the overall objective is that any addition of remote diagnostic facilities should not increase risks or reduce the existing safety levels.

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Updated: 2023-04-24