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Safenet is a UK Notified Body for the Machinery Directive and the EMC Directive and we operate in UK, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, USA, Canada, India and Iran.

We offer consultancy services, including machine safety, project management, time-critical analysis and specialist engineering advice.

We are active participants in numerous national, European and international committees for the drafting of Standards that support the Machinery Directive and the EMC Directive.


Technical Director – Peter McNicol
(BSc, FDSc, MBCS, CITP, MIET)
Our Consultancy is headed up by Peter McNicol. Peter has 25 years of experience in the industry having trained as a mathematician and a software engineer. Peter is a member of Institute of Engineering Technology, the British Computer Society and is a Chartered IT practitioner.

E-mail: mcnicol.p@safenet.co.uk

Peter is an active participant of the following committees:

UUK:

• MCE3 – Machinery Safety (Chair)
• MCE3/3 – Packaging Machinery
• MCE3/2 – Plastic Molding Machines
• MCE3/-/4 – Functional Safety of Machinery (Chair)
• GEL 65 – Measurement and Control
• GEL 65/1 – System Considerations (IEC 61508)
• MTE1 – Machine Tools
• MTE1/1 – Safety of Machine Tools (Chair)
• MHE7 – Industrial Trucks

EU:

• ECANB – EMC Notified Body Group
• MNB – Machinery Notified Body Group
• TC44X – Safety of Machinery Electrotechnical Aspects (Chair)
• CEN CENLEC – Machinery Advisory Nucleus

International:

• IEC/TC44/MT61496-1/2 – Electro-sensitive Protective Equipment
and Active Opto-electronic Devices
• IEC/TC44/MT61496-4 – Safety Vision Systems
• IEC/TC44/MT62046 – The Application of Safety Devices
• IEC/TC44/WG14 – Safety Related Sensors Used for Protection of Persons
• ISO/TC39/SC10/WG1 – Metal Forming Machines
• ISO/TC39/SC10/WG4 – Machining Centres
• ISO/TC39/SC10/WG5 – Electro Discharge Machines
• ISO/TC39/SC10/WG6 – Sawing Machines
• ISO/TC39/SC10/WG7 – Rotating High Speed Cutting Tools
• ISO/TC199/WG12 – Human Machine Interactions
• ISO/TC199/WG6 – Safety Distances and Ergonomic Aspects

• ISO/TC199/WG9 – Pressure-Sensitive Protective Devices