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GESIMA - the Software for Designing safe Machinery

Focus on product safety during the entire design process

The software GESIMA has been developed for designers and machine developers, especially in SMEs of special purpose machinery manufacture, in order to support them in the risk assessment according to the Machinery Directive.

GESIMA is an aid to the design and construction of safe machinery. This BAuA software accompanies the design project throughout the development process - from the idea phase to the detailed elaboration. For this purpose, GESIMA offers an extensive research, a structured risk assessment and help with the documentation of the construction projects - all with an easy-to-use user interface.

Solutions and protective measures can be selected and implemented hazard related. The selection is based on the order of priority given by the Machinery Directive. In addition, numerous references to the corresponding standards are integrated. Within the software, users can also set up examinations at the same time to evaluate and document the implementation of the protective measures.

Comprehensive information on individual hazards

In a first step, the user can classify the machine to be designed and constructed on the basis of the existing regulations. Furthermore, possible conformity assessment procedures can be defined.

With the implemented risk assessment, users are able to examine the machine, to be developed, for possible hazards and to accompany the construction. For this purpose, the software contains a structured list of hazards for the possible operating conditions. For the individual hazards, extensive information on guidelines, standards and limits is provided. With these support measures, developers can identify hazard zones. If a hazard zone is identified, it can be handled by means of protective measures filed in the software. For each selected protective measure, the user can determine testings in order to support the implementation of the measures in the construction phase.

The measures determined can be output for the technical documentation in corresponding reports.

GESIMA at a glance

Target group: employees in design and development, CE managers in SMEs in special purpose machinery manufacture

Usage of the software: construction/development support, work in design and construction projects

Supported by:

  • Guided risk assessment procedure
  • BAuA's expert know-how has been deposited adjusted to the target group


Product classification and selection of the conformity assessment procedure according to the Machinery Directive

Checklist hazard with assignment to

  • Relevant guideline contents
  • Standards
  • Limit values
  • Solution guidance

Support in risk assessment and risk reduction

  • Risk assessment procedure
  • Protective measures deposited
  • Possibility to define tests
  • Output of the results for the technical documentation according to the Machinery Directive

Selection of a protective measure Gesima (Larger version opens in new window) Selection of a protective measure

Determination of parameters for a protective measure Gesima (Larger version opens in new window) Determination of parameters for a protective measure