We have been asked to find out whether a 1980 conveyor belt installation has to be fitted with safety gates. The installations were at that time built conform the then-current standards. Only these requirements are, of course, much more stringent today. These are installations where only technical staff come and certainly not very often.
A risk analysis must be carried out on the basis of the Labor Resources Directive. This must indicate whether the product is still safe enough and what may need to be adjusted. Such a risk analysis often shows that you need to take additional safety measures.
Check also if there are made any changes over the years. Because if an installation has been changed you have CE mark the product again.