Consulting, Compliance and Validation

Manual for use and maintenance


Use and Maintenance Manuals

The Operation and Maintenance Manual is an important technical document and is required by law. It contains all the information necessary to ensure that the system for which the document was drawn up is used and maintained in complete safety.

The Operation and Maintenance Manual must be written in the language of the end user.

The provision of documentation in a different language may lead to misinterpretations, which may expose the system to breakages/disfunctions or, in the worst case scenario, to risks for the operator and consequent legal responsibilities for the manufacturer.

A complete and well-designed User and Maintenance Manual is always provided with accessory technical documentation, which allows and facilitates use during the operating, routine maintenance and extraordinary phases.

The Manuals produced by Spai, in addition to meeting the above requirements, have been prepared to be easy to understand and at the same time complete with the instructions for use, maintenance, cleaning and format change.

These quality standards allow a perfect use of the machine in order to optimize production and at the same time to ensure the personal safety of the worker who works with it.

Accessory technical documentation facilitates the user’s tasks

High quality standards

Easily understood and at the same time complete in the instructions

Enable the optimization of production and guarantee the personal safety of the worker

Technical file

The Technical Construction File (FTC) is a document designed to demonstrate that the machine placed on the market complies with the design and construction requirements established by the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC), which is intended to ensure the safety of people, property and the final user.
The Technical File is the documented evidence through which the solutions to possible problems deriving from the foreseeable use of the machine in question are illustrated.
It is therefore the cornerstone on which the conformity of the machine referred to above is assessed.
If the Technical File is not present, there is a real possibility that the machine in question does not meet the conformity criteria.

Given the importance of this document, it is essential that it is easy to consult and understand.

The quantity of information provided in the file, as well as its relative analysis, depends on the type of machine treated, i.e. on its complexity and technical characteristics.

The Technical File must be kept for 10 years and thanks to it the manufacturer can demonstrate, in retrospect, his good faith in the construction of the machine.