GVR Report cover Machine Risk Assessment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Machine Risk Assessment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Task-based, Equipment-based), By Vertical (Automotive, Consumer Electronics), By Enterprise Size (Large, SME), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-044-3
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2021
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global machine risk assessment market size was valued at USD 5.98 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2023 to 2030. Risk assessment is a systematic process consisting of sequential steps like risk estimation, identification, removal, reduction, and evaluation, enabling customers to judge whether the machinery/assembly that must be put into operation is safe. Machine risk assessments are essential when designing new machines or modifying existing ones. Mandates for safety play a significant role in the market. The governments of the U.S. and various European countries are undertaking effective measures to prevent accidents by implementing personnel and process safety restrictions and installing certified equipment, including actuators, switches, and explosion-proof sensors, in hazardous locations.

U.S. machine risk assessment market, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Advanced technologies, such as machine learning (ML), predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI), enable more accurate and efficient machine risk assessments. These technologies can process large amounts of data and identify patterns that humans may be unable to detect. Real-time monitoring technologies like the internet of things (IoT) and sensors enable real-time monitoring of machines. This allows for the continuous assessment of machine risks, enabling quick identification of potential issues and prompt action to prevent accidents. Virtual simulations and digital twins can simulate various scenarios and identify potential risks. This can help in designing safer machines and processes, as well as assessing the risks associated with existing machines.

Recent developments have been made in the market to improve accuracy, efficiency, and safety. One notable development is the integration of AI and ML algorithms into machine risk assessment processes, allowing for more accurate and efficient assessments. Augmented reality (AR) technology is also utilized to create interactive training programs that simulate machine risks and improve safety. Cloud-based solutions are becoming more popular due to their flexibility and scalability. Predictive maintenance techniques are widely used to prevent machine failures and reduce the risk of accidents. Lastly, virtual and remote machine risk assessments are becoming more common, allowing assessments without physical access to the machines, reducing the risk of accidents during assessments, and saving time and resources.

COVID-19 Impact on the Machine Risk Assessment Market

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the global industry. With many countries implementing lockdowns and travel restrictions, many organizations had to adjust their operations and adopt remote work policies. This led to a significant shift in how machine risk assessments were conducted. Instead of on-site assessments, remote assessments became the norm. The use of technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) and remote monitoring tools became increasingly popular, as they allowed for assessments to be conducted without the need for physical presence.

The pandemic also highlighted the importance of workplace safety, as many organizations had to adapt to new safety protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. This led to an increased demand for machine risk assessment services as organizations sought to ensure their machinery and processes were safe for their employees. In addition, the pandemic led to an increased focus on using automation in various industries as organizations looked for ways to reduce human-to-human contact and maintain social distancing.

This led to an increased demand for these services in industries, such as manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare. However, the pandemic also led to challenges for the market. The economic downturn caused by the pandemic led to budget cuts and reduced spending on non-essential services, including machine risk assessment. In addition, the pandemic caused delays in the delivery of machinery and equipment, which led to delays in conducting assessments. Nonetheless, the shift toward remote assessments and increased focus on workplace safety will likely have a long-term impact on the market.

Type Insights

In terms of type, the market is classified into equipment-based and task-based machine risk assessment. The equipment-based machine risk assessment segment dominated the overall industry in 2022 and accounted for the maximum share of more than 55.70% of the overall revenue. The segment is also anticipated to witness a significant CAGR during the forecast period. Equipment-based assessment is a systematic process of evaluating the safety hazards associated with operating a specific type of equipment or machine. This assessment aims to identify potential hazards that may arise during equipment use, maintenance, and repair and takes steps to eliminate or mitigate those risks. Such assessments are intended to improve workplace safety and reduce the danger of accidents or injuries to workers who use, maintain, or repair the equipment.

By identifying potential hazards and developing risk management plans, companies can reduce the likelihood of equipment-related incidents and ensure that workers can operate machinery safely and efficiently. The task-based approach ensures that workers are safe when performing specific tasks and that the risk of accidents or injuries is minimized. The assessment may involve analyzing the task, identifying potential hazards, evaluating the danger associated with each hazard, and developing strategies to eliminate or mitigate those dangers. Task-based assessment is often carried out with equipment-based assessments to provide a comprehensive approach to workplace safety.

Enterprise Size Insights

In terms of enterprise sizes, the industry has been classified into SMEs and large enterprises. The large enterprise segment led the industry in 2022 and accounted for the largest share of 60.00% of the overall revenue. The segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. The use of machine risk assessment in large enterprises has been a standard practice for many years. Large enterprises operate with complex machinery and automation systems, which pose a higher risk to workers and equipment. It is crucial for ensuring the safety of workers and preventing damage to machinery and equipment. The market provides large enterprises with various tools and solutions to conduct risk assessments, such as software programs, safety checklists, and safety training programs.

These tools help large enterprises identify potential hazards, evaluate the level of risks, and implement preventive measures to reduce accidents and damages. The SME segment is anticipated to advance at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period. The use of machine risk assessment in small- and medium-scale enterprises has been increasing over the years. With the increasing adoption of automation and machinery in the manufacturing and production processes of SMEs, there has been a growing need to assess and manage machine risks to ensure the safety of workers and prevent accidents and damages.

Vertical Insights

In terms of vertical, the industry has been classified into automotive, food & beverages, consumer electronics, industrial, healthcare, and others. The industrial segment dominated the industry in 2022 with a share of 30.03% of the overall revenue. It is expected to expand at a steady CAGR during the forecast period. The industrial sector relies heavily on machines for production, and these machines can pose significant dangers to workers if they malfunction or are not used appropriately. This assessment can help improve productivity and reduce downtime. By identifying potential problems with machines, steps can be taken to address them before they lead to breakdowns or other malfunctions that could result in lost productivity and downtime.

Global machine risk assessment market share, by vertical, 2022 (%)

The automotive segment is anticipated to advance at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. The automotive industry relies heavily on machines to produce vehicles and parts, which can pose significant hazards to workers if they malfunction. Therefore, machine risk assessment is essential for maintaining a safe working environment and preventing accidents. The automotive sector uses it to ensure the safety of workers, comply with regulations, and improve quality. As the use of machines continues to grow in the automotive sector, the importance of this assessment is likely to increase even further.

Regional Insights

The North American region led the overall industry in 2022 and accounted for the maximum share of more than 32.55% of the overall revenue. The regional market is assessed for risk by various stakeholders, including manufacturers, regulatory bodies, and industry experts. Risk assessments are conducted using various methods, such as hazard analysis, Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). The assessments aim to identify potential dangers associated with using machines and develop strategies to mitigate these hazards. In addition, technological advancements have led to the development of automated risk assessment tools, which utilize machine learning algorithms to analyze data and identify potential hazards.

Machine Risk Assessment Market Trends by Region, 2023 - 2030

The regional market is expected to grow as companies prioritize workplace safety and compliance with regulatory requirements. The Asia Pacific region, on the other hand, is anticipated to grow at the fastest pace during the forecast period. In recent years, there has been a growing focus on workplace safety and compliance with regulatory requirements, driving the demand for machine risk assessment services in the Asia Pacific region. Advancements in technology have also resulted in the development of automated risk assessment tools that use machine learning algorithms to evaluate data and recognize potential hazards. The regional market in Europe is also expected to register significant growth as companies increasingly prioritize safety in their operations.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The industry is fragmented and is anticipated to witness increased competition due to the presence of several companies. Major players are spending heavily on research and development activities to integrate advanced technologies in machine risk assessment used in the industrial and automotive sectors, which has intensified the competition among these companies. These players are pursuing various strategic initiatives, including mergers & acquisitions and new product launches, to strengthen their foothold in the global industry, capture a significant revenue share, and improve overall profitability. Some of the prominent players in the global machine risk assessment market include:

  • Advanced Technology Services, Inc.

  • Keyence Corp.

  • OMRON Corp.

  • Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

  • Rockford Systems LLC

  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.


  • Stantec


  • UL LLC

Machine Risk Assessment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 6.30 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 9.51 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.1% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historic data

2017 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, enterprise size, vertical, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Saudi Arabia; UAE; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Advanced Technology Services, Inc.; Keyence Corp.; OMRON Corp.; Pilz GmbH & Co. KG; Rockford Systems LLC; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; SICK AG; Stantec; TÜV NORD GROUP; UL LLC

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Global Machine Risk Assessment Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global machine risk assessment market report based on type, enterprise size, vertical, and region:

Global Machine Risk Assessment Market Report Segmentation

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Equipment-Based Machine Risk Management

    • Task-Based Machine Risk Management

  • Enterprise Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • SMEs

    • Large Enterprises

  • Vertical Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Automotive

    • Food & Beverages

    • Consumer Electronics

    • Industrial

    • Healthcare

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • South Africa

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