3 Day
Machinery Safety

The course has been written to give an introduction (or a refresher) into the key aspects that those involved with machinery may face. Suitable for both electrical and mechanical engineers.


Using our knowledge and industry experience we are able to guide the delegates through the complexity of machinery safety.

Course content 

Day 1​​

  • The risk assessment process and the methodology behind it

  • UKCA / CE Marking process - from the risk assessment stage through to compliance of the essential health and safety requirements. Covers the machinery directive, low voltage directive and other applicable directives.

Day 2

  • Guarding - the guarding principles; the different types, dimension considerations

  • Interlock standard - different types of interlocks, why you have them? Which you should use? And additional considerations

  • Electrical machinery safety - EN 60204-1, common principles that need to applied

  • Safety control systems  

    • wiring principles

    • the faults that can occur and what can be done to reduce failure 

    • Introduction into the math used to perform the safety calculations, to ensure that the components in a safety control system are fit for purpose.

  • Discussions around the validation and verification stages will also take place and how EN ISO 13849-1 works and fits alongside the other standards and what documentation is required to achieve compliance.

Day 3

  • Practical wiring exercises to support the understanding of safety control systems using our bespoke training rig

  • PUWER - covers all regulations, excluding power presses.