Machinery Series - Introduction to safeguarding and safety-related control systems
Machinery often incorporates safeguards to protect users from
hazards. Those responsible for the safety of machinery need to
understand the basics of how these safeguards and their associated
control systems operate. This course aims to build on the PUWER and
Machinery Directive courses and provide delegates with a wider
understanding of what safeguards are available, how they are
applied and how they work in conjunction with a control system.
- Principles of operation of protective devices such as light
curtains and laser scanners
- Suitability of protective devices for particular
- Principles of operation of control system components such as
relays, safety relays and programmable devices
- Logic and software
- Basic safety principles for control systems
- SILs, PLs and Categories
- Demonstration of interlocking and other safety devices
Who should attend?
This course is aimed primarily at machinery users, maintenance
engineers, safety officers and project engineers who may find
themselves responsible for purchasing machinery or for assessing
the effectiveness of safeguards on existing machinery.. This course
would also benefit anyone needing to make minor modifications to
existing machinery safeguards.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in
the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District
and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
The cost of the course is £515 per person (includes course
notes, lunch and refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
For further dates and additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203
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