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Machinery Series - Introduction to safeguarding and safety-related control systems

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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.

Course includes

  • Principles of operation of protective devices such as light curtains and laser scanners
  • Suitability of protective devices for particular applications
  • 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.

Live Online Course Information

All you'll need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet plus webcam and microphone. We do not recommend using a smartphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the   Zoom System Requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings - if it doesn't work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.

Printed course material will be delivered direct to your door and even include a little treat for you to enjoy on your coffee break!

If you would like training delivered specifically for your organisation we can use other platforms such as MSTeams, so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.


The cost of the course is £525 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: or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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