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Machinery Series - UK Machinery Regulations

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12 December 2022


The design, supply and incorporation of machinery into assemblies within the European Economic area is governed by the European Machinery Directive that was significantly amended in 2006. In the UK this directive has been transposed into the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations that came into force at the end of December 2009. This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of this legislation, as revised, as well as the key current European and International safety standards that support the Regulations. Delegates are shown how to build a technical file and have the opportunity to practice assessing conformity to the essential health and safety requirements. The purpose and content of a declaration of conformity and incorporation are explained along with when to use which. The role and process of risk assessment are explained, however delegates who need a more detailed understanding of machinery risk assessment should attend the course on the previous day. An introduction to control system safety and some of the related standards is given. However those delegates who are directly involved in control system design, and need a more thorough understanding of the design of safety related control systems should also attend the course held on the following day.

Course includes

  • Machinery Directive and UK Supply of Machinery (Safety) regulations 2008
  • Assemblies of machines
  • Principles of safety by designCPD Logo
  • Introduction to control system safety
  • Ergonomics in machine design
  • High level access
  • Building a technical file
  • Relevant standards and their use
  • Documentation requirements
  • Hands-on practice of the evaluation and conformity assessment of machinery
  • The effects of Brexit and the use of the UKCA mark

Who should attend?

This course is intended primarily for people who design and supply machines and create assemblies of machines. It is also relevant for people who specify and install new machines or assemblies or make significant modifications to existing machines.  The course will also be helpful to anyone who is interested in a detailed understanding of the safety of industrial machinery, the supply of machinery safety regulations as amended.

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 and certificate of attendance).

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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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