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 build on the PUWER and UK
Machinery Regulations 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.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand the principles of operation of protective devices
such as light curtains and laser scanners
- Know how to choose protective devices for particular
- Understand the principles of operation of control system
components such as relays, safety relays and programmable
- Know the basic safety principles for control systems
What the course will cover
The course will cover the principles of operation of protective
devices, the principles of operation of control system components,
and the suitability of protective devices for particular
applications. You will examine the basic safety principles for
control systems, logic and software, and SILS, PLs and Categories.
There will be a demonstration of interlocking and other safety
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
live online training courses are taught in
real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts,
a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of
opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real
All you will need is an
internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and
microphone. 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
£545 per person (includes digital training resources and
certificate of attendance).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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