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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 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.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Understand the principles of operation of protective devices such as light curtains and laser scanners
  • Know how to choose protective devices for particular applications
  • Understand the principles of operation of control system components such as relays, safety relays and programmable devices
  • 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 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

Our 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 classroom.

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 settings.


£560 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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