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Machinery Series: Risk Assessment Essentials

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15 August 2024


The ability to carry out a detailed machinery risk assessment has, for some time, been a key skill required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. Machinery risk assessment is also now explicitly required by the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, however many people still struggle to know what is suitable and sufficient to satisfy these regulations.

This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques which demystify the process given in BS EN ISO 12100: 2010.

This course assumes a basic level of understanding of machinery safety, such as that given in the 'Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)' course.

Anyone who needs a thorough understanding of the legislation regulating the design, manufacture and supply of machinery should attend the 'UK Machinery Regulations' course.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand how to produce a machinery risk assessment that is suitable and sufficient to satisfy the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 or the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
  • Understand the process of hazard identification
  • Understand how to carry out risk estimation
  • Know how to measure, evaluate and control both noise and hand-arm vibration
  • Know how to assess, handle and control hazardous substances

What the course will cover

This course provides an overview of the difference between hazard, risk and other definitions, the hazard identification process and risk estimation techniques. Delegates will look at risk evaluation and the importance of relevant good practice as detailed in standards. Delegates will learn how to measure, evaluate and control both noise and hand-arm vibration and how to assess, handle and control hazardous substances. The course will also cover reasonably foreseeable misuse and an introduction to human factors. Delegates will gain practical experience of completing machinery risk assessments using structured techniques.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed primarily at machinery users, maintenance engineers, designers and project engineers who need to learn how to carry out risk assessment of existing machinery in use or new machinery in the process of being designed or manufactured. This course will also be of benefit to safety professionals who are familiar with the concepts but need to know how machinery risk assessment differs from other workplace safety or risk assessments.

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).

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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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