Machinery Series: Risk Assessment Essentials
07 December 2023
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.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- 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
- Know how to assess, handle and control hazardous
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
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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