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Introduction to Machinery Safety

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This training course provides an introduction to your legal responsibilities and requirements and the role that new technologies are having on the machinery safety lifecycle, along with practical mechanical and electrical solutions.


This course provides a general introduction to machinery safety, and will provide you with guidance on the following topics:

  • An introduction to the Machinery Directive
  • Guidance on PUWER Regulations
  • CE requirements when building and purchasing new machinery
  • Creating complex assemblies and modifying machinery
  • Safety of Machinery - Electrical Equipment of Machines, Safety Requirement - BS EN 60204-1
  • Safety Related Control Systems & Functional Safety - EN 13849-1
  • Functional safety, audits, purchasing specifications to ensure compliance

Delegates will come away with an understanding of their legal requirements under machinery safety, including CE Marking and PUWER.


By the end of the course the participants will:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the Machinery Directive and the defined steps to compliance including an introduction to the relevant EN standards.
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations and defined steps to compliance.
  • Be aware of the general and specific standard requirements to ensure the protection of those using the machine, and also the machine itself including the relevant safety related control standards.


  • Directors and senior managers
  • Project and design engineers
  • Duty holders and maintenance engineers
  • Health & Safety professionals
  • Anyone else involved in the purchasing, using and maintenance of machinery and equipment



Technical Trainer, TÜV SÜD

Degree qualified in mechanical engineering, Richard has had over 25 years of experience in the subject of machinery safety. Starting with over a decade as a duty holder, being a machinery designer, responsible for complying with the legal requirements then moving into a consultancy role specialising in machinery safety over the last 15 years. Richard has work in a range of industries and assessed a wide range of machinery. He has also worked on the enforcement side of the fence for the Health and Safety Laboratory (now part of HSE). He has latterly moved into a training role in order to transfer knowledge and experience to a broader audience.


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