Machinery series: Designing and specifying safety related control systems – Buxton, 25 February 2016

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Date and location

25 February 2016, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton,
Derbyshire, SK17 9JN

Course overview

This course will help delegates understand how to specify and design safety related control circuits which comply with the requirements of both the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. It explains how these, other regulations and standards are applied to real-life situations, through the use of examples of how to and how not to do it. The course provides methods and templates developed at HSL to help engineers comply with the relevant requirements effectively and efficiently. The course concentrates mainly on the approach laid down in ISO 13849-1:2006, but also gives objective advice on the relevance of other standards such as EN954-1:1997, ISO 62061:2006 amongst others.

What will the course cover?

  • Relevant standards including ISO 13849-1:2006, EN 954-1:1997 and ISO 62061:2006
  • Safety integrity levels, performance levels, categories, what they are what they aren’t and the difference between them
  • Impact of human reliability
  • Circuit design
  • Demonstration of interlocking and other safety devices
  • Potential user interference and misuse of safety devices

Who should attend?

Electrical, control and project engineers, whether they be original equipment manufacturers or users involved in specifying control systems on customized machinery / assemblies or significantly modifying control systems on existing machinery / assemblies.

Information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the Machinery Series – Designing & Specifying Safety Related Control Systems course page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.