To enable the European Union to trade successfully across boundaries, the European Commission embarked on a policy of harmonisation.

To enable the European Union to trade successfully across boundaries, the European Commission embarked on a policy of harmonisation. Introducing the New Approach Directives (CE Directives). These Directives are not prescriptive and lay down minimum criteria for compliance. The New Approach Directives are similar in format for ease of reference and use. Perhaps the most significant aspect of the new legislation is the conformity assessment procedure (the means by which the compliance is ensured). The Directives offer a flexible approach. All machines supplied in the European Economic Area (EEA) from January 1st 1995, must comply with the Machinery Directive and be safe. There is little exclusion to the Directive making this one of the most significant of all the New Approach Directives.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to European Directives
  • CE Marking Directives relevant to machinery
  • CE requirements and implications
  • Background to the Machinery Directive
  • Complex assemblies
  • Documentation requirements
  • Risk assessment
  • EN standards and changes (present and future)
  • Control Integrity – EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061
  • Feedback/questions

Participant Profile

This is an entry level course and the target audience is for people who are involved in the specification, purchasing and maintenance of manufacturing machinery.

Typical attendees include:

• 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

Benefits of Attending

Delegates will come away with an understanding of their legal requirements under machinery safety, including CE Marking and PUWER. Practical solutions are shown including a worked example of how to use EN ISO 13849-1, the new standard for safety related parts of the control system.

Trainer Profile

David Corr David is a member of the machinery safety team at TÜV SÜD Product Service and is responsible for the delivery of machinery safety training provided by TÜV SÜD including the University Course in Professional Development for Machinery Safety.

Duration: 1 day

Course Cost: €495

Duration: 1 day

Date: TBC

Location: Dublin

This course is available as an on-site customised course

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