Machinery safety training courses updated for 2012

22 December 2011

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Machinery safety training courses updated for 2012Pilz Automation Technology has updated its range of machinery safety training courses to reflect the latest changes in legislation. A new booklet provides more details and includes the course schedule for 2012.

With the withdrawal of EN 954-1 at the end of 2011, extra dates have been added for the course Safety Design incorporating EN ISO 13849-1/EN 62061 to cope with the anticipated demand from machine builders, system integrators and users who need to switch to these successor standards with immediate effect. The one-, two- and four-day City & Guilds Machinery Safety Courses, which have recently been accredited by the National Skills Academy for Materials, Production and Supply, will also be running more frequently to meet the expected high demand.

Further machinery safety training courses available include:

  • CE Marking and Machinery Regulations
  • The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
  • Electrical Machine Safety in Industrial Installations

In addition, product-related training courses are available for Pilz machinery safety products, including:

  • PSS Programming
  • PSS/SafetyBUS p Programming
  • PSS Service and Troubleshooting
  • PSS/SafetyBUS p Service and Troubleshooting
  • PNOZmulti Basic Training

Standard and customised courses

Scheduled courses take place at the Pilz training facilities in Corby, Northamptonshire. However, additional training can be provided at customers' own premises. Furthermore, although Pilz trainers are highly qualified to address individual concerns raised during the scheduled courses, tailored courses can be created to meet specific company needs.

The current range of Pilz machinery safety courses has evolved as a result of more than 20 years' in-house expertise in training and the practical application of standards by Pilz engineers and consultants when, for example, designing safety circuits and advising manufacturing companies on how best to comply with UK Regulations. The courses therefore offer practical insights and advice in addition to covering the essentials of current legislation.

Martin Palmer, the Training Manager at Pilz Automation, comments: "Despite the plethora of information available on the subject of machinery safety, I still believe that machine builders and users appreciate the opportunity that our range of courses can offer to discuss and resolve individual concerns in a practical environment."

For more information or to request a PDF copy of the machinery safety training courses booklet, email , telephone +44 (0)1536 460766 or go to

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