Pilz Automation Technology, one of the UK's leading providers of training related to machinery safety, has updated and added to its range of machinery safety courses to reflect the latest changes in legislation, as well as publishing a new booklet and course schedule for 2010.
Following the implementation of the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC [see the MachineBuilding.net Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC], Pilz has introduced a new course The New Machinery Directive that will provide an insight into how machine manufacturers and end users are affected by the changes of the new Directive and describes the compliance processes, Essential Health and Safety Requirements and new standards, including advice regarding EN 954-1 and EN EN ISO 13849-1 [see also this article from Pilz: EN 954-1 extension - advice from Pilz]. Further courses have been updated to address specific aspects of the new Directive and standards.
The current range of Pilz machinery safety courses has evolved from more than 20 years of in-house expertise not only in training, but also in the practical application of standards by Pilz engineers and consultants when, for example, designing safety circuits and advising manufacturing companies on how to best comply with UK Regulations. The courses therefore offer practical insights and advice in addition to covering the essentials of current legislation.
Furthermore, although Pilz trainers are highly qualified to address individual concerns throughout the scheduled courses, if a more customised approach is desired, courses tailored to meet specific Company needs are available on request.
Two types of course are offered: those relating to regulations and standards, and others that are specific to Pilz machinery safety products.
Courses relating to regulations and standards are:
- City & Guilds four-day Machinery Safety Course
- City & Guilds two-day Machinery Safety Course for Managers
- City & Guilds one-day Machinery Safety Course for Supervisors
- The New Machinery Directive
- Safety Design incorporating EN ISO 13849/EN (IEC) 62061
- CE Marking and Machinery Regulations
- Electrical Machine Safety in Industrial Installations
Machinery safety product-related training courses are:
- PSS Programming
- PSS/SafetyBUS p Programming
- PSS Service and Troubleshooting
- PSS/SafetyBUS p Service and Troubleshooting
- PNOZmulti Basic Training Course
All of the scheduled courses take place at the Pilz training facilities in Corby, Northamptonshire. However, additional courses can be organised at companies' own premises or other convenient locations.
To request a copy of the Training Courses booklet as a PDF file, email or visit www.pilz.co.uk/training. Alternatively, visit the downloads section of the website at www.pilz.co.uk/docsearch.do#docsearch.