Enhanced machinery safety training programme for 2013

22 February 2013

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Enhanced machinery safety training programme for 2013Pilz Automation Technology has significantly enhanced its range of machinery safety training courses and has published a new booklet and course schedule for 2013.

The one-, two- and four-day City & Guilds Machinery Safety courses, which are accredited by the National Skills Academy for Materials, Production and Supply, will be running more frequently and with added regional dates to cope with continuously high demand. Alongside this, an internationally recognised option – TUV CMSE (Certified Machinery Safety Expert) - has also been added.

Further machinery safety and process safety courses now available include:

  • Safety Design incorporating EN ISO 13849-1 / EN 62061 (IEC 62061)
  • An Introduction to Machinery Safety Regulations and Standards
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Using PAScal Safety Calculator Software
  • Use and Supply of Packaging Machinery
  • Robot Safety Training
  • ATEX Directives 1999/92/EC and 94/9/EC
  • SIL and the Process Safety Lifecycle

Product-related training courses are also available for Pilz machinery safety products, including:

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

Standard and customised courses

All scheduled courses take place at the Pilz training facilities in Corby, Northamptonshire. However, additional training can be provided at the customer's own premises. 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.

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.

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 Training Courses booklet, email , telephone +44 (0)1536 460766 or go to

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