Success calls for new dates for FREE workshops

15 July 2013

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Success calls for new dates for FREE workshopsIn June, Phoenix Contact teamed up with TÜV SÜD and Mechan Controls to deliver a FREE one-day workshop on Electrical and Functional Safety. It was a very successful day, and the fact it was fully booked within a week shows the need for more events like this. Due to this great response Phoenix Contact has announced two new dates for later in the year.


  • 10th September 2013 – Phoenix UK, Telford TF7 4PG
  • 12th November 2013 – TÜV SÜD, Fareham PO15 5RL

This one-day course is to introduce and give delegates an overview of the EN 60204-1 standard as well as:

  • Safety Concept ISO 13849
  • Safety Concept IEC 62061
  • Incorporating EN ISO 14119 in order to understand the requirements and applications of electrical, electronic and programmable systems to ensure the electrical safety of machinery in industrial installations. It will give possible solutions to existing on-site problems with conformity to these standards. Through EN ISO 14119 it will identify non-compliances to the standard showing actual machine examples and common misconceptions/assumptions of safety

Course Content

  • CE marking and the EU Directives applicable to machinery
  • Why we use standards and the different types of standards
  • Control device selection
  • Electrical isolation, termination and wiring
  • Protection against electric shock
  • Control circuits, control devices, and control functions
  • Control gear location and mounting
  • Wiring practice
  • Equipment marking
  • Technical documentation for equipment
  • Testing and verification

The course would suit anyone with some form of basic electrical knowledge. It has been designed to give an introduction and simple overview of the key aspects of the EN60204-1. This will allow anyone who is involved in panel design/build or involved in electrical control systems, machinery refurbishment/upgrade, as well as industrial electrical systems installers to build or refurbish machinery control systems to a level that meets the standards.

At the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Understand why the use of the EN Standards is important for safety, and to assist in compliance
  • Understand the scope of electrical equipment to which the EN Standard Apply
  • Be aware of the general and specific standard requirements
  • Learn the specific requirements of control functions, control devices, control gear, etc., taking into account operator interface with the machine
  • Know the test and technical documentation requirements to verify that the machine or assembly of machines complies with the standard

Please follow the link to book your place on the free workshops – please ensure you specify the date you would like to attend.

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