HSL: Machinery Safety basics – Puwer, Bristol, 10 February 2015

Date and location

10 February 2015, Bristol (Venue TBC)

Course overview

Everyone who works with machinery, whether directly or indirectly, need to understand the basics of machinery safety but not everyone needs to know all the details relating to the design.

This course covers those activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

The course will cover:

  • Provision and use of work equipment regulations
  • Choice of guards and guard dimensions
  • Introduction to machinery safety standards
  • Machine Modifications allowable under PUWER
  • Use of control systems and impact of failures
  • Measurement, evaluation and control of noise
  • Measurement, evaluation and control of hand-arm vibration
  • Hands-on practice evaluating the safety of machinery and suitability of guards

Who should attend?

This course is aimed primarily at machinery users, maintenance engineers, safety officers and project engineers who may find themselves responsible for purchasing machinery or needing to make minor modifications to improve the efficiency or change the use of existing machinery.

Information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the Training in Bristol course page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-machinery-safety-basics-puwer.htm