Machinery series: Machinery directive – Buxton, 13 July 2016

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HSL is to run a 1 day course on Machinery Series – Machinery Directive.

13 July 2016


The design, supply and incorporation of machinery into
assemblies within the European Economic area is governed by the
European Machinery Directive that was significantly amended in
2006. In the UK this directive has been transposed into the Supply
of Machinery (Safety) Regulations that came into force at the end
of December 2009. This course gives delegates a thorough
understanding of this legislation, as revised, as well as the key
current European and International safety standards that support
the Regulations. Delegates are shown how to build a technical file
and have the opportunity to practice assessing conformity to the
essential health and safety requirements. The purpose and content
of a declaration of conformity and incorporation are explained
along with when to use which. The role and process of risk
assessment are explained, however delegates who need a more
detailed understanding of machinery risk assessment should attend
the course on the previous day. An introduction to control system
safety and some of the related standards is given. However those
delegates who are directly involved in control system design, and
need a more thorough understanding of the design of safety related
control systems should also attend the course held on the following

Course includes

  • Machinery Directive and UK Supply of Machinery (Safety)
    regulations 2008
  • Assemblies of machines
  • Principles of safety by design
  • Introduction to control system safety
  • Ergonomics in machine design
  • High level access
  • Building a technical file
  • Relevant standards and their use
  • Documentation requirements
  • Hands-on practice of the evaluation and conformity assessment
    of machinery

Who should attend?

This course is intended primarily for people who design and
supply machines and create assemblies of machines. It is also
relevant for people who specify and install new machines or
assemblies or make significant modifications to existing
machines.  The course will also be helpful to anyone who is
interested in a detailed understanding of the safety of industrial
machinery, the supply of machinery safety regulations as


The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


The cost of the course is £425 per person (includes course
notes, lunch and refreshments).

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Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.

For further dates and additional information email:
or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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