We are a unique collective in the UK, each member contributing specialized knowledge from its field of technology and expertise, to provide you with an all-encompassing, state-of-the-art view of machinery safety.
Our seminars contain presentations from the Machinery Safety Alliance members, and an interactive session when delegates can get involved in an exercise to determine a safe solution for guarding a machine. There is a break-out exhibition at which there is the opportunity to "ask the experts" with an after lunch Q&A session.
Thank you for your continued interest the Machinery Safety Alliance.
We are currently working on some changes to the format of our seminars for 2017. We will be introducing a more inclusive and interactive element to enhance the presentations. We will, of course still focus on all the latest regulations and updates to the key issues of machinery safety.
Full listing of 2017 seminar dates and booking details will be posted here as soon as we have completed the reconfiguration of the programme.......
The first of the 2017 seminars will be on;
Wednesday 22nd March, at Festo - Applied Automation Centre in Northampton....
click on the seminar date below to find out more and book your place
> HSE guidance on work equipment and machinery
Directive / Regulation for supply of safe machines:
> Machinery Directive, 2006/42/EC: sets out essential health and safety requirements (EHSRs), routes to CE-marking, machine categories etc affecting persons placing machines on the European market on their own behalf
> Guide to the application of the Machinery Directive
> The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regs affecting those building and placing machines on the market in the UK (UK National Law implementing the essential health and safety requirements of the of the Machinery Directive)
Directive / Regulation for safe use of machines:
> Use of Work Equipment Directive, 2009/104/EEC: employers shall take the necessary measures to ensure that work equipment made available to workers is suitable for the work, without impairment to their safety or health
> PUWER 98 (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs) affecting end users (UK National Law implementation of the Amended Use of Work Equipment Directive)
Standards, unlike Directives, are not mandatory - however - use of standards which are harmonised to the Directives provides "presumption of conformity".
Complete list of Harmonised Standards is found on the Official Journal
European Standards harmonised to the Machinery Directive such as
> EN ISO 12100:2010 for risk assessment / reduction
> EN ISO 13849-1 / EN 62061 for safety related controls
> EN ISO 13855 & EN ISO 13857 safe distances
>Various C-standards for specific machines e.g. EN 415 packaging machines