We are a unique collective in the UK, each member contributing specialised knowledge from its field of technology and expertise, to provide you with an all-encompassing and impartial view of machine safety.
This year our seminars will contain presentations from the Machinery Safety Alliance members, and Steve Shaw (Principal Specialist Inspector) of the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
2013 dates & venues for "Making Sense of Safety" seminars:
YORK - National Railway Museum - 19/03/13 - done
SWINDON - Museum of Great Western Railway - 11/06/13 - done
MANCHESTER - Museum of Science & Industry - 11/09/13 - taking bookings
LEICESTER - National Space Centre - 15/10/13 - taking bookings
Click on the links above to check seminar content & availability, and to book.
Fee includes delegate pack, free venue parking, food & drink, and free access to the venue exhibition.
CLICK HERE TO SEE FEEDBACK FROM SWINDON 11/06/2013 SEMINAR
> 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