Date 22-04-2021
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location Spiers Training Centre

Date 27-04-2021
Time 10:00 - 16:30
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

The aim of this workshop is to raise awareness of general machine safety for the user, the manufacturer and the systems integrator.

We cover CE Marking, the Machinery Directive, and PUWER ‘98 using practical examples and discussions of risk assessment and reduction, as defined in BS EN 12100 2010.

Using your questions and input as a guide we will explain how the legal requirements translate into practical solutions and reference other supporting EN standards that could be used to presume conformity.

Entry Requirements
In order to benefit from this machinery directive training the attendees will require the following:

- Basic understanding of how machinery works in your chosen industry
- Basic understanding of how machinery is operated and maintained in your chosen industry
- Note: Aspects of the conformity assessment procedure for CE marking machines will be completed by more than one individual. At least one of those individuals will have technical competence in mechanical, electrical and control system design.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

1) Understand how CE marking of machines and PUWER relates to you and your company.
The knowledge in industry on machine safety tends to be heavily based on inherited wisdoms. Often this can lead to inaccuracies that can cost you time and money now and in the future. We will discuss using practical examples how CE and PUWER 98 apply to industry and you.

2) Understand machine safety risk assessments and risk reduction.
Not just a paper exercise. Risk assessment and Risk reduction form the back bone of machine safety and surprisingly the outcomes can different depending on which regulations we are applying. We will use practical examples to demonstrate this and discuss how to go about control measure selection backed by risk assessment correctly.

3) Identify the key points of machine safety and which engineering activities will trigger the need for risk assessment.
Where are the lines in the sand? Learn when you must complete a risk assessment and which engineering activities should be covered by procedures pointing you to complete them.
Find the correct EN standards for industry best practice.
There are literally hundreds of standards applicable to machine safety. We will identify some of the main safety standards common to most machines and show how they can be used as a part of risk assessment and risk reduction.

Date 02-05-2021
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

PUWER 98 applies to the provision of all work equipment, including mobile and lifting equipment. It applies to all workplaces and work situations where the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act) applies.

This course will allow up to five persons to complete a PUWER inspection whilst being shadowed and led by a PUWER inspection expert. This session does not address all regulations in PUWER, but does provide support and experience in real inspection of machines.

Date 04-05-2021
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

Introduction
Spiers Engineering Safety are proud to offer the only qualification in PUWER Inspection and Machine Risk Assessment in the UK. It is also the only PUWER course which offers a practical element, allowing the learner to carry out an assessment on an industrial machine. This gives the learner a real feel for carrying out a PUWER inspection.
PUWER ‘98 applies to all work equipment, especially mobile and lifting equipment. It applies to all workplaces where the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act) applies. All work equipment must have regular PUWER inspections carried out on them at set intervals.
This qualification is designed to develop and confirm advanced level inspection skills and knowledge for the learners who have responsibilities in the workplace for PUWER inspection of work equipment.
Using our unique RiskMach software, the learner will carry out the machine risk assessment on a tablet, enabling the data to be generated in a report format.

Who is it aimed at?
It is ideal for those with technical responsibilities in the workplace including technicians, team leaders, supervisors and Health and Safety practitioners.
The qualification is designed to assess the skills and understanding of the learner to inspect work equipment in accordance with PUWER 98, in a learning environment.
This 3 day course, involves a mixture of classroom learning, theory assessment and carrying out a practical risk assessment on an industrial machine.

What are the learning outcomes?
Carry out inspections and report findings in accordance with PUWER ‘98 guidance (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) Understand the requirements and implementation of PUWER ‘98 Understand the principles of risk assessment as a result of PUWER ‘98 inspections Understand how to identify control measures using hierarchy of control and European standards

What are the benefits?
Carry out your own PUWER inspections. There’s no need to source a machine safety consultancy to carry them out for you. Have control over your own PUWER processes – set your own PUWER inspections at set intervals. Your managers, engineers, technicians, team leaders and H&S professionals will be able to ensure that statutory requirements for inspection are met and that the risks on work equipment are identified and controlled in line with best practice and the law. Avoid accidents in the future by providing evidence of systematic risk assessment and risk reduction which (in the event of a claim following an accident) would drastically reduce your company’s contributory negligence.

Date 04-05-2021
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

Introduction
If you already have a basic understanding of PUWER, but wish to build on it with a practical element, then Level 2 training will be suitable for you. You may wish to attend the PUWER - Level 1 training first, or attend one of our Machine Safety Workshops.

Who is it aimed at?
Typically this course is attended by engineers being asked to complete PUWER inspections as a part of their role. However, it can also be of great interest to managers, safety professionals and OEMs. This course can be adapted to focus on key issues or types of machine / work equipment.

What are the learning outcomes?

Understand when a PUWER Inspection is required, what the scope of inspection should be, and what the limits are when making changes to the machine.
Use examples to complete a simulated inspection of a machine including hazard identification.
Complete risk estimation individually and as a team.
Apply a consistent rationale on Reasonably Practicable vs. Practicable.
Dangerous moving parts are governed by ‘where practicable’ the rest of the ACOP is where ‘reasonably practicable’. We will show you what this means in practice and some of the inconsistencies in comparison to the CE marking conformity process.

What are the benefits?

By completing a simulated inspection, you will get a feel for carrying out a real PUWER inspection.
Understand when to schedule in a PUWER inspection and WHY.
You will be able to ensure that statutory requirements for inspection are met and that the risks on work equipment are identified and controlled in line with best practice and the law. This may avoid an accident in the future but will also provide evidence of systematic risk assessment and risk reduction which, in the event of a claim following an accident, would drastically reduce your company’s contributory negligence.

Date 10-05-2021
Time 10:00 - 16:30
Location Spiers Training Centre Tame Valley Business Centre Wilnecote Tamworth

What is entailed?

An introduction to CE Audits (Presentation/Discussion). [2 hours]
The CE Audit Checklist and Guidance [4 hours]
Group Task. Identify typical defects in the design of industrial machines using the scenarios given. Discuss and agree. [1 hour]

Who is it aimed at?

This course would suit any person required to check the conformity of an industrial machine for the purposes listed above. This can be a safety manager, engineering manager, project manager or in the case of a machine manufacturer it may be a compliance manager, QSHE manager, designer, product manager or similar.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, you will leave knowing how to use the CE Audit of industrial machines checklist to:

1) Identify typical obvious design defects in the CE process of industrial machine
2) How to audit the instruction handbook

In order to meet the learning outcomes above, we will look (in detail) at;

The Purpose of CE Audits
Roles and responsibilities
Conformity assessment procedures
Relevant directives
Conformity Assessment
The principles of integration and the 3 Step Method
Markings on the machine
Instruction Handbook
Declaration
Technical Construction File (in brief)

Date 11-05-2021
Time 10:00 - 16:30
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

Introduction

Start your PUWER learning journey with Spiers Engineering Safety. This training is appropriate for managers, supervisors and safety professionals looking for either entry level or revision of the principles of PUWER and machine risk assessment.

Who is it aimed at?

This PUWER training course is recommended for all operations, maintenance, engineering, technical support and health and safety professionals involved in risk assessment and risk management, including leadership and management who are working with Machinery Safety. This course is invaluable to any person or company looking to train for competency in PUWER inspection.

What are the learning outcomes?

1) Understand how PUWER 98 relates to the Health and Safety at Work Act and other statutory requirements. There are many pieces of legislation that work together, at times overlapping,
to form the legal landscape that machine safety exists within.
2) Understand the PUWER 98 ACOP and its intent with regards to safe machinery. The ACOP is 90+ pages but all the guidance should be taken in the context of the intent.

What are the benefits?

1) By looking into the basic principles of PUWER, you will start to form a better understanding of PUWER regulations and how they relate to your work equipment
PUWER ACOP is over 90 pages long. By attending this course, you will learn how to use it and its intent with regards to safe machinery.
2) By attending Level 1, you will form a solid foundation to continue your PUWER training. Level 2 and 3 build on this knowledge, enabling you to make informed decisions within your safe machine processes.

Date 19-05-2021
Time 09:30 - 16:30
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

The aim of this workshop is to raise awareness of general machine safety for the user, the manufacturer and the systems integrator.

We cover CE Marking, the Machinery Directive, and PUWER ‘98 using practical examples and discussions of risk assessment and reduction, as defined in BS EN 12100 2010.

Using your questions and input as a guide we will explain how the legal requirements translate into practical solutions and reference other supporting EN standards that could be used to presume conformity.

Entry Requirements
In order to benefit from this machinery directive training the attendees will require the following:

- Basic understanding of how machinery works in your chosen industry
- Basic understanding of how machinery is operated and maintained in your chosen industry
- Note: Aspects of the conformity assessment procedure for CE marking machines will be completed by more than one individual. At least one of those individuals will have technical competence in mechanical, electrical and control system design.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

1) Understand how CE marking of machines and PUWER relates to you and your company.
The knowledge in industry on machine safety tends to be heavily based on inherited wisdoms. Often this can lead to inaccuracies that can cost you time and money now and in the future. We will discuss using practical examples how CE and PUWER 98 apply to industry and you.

2) Understand machine safety risk assessments and risk reduction.
Not just a paper exercise. Risk assessment and Risk reduction form the back bone of machine safety and surprisingly the outcomes can different depending on which regulations we are applying. We will use practical examples to demonstrate this and discuss how to go about control measure selection backed by risk assessment correctly.

3) Identify the key points of machine safety and which engineering activities will trigger the need for risk assessment.
Where are the lines in the sand? Learn when you must complete a risk assessment and which engineering activities should be covered by procedures pointing you to complete them.
Find the correct EN standards for industry best practice.
There are literally hundreds of standards applicable to machine safety. We will identify some of the main safety standards common to most machines and show how they can be used as a part of risk assessment and risk reduction.

Date 25-05-2021
Time 09:30 - 16:30
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

PUWER 98 applies to the provision of all work equipment, including mobile and lifting equipment. It applies to all workplaces and work situations where the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act) applies.

This course will allow up to five persons to complete a PUWER inspection whilst being shadowed and led by a PUWER inspection expert. This session does not address all regulations in PUWER, but does provide support and experience in real inspection of machines.

Date 01-06-2021
Time 09:30 - 16:30
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

Introduction
Spiers Engineering Safety are proud to offer the only qualification in PUWER Inspection and Machine Risk Assessment in the UK. It is also the only PUWER course which offers a practical element, allowing the learner to carry out an assessment on an industrial machine. This gives the learner a real feel for carrying out a PUWER inspection.
PUWER ‘98 applies to all work equipment, especially mobile and lifting equipment. It applies to all workplaces where the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act) applies. All work equipment must have regular PUWER inspections carried out on them at set intervals.
This qualification is designed to develop and confirm advanced level inspection skills and knowledge for the learners who have responsibilities in the workplace for PUWER inspection of work equipment.
Using our unique RiskMach software, the learner will carry out the machine risk assessment on a tablet, enabling the data to be generated in a report format.

Who is it aimed at?
It is ideal for those with technical responsibilities in the workplace including technicians, team leaders, supervisors and Health and Safety practitioners.
The qualification is designed to assess the skills and understanding of the learner to inspect work equipment in accordance with PUWER 98, in a learning environment.
This 3 day course, involves a mixture of classroom learning, theory assessment and carrying out a practical risk assessment on an industrial machine.

What are the learning outcomes?
Carry out inspections and report findings in accordance with PUWER ‘98 guidance (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) Understand the requirements and implementation of PUWER ‘98 Understand the principles of risk assessment as a result of PUWER ‘98 inspections Understand how to identify control measures using hierarchy of control and European standards

What are the benefits?
Carry out your own PUWER inspections. There’s no need to source a machine safety consultancy to carry them out for you. Have control over your own PUWER processes – set your own PUWER inspections at set intervals. Your managers, engineers, technicians, team leaders and H&S professionals will be able to ensure that statutory requirements for inspection are met and that the risks on work equipment are identified and controlled in line with best practice and the law. Avoid accidents in the future by providing evidence of systematic risk assessment and risk reduction which (in the event of a claim following an accident) would drastically reduce your company’s contributory negligence.

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Training is at the heart of Spiers’ approach to improving industry awareness and competencies. We want to support new and existing clients in developing and maintaining their competencies in house. In order to provide this support we are running regular Machine Safety Training and workshops.