Workshop - Machine Safety Workshop
Date 20-02-2018
Time 10 am - 4 pm
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.

Training - 3 DAY COURSE - PUWER Inspection and Risk Assessment Qualification - Level 3 ( FDQ Accredited)
Date 26-02-2018
Time 9 am, 26th February 2018 - 5 pm, 28th February 2018
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

This 3 day course, involves a mixture of classroom learning, theory assessment and carrying out a practical risk assessment on an industrial machine. 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.

In relation to achievement of this qualification, the learner is expected to spend an estimated number of 13.5 hours in personal study. Additional learning will be recommended upon admission to the course.

Workshop - Machine Safety Workshop
Date 06-03-2018
Time 10:00 - 16:00
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.

Delivered by specialist Spiers Ltd. safety professional, Martin White, this 1 day interactive workshop will typically cover:

- Understand how CE marking of machines and PUWER relates to you and your company
- We will discuss using practical examples, how CE and PUWER 98 apply to industry and you.
- Understand machine safety risk assessments and risk reduction.
- Find the correct EN standards for industry best practice.
- Plus, many more machine safety related topics

This is a question and answer led session - we will answer your questions to help you understand what Machine Safety means to you and your organisation!

Training - Electrical Safety to EN60204-1
Date 07-03-2018
Time 08:30 - 17:00
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

This 1 day session is aimed at machine installers, machine movers, and maintenance engineers who wish to know more about the requirements of EN60204-1 relating to electrical safety.

Attendees will learn:
- which tests are required by the standard to be carried out.
- how to determine which parts are deemed as "conductive parts" and which are "extraneous conductive parts".
- how to guarantee the machine is correctly bonded for electrical protection.
- the requirements for protective conductors
- establish if additional bonding is required

Training - 3 DAY COURSE - PUWER Inspection and Risk Assessment Qualification - Level 3 ( FDQ Accredited)
Date 12-03-2018
Time 9 am, 12th March - 5 pm, 14th March
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

This 3 day course, involves a mixture of classroom learning, theory assessment and carrying out a practical risk assessment on an industrial machine. 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.

In relation to achievement of this qualification, the learner is expected to spend an estimated number of 13.5 hours in personal study. Additional learning will be recommended upon admission to the course…

Training - CE Marking Training Courses for Industrial Machinery (Level 3)
Date 19-03-2018
Time 08:30 - 17:00
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

The establishment of a harmonised regulatory framework for the design and construction of machinery is of vital economic importance to the European engineering industry providing safer machinery and making an important contribution to the reduction of the social cost of accidents and damage to health.

The aim of this CE marking course is to give machine manufacturers, modifiers, and those involved in pre purchase auditing a good understanding of what is required to demonstrate compliance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (MD) as well as other directives and the conformity processes that should be followed.

> 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 course attendees will be able to:

>> Day 1 - Conformity Planning for CE Marking Machines
Recognise when CE marking of machines is required and which Directives may apply.
There are a number of directives that may apply to your machine and in order to CE mark it you will need to comply with all directives that are applicable. You will be able to briefly explain the legal duties upon the suppliers/manufacturers of the constituent units and/or components parts of your machine and how the deliverable under these duties will be monitored and enforced where necessary.

>> Application, scope, terms and definitions
- The MD uses new jargon and in order to work with it you will need to recognise, understand and apply it.

>> Know how to follow the conformity assessment procedure for CE marking of machines to the MD.
- There are three routes for conformity assessment to choose from and the exact process can vary depending on the project. You will understand the conformity assessment procedure most commonly applied and be made aware of the other two.

>> 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.

>> Know how to establish a design risk assessment (DRA) team and process for a new project
- You will understand the basis of design risk assessment for machinery in line with BS EN 12100 2010 including the 3 step method. You will discuss how to identify relevant stakeholders in the DRA process and a record keeping method.

>> Understand how functional safety specification is a product of the DRA
- The specification of safety functions, performance levels, safety integrity levels, characteristics and behaviours are defined in order to achieve risk reduction in line with the original DRA.

>> Learn what to expect in the contents of the technical construction file.
- The exact contents required may develop in line with that of the machine and the technical realisation of the final build, but you can have a good idea of what you expect to include and what documentation will come from the suppliers.

>> Learn the purpose of internal checks and discuss how these may be implemented
- The arrangements for the final conformity assessment e.g. internal checks for conformity will vary from company to company but their purpose will be consistent.

> Day 2 - The Essential Health and Safety Requirements
>> Review of day one…
>>> More Definitions used in the MD including:
- Hazard, Danger zone, Exposed persons, Operator, Risk, Guard, Protective devices, Intended use, Reasonably foreseeable misuse

>> Use the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs)
- It is against the EHSRs that we must demonstrate and evidence your compliance. You will learn what they are, the intent and common EN standards used as a presumption of conformity. We will provide guidance and examples.

1.1.2 Principles of safety integration
1.1.2 (a) Principles of safety integration
1.1.2 (b) The 3-step method
1.1.2 (c) Preventing abnormal use
1.1.2 (d) Constraints due to the use of PPE
1.1.2 (e) Special equipment and accessories
1.1.3 Materials and products used
1.1.4 Integral lighting
1.1.5 Handling of machinery and parts of machinery
1.1.6 Ergonomic principles
1.1.7 Operating positions in hazardous environments
1.1.8 Seating and the provision of seats
1.2 Control systems
1.2.1 Safety and reliability of control systems
1.2.2 Control devices
1.2.2 – 1st indent - Identification of control devices
1.2.2 – 2nd indent - Positioning of control devices
1.2.2 – 3rd indent - Movement of control devices
1.2.2 – 4th & 5th indents - Location and positioning of control devices
1.2.2 – 6th indent - Preventing inadvertent operation of control devices
1.2.2 – 7th indent - Strength of control devices
1.2.2 – 2nd para. - Control devices to perform different actions
1.2.2 – 3rd para. - Control devices and ergonomic principles
1.2.2 – 4th para. - Indicators and displays
1.2.2 – 5th & 6th paras. - Visibility of danger zones during starting
1.2.2 – 7th para. - Location of control positions
1.2.2 – 8th para. - Multiple control positions
1.2.2 - last para. - Multiple operating positions
1.2.3 Control of starting
1.2.4.1 Normal stop control devices
1.2.4.2 Operational stop
1.2.4.3 Emergency stop devices
1.2.4.4 Stop controls for assemblies of machinery
1.2.5 Mode selection
1.2.6 Failure of the power supply
1.3 Protection against mechanical hazards
1.3.1 Stability
1.3.2 Break-up during operation
1.3.3 Falling or ejected objects
1.3.4 Sharp edges and angles and rough surfaces
1.3.5 Combined machinery
1.3.6 Variations in operating conditions
1.3.7 Moving parts
1.3.8.1 Moving transmission parts
1.3.8.2 Moving parts involved in the process
1.3.9 Uncontrolled movements
1.4 Required characteristics of guards and protective devices
1.4.1 General requirements for guards and protective devices
1.4.2 Special requirements for guards
1.4.2.1 Fixed guards
1.4.2.2 Interlocking movable guards
1.4.2.3 Adjustable guards restricting access
1.4.3 Protective devices
1.5 Risks due to other hazards
1.5.1 Electricity
1.5.2 Unwanted static electricity
1.5.3 Energy supply other than electricity
1.5.4 Errors of fitting
1.5.5 Extreme temperatures
1.5.6 Fire
1.5.7 Explosion
1.5.8 Reduction of noise emission
1.5.8 – 2nd para. Comparative emission data
1.5.9 Vibrations
1.5.10 Ionising and non-ionising radiation
1.5.11 External radiation
1.5.12 Laser radiation
1.5.13 Emissions of hazardous materials and substances
1.5.14 Risk of being trapped
1.5.15 Slips, trips and falls
1.5.16 Lightning
1.6 Maintenance
1.6.1 Maintenance
1.6.2 Access to operating positions and servicing points
1.6.3 Isolation of energy sources
1.6.4 Operator intervention
1.6.5 Cleaning of internal parts

> Day 3- The Essential Health and Safety Requirements, supporting information and documentation

>> Review of day 2

>> Continued… Use the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs)

1.7 Information for users
1.7.1 Information and warnings on the machinery. The official languages of the EU
1.7.1.1 Information and information devices
1.7.1.2 Warning devices
1.7.2 Warning of residual risks
1.7.3 – 1st & 2nd paras. Marking of machinery
1.7.3 – 3rd para. Conformity marking for ATEX machinery
1.7.3 – 4th para. Information essential for safe use
1.7.3 - last para. Marking parts of the machinery to be handled with lifting equipment
1.7.4 Instructions. The form of the instructions. The language of the instructions
1.7.4.1 (a) & (b) The drafting and translation of instructions
1.7.4.1 (c) Preventing foreseeable misuse
1.7.4.1 (d) Instructions for non-professional users
1.7.4.2 (a) & (b) Contents of the instructions – particulars of the machinery and the manufacturer
1.7.4.2 (c) Inclusion of the EC Declaration of Conformity in the instructions
1.7.4.2 (d) (e) & (f) Descriptions, drawings, diagrams and explanations
1.7.4.2 (g) & (h) Intended use and foreseeable misuse
1.7.4.2 (i) & (j) Assembly, installation and connection
1.7.4.2 (k) Putting into service and use. Operator training
1.7.4.2 (l) & (m) Information about residual risks
1.7.4.2 (n) The essential characteristics of tools
1.7.4.2 (o) Stability conditions
1.7.4.2 (p) Transport, handling and storage
1.7.4.2 (q) Emergency procedures and methods for unblocking
1.7.4.2 (r) (s) & (t) Adjustment, maintenance and spare parts
1.7.4.2 (u) The noise emission declaration
1.7.4.2 (v) Implantable medical devices
1.7.4.3 Sales literature

>> Learn how to write the instruction handbook
- Provide general guidance on the contents of the instructions for use required from the suppliers of each unit.

>> Compile the technical construction file and reference to the EHSRs.
- Evidence required by the Directive and applicable standards will be compiled and indexed to the EHSRs in order to construct the technical construction file. This is the evidence of conformity that may be requested due to enforcement action.

>> The Delegates
- Our CE Marking courses are recommended for designers, integrators, modifiers and those involved in pre-purchase auditing of machines. It is particularly important for those responsible for managing the conformity assessment process and moderating or guiding others.

>> Where and How
- This machinery directive training course is predominantly classroom based and can be run at venues to suit you. Alternatively, the CE marking course can be modified to include task based learning activities in the work place. We often run courses at our clients' locations outside and within the UK including London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester.

>> The Benefits
- Your knowledge of the conformity assessment procedure will allow you adapt to different scenarios to ensure it continues to correctly document your machine’s compliance with the machinery directive. In addition, you will recognise common non-compliances for more complex scenarios and have a good level of knowledge regards the supporting standards.

Workshop - Machine Safety Workshop
Date 10-04-2018
Time 10:00 - 16:00
Location Slough, Berkshire

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.

Delivered by specialist Spiers Ltd. safety professional, Martin White, this 1 day interactive workshop will typically cover:

- Understand how CE marking of machines and PUWER relates to you and your company
- We will discuss using practical examples, how CE and PUWER 98 apply to industry and you.
- Understand machine safety risk assessments and risk reduction.
- Find the correct EN standards for industry best practice.
- Plus, many more machine safety related topics

This is a question and answer led session - we will answer your questions to help you understand what Machine Safety means to you and your organisation!

Training - Electrical Safety to EN60204-1
Date 11-04-2018
Time 08:30 - 17:00
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

"This 1 day session is aimed at machine installers, machine movers, and maintenance engineers who wish to know more about the requirements of EN60204-1 relating to electrical safety.

Attendees will learn:
- which tests are required by the standard to be carried out.
- how to determine which parts are deemed as ""conductive parts"" and which are ""extraneous conductive parts"".
- how to guarantee the machine is correctly bonded for electrical protection.
- the requirements for protective conductors
- establish if additional bonding is required"

Training - 3 DAY COURSE - PUWER Inspection and Risk Assessment Qualification - Level 3 ( FDQ Accredited)
Date 16-04-2018
Time 16th April 2018, 9am - 18th April 2018, 5pm
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

This 3 day course, involves a mixture of classroom learning, theory assessment and carrying out a practical risk assessment on an industrial machine. 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.

In relation to achievement of this qualification, the learner is expected to spend an estimated number of 13.5 hours in personal study. Additional learning will be recommended upon admission to the course…

Training - CE Marking Training Courses for Industrial Machinery (Level 2)
Date 23-04-2018
Time 08:30 - 17:00
Location Tamworth, Staffordshire

The establishment of a harmonised regulatory framework for the design and construction of machinery is of vital economic importance to the European engineering industry providing safer machinery and making an important contribution to the reduction of the social cost of accidents and damage to health.

The aim of this CE marking course is to give machine manufacturers, modifiers, and those involved in pre purchase auditing a good understanding of what is required to demonstrate compliance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (MD) as well as other directives and the conformity processes that should be followed.

> 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 course attendees will be able to:

>> Day 1 - Conformity Planning for CE Marking Machines
Recognise when CE marking of machines is required and which Directives may apply.
There are a number of directives that may apply to your machine and in order to CE mark it you will need to comply with all directives that are applicable. You will be able to briefly explain the legal duties upon the suppliers/manufacturers of the constituent units and/or components parts of your machine and how the deliverable under these duties will be monitored and enforced where necessary.

>> Application, scope, terms and definitions
- The MD uses new jargon and in order to work with it you will need to recognise, understand and apply it.

>> Know how to follow the conformity assessment procedure for CE marking of machines to the MD.
- There are three routes for conformity assessment to choose from and the exact process can vary depending on the project. You will understand the conformity assessment procedure most commonly applied and be made aware of the other two.

>> 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.

>> Know how to establish a design risk assessment (DRA) team and process for a new project
- You will understand the basis of design risk assessment for machinery in line with BS EN 12100 2010 including the 3 step method. You will discuss how to identify relevant stakeholders in the DRA process and a record keeping method.

>> Understand how functional safety specification is a product of the DRA
- The specification of safety functions, performance levels, safety integrity levels, characteristics and behaviours are defined in order to achieve risk reduction in line with the original DRA.

>> Learn what to expect in the contents of the technical construction file.
- The exact contents required may develop in line with that of the machine and the technical realisation of the final build, but you can have a good idea of what you expect to include and what documentation will come from the suppliers.

>> Learn the purpose of internal checks and discuss how these may be implemented
- The arrangements for the final conformity assessment e.g. internal checks for conformity will vary from company to company but their purpose will be consistent.

> Day 2 - The Essential Health and Safety Requirements
>> Review of day one…
>>> More Definitions used in the MD including:
- Hazard, Danger zone, Exposed persons, Operator, Risk, Guard, Protective devices, Intended use, Reasonably foreseeable misuse

>> Use the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs)
- It is against the EHSRs that we must demonstrate and evidence your compliance. You will learn what they are, the intent and common EN standards used as a presumption of conformity. We will provide guidance and examples.

1.1.2 Principles of safety integration
1.1.2 (a) Principles of safety integration
1.1.2 (b) The 3-step method
1.1.2 (c) Preventing abnormal use
1.1.2 (d) Constraints due to the use of PPE
1.1.2 (e) Special equipment and accessories
1.1.3 Materials and products used
1.1.4 Integral lighting
1.1.5 Handling of machinery and parts of machinery
1.1.6 Ergonomic principles
1.1.7 Operating positions in hazardous environments
1.1.8 Seating and the provision of seats
1.2 Control systems
1.2.1 Safety and reliability of control systems
1.2.2 Control devices
1.2.2 – 1st indent - Identification of control devices
1.2.2 – 2nd indent - Positioning of control devices
1.2.2 – 3rd indent - Movement of control devices
1.2.2 – 4th & 5th indents - Location and positioning of control devices
1.2.2 – 6th indent - Preventing inadvertent operation of control devices
1.2.2 – 7th indent - Strength of control devices
1.2.2 – 2nd para. - Control devices to perform different actions
1.2.2 – 3rd para. - Control devices and ergonomic principles
1.2.2 – 4th para. - Indicators and displays
1.2.2 – 5th & 6th paras. - Visibility of danger zones during starting
1.2.2 – 7th para. - Location of control positions
1.2.2 – 8th para. - Multiple control positions
1.2.2 - last para. - Multiple operating positions
1.2.3 Control of starting
1.2.4.1 Normal stop control devices
1.2.4.2 Operational stop
1.2.4.3 Emergency stop devices
1.2.4.4 Stop controls for assemblies of machinery
1.2.5 Mode selection
1.2.6 Failure of the power supply
1.3 Protection against mechanical hazards
1.3.1 Stability
1.3.2 Break-up during operation
1.3.3 Falling or ejected objects
1.3.4 Sharp edges and angles and rough surfaces
1.3.5 Combined machinery
1.3.6 Variations in operating conditions
1.3.7 Moving parts
1.3.8.1 Moving transmission parts
1.3.8.2 Moving parts involved in the process
1.3.9 Uncontrolled movements
1.4 Required characteristics of guards and protective devices
1.4.1 General requirements for guards and protective devices
1.4.2 Special requirements for guards
1.4.2.1 Fixed guards
1.4.2.2 Interlocking movable guards
1.4.2.3 Adjustable guards restricting access
1.4.3 Protective devices
1.5 Risks due to other hazards
1.5.1 Electricity
1.5.2 Unwanted static electricity
1.5.3 Energy supply other than electricity
1.5.4 Errors of fitting
1.5.5 Extreme temperatures
1.5.6 Fire
1.5.7 Explosion
1.5.8 Reduction of noise emission
1.5.8 – 2nd para. Comparative emission data
1.5.9 Vibrations
1.5.10 Ionising and non-ionising radiation
1.5.11 External radiation
1.5.12 Laser radiation
1.5.13 Emissions of hazardous materials and substances
1.5.14 Risk of being trapped
1.5.15 Slips, trips and falls
1.5.16 Lightning
1.6 Maintenance
1.6.1 Maintenance
1.6.2 Access to operating positions and servicing points
1.6.3 Isolation of energy sources
1.6.4 Operator intervention
1.6.5 Cleaning of internal parts

> Day 3- The Essential Health and Safety Requirements, supporting information and documentation

>> Review of day 2

>> Continued… Use the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs)

1.7 Information for users
1.7.1 Information and warnings on the machinery. The official languages of the EU
1.7.1.1 Information and information devices
1.7.1.2 Warning devices
1.7.2 Warning of residual risks
1.7.3 – 1st & 2nd paras. Marking of machinery
1.7.3 – 3rd para. Conformity marking for ATEX machinery
1.7.3 – 4th para. Information essential for safe use
1.7.3 - last para. Marking parts of the machinery to be handled with lifting equipment
1.7.4 Instructions. The form of the instructions. The language of the instructions
1.7.4.1 (a) & (b) The drafting and translation of instructions
1.7.4.1 (c) Preventing foreseeable misuse
1.7.4.1 (d) Instructions for non-professional users
1.7.4.2 (a) & (b) Contents of the instructions – particulars of the machinery and the manufacturer
1.7.4.2 (c) Inclusion of the EC Declaration of Conformity in the instructions
1.7.4.2 (d) (e) & (f) Descriptions, drawings, diagrams and explanations
1.7.4.2 (g) & (h) Intended use and foreseeable misuse
1.7.4.2 (i) & (j) Assembly, installation and connection
1.7.4.2 (k) Putting into service and use. Operator training
1.7.4.2 (l) & (m) Information about residual risks
1.7.4.2 (n) The essential characteristics of tools
1.7.4.2 (o) Stability conditions
1.7.4.2 (p) Transport, handling and storage
1.7.4.2 (q) Emergency procedures and methods for unblocking
1.7.4.2 (r) (s) & (t) Adjustment, maintenance and spare parts
1.7.4.2 (u) The noise emission declaration
1.7.4.2 (v) Implantable medical devices
1.7.4.3 Sales literature

>> Learn how to write the instruction handbook
- Provide general guidance on the contents of the instructions for use required from the suppliers of each unit.

>> Compile the technical construction file and reference to the EHSRs.
- Evidence required by the Directive and applicable standards will be compiled and indexed to the EHSRs in order to construct the technical construction file. This is the evidence of conformity that may be requested due to enforcement action.

>> The Delegates
- Our CE Marking courses are recommended for designers, integrators, modifiers and those involved in pre-purchase auditing of machines. It is particularly important for those responsible for managing the conformity assessment process and moderating or guiding others.

>> Where and How
- This machinery directive training course is predominantly classroom based and can be run at venues to suit you. Alternatively, the CE marking course can be modified to include task based learning activities in the work place. We often run courses at our clients' locations outside and within the UK including London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester.

>> The Benefits
- Your knowledge of the conformity assessment procedure will allow you adapt to different scenarios to ensure it continues to correctly document your machine’s compliance with the machinery directive. In addition, you will recognise common non-compliances for more complex scenarios and have a good level of knowledge regards the supporting standards.

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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.