BARA, the British Automation and Robot Association, is organising two machinery safety conferences in 2008, continuing the very popular series. The first will be in Manchester on 17 June, the second taking place at Bletchley Park in the Midlands on 30 September. The conferences are run in association with Drives & Controls and are sponsored by MachineBuilding.net, the IET and the IMechE. [See this announcement about the BARA Machine Safety Conference 2010 - Ed.]
Each conference will provide a comprehensive overview of machinery safety standards, covering current and emerging standards, applicable technologies, and will examine practical application through case studies. Sessions will include safety-related networking and emerging robot safety standards.
The conferences are aimed at specifiers and designers of machinery and safety-related electrical control systems, as well as managers and engineers responsible for machinery safety. Speakers will include the personnel from the HSE, Rockwell Automation, Pilz, Sick and system integrators.
Dr Richard Piggin, Conference Director and Chairman of BARA's Safety SIG (Special Interest Group), comments: "These conferences continue to be extremely popular, as witnessed by the capacity attendance. Delegates are clearly articulating the need for a forum where functional safety standards and legislation can be discussed, particularly with the HSE (a BARA Safety SIG member). Machine designers and builders, system integrators and users of machinery have expressed their better understanding and improved knowledge these events impart. As the subject develops further with the transition to new standards, and it becomes increasingly complex, BARA will continue to educate the market and provide a forum for debate."
Delegate places and exhibition space at the conference are limited. To register your interest in attending or to obtain information on exhibiting, please contact Richard Piggin on +44 (0)7720 807707 or visit www.bara.org.uk/subgroups/safety-special-interest-groups.html.