New courses cover electrical safety and functional safety

18 January 2011

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New courses cover electrical safety and functional safetyLaidler Associates is expanding its range of machinery safety training courses to cover electrical safety and the newer functional safety standards.

Electrical Machinery Safety Awareness

This one-day course presents the relevant regulations and explains which standards can be used for compliance. Delegates will gain an understanding of electrical safety legislation, regulations, standards and terminology.

Practical Electrical Machinery Safety

This two-day course incorporates the contents from the first course then adds a second day to increase delegates' knowledge and enable them to apply this through a practical assessment. Delegates will gain the skills and knowledge required to help with the identification of unsafe electrical situations, and the methods necessary for assessing electrical equipment.

Electrical Machinery Safety – including Control Integrity

More substantial than the other new courses, this five-day course introduces attendees to the concept of safety-related control circuits. The course covers the functional safety standards EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061 (IEC 62061) and demonstrate practical real-life examples to show how these standards are used and validated. The course also includes an introduction to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and how this applies in the field of machinery safety.

The five-day course is currently being evaluated by Teesside University with a view to it gaining accreditation alongside the current Laidler University Certificate in European Machine Safety Requirements.

Speaking about expanding range of machinery safety courses, Laidler Associates' managing director Paul Laidler says: "We are seeing a real trend developing in industry where the ramifications of EN 13849 and the New Machinery Directive are not being fully understood and applied. Therefore we have decided to increase both the range and the frequency of the courses that we offer so that we can reach as many people as possible before the grace period runs out in December 2011."

Follow the link to find out more about the new training courses or call Laidler Associates on +44 (0)1642 345637.

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