Machinery safety courses
Provider of practical, hands-on machinery safety training
Why do a machinery safety course?
13% of all fatal accidents in 2017/18 involved workers coming into contact with moving machinery. Machinery Safety is therefore vital - putting systems in place which can prevent fatal and serious accidental injuries.
Since 1995 all new machinery in scope of the Machinery Directive has to be designed and constructed to meet common minimum European requirements for safety. To achieve this compliance the responsible person must undertake a conformity assessment process to meet the Directive's obligations. This process includes meeting all relevant essential health and safety requirements (EHSRs) for the machine, producing comprehensive user instructions, and showing how compliance has been achieved in the technical file.
"13% of all fatal accidents have involved workers coming into contact with moving machinery. Machinery Safety is therefore vital - putting systems in place which can prevent fatal and serious accidental injuries"
Occupational Health and Safety Policy Adviser, RoSPA
Why is machinery safety important?
Hazards associated with working near or on machinery vary depending on the exact machine used but can cause a host of injuries to operators ranging from; moving parts, sharp edges, steam or hot water, to faults or when machines are used improperly through inexperience or lack of training. Because of this machinery safety training is enshrined in UK health and safety law and for those who own or manage engineering and manufacturing firms are responsible for ensuring machine and equipment safety. This includes machine safety training for operatives, initially and then periodically, as well as for their managers.
Who can study a machinery safety course?
Our machinery safety courses are ideal for all staff who are required to operate and manage high risk machinery.
Why study with RoSPA?
We set the safety standards for high risk machinery operations
Delivered by expert trainers with in-depth knowledge of high risk machinery
Real and practical benefits that delegates take back to their organisation
Flexible study options to suit your needs
Which machinery safety course should I take?
Power Press Tool Setters
A two-day course designed to help you guard against injury, and meet your legal duties
RoSPA Level 2 Award in Abrasive Wheel Setters
This one-day course helps employers meet their legal duties and set abrasive wheels safely
RoSPA Level 3 Award in Abrasive Wheel Instructors
This two day course teaches delegates how to instruct colleagues in the safe use of abrasive wheels