Festo CE and Machine Safety Programme

Organisation profile

Founded in 1925, Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology;
Main Activities:-

  • Training Upskilling & CPD for Industry
  • Engineering Solutions
  • Motion:- Electric and Pneumatic Drives, Valves, Valve Terminals, Compressed Air Preparation, vacuum
  • Control:- Positioning & Handling systems, Motor control, Sensors, inspection, Fieldbus communication

Annual Turnover=€2billion, 14,500 staff in 250 world locations.
Festo Ireland operating since 1990

Training aim

Understanding responsibilities and liabilities in relation to the creation of safe machinery.

Practical steps to create the technical file when declaring machinery as being safe and CE compliant.

Learning objectives

Competent Personnel Who Can:-

  • Apply the machine directive (MD) & use the machine directive guide
  • Apply the Essential H&S Requirements from the MD
  • Choose the appropriate standards
  • Define the life cycle phases of a machine
  • Determine the limits of the machine
  • Create proper documentation
  • Perform statistical calculations, for required Performance Level
  • Calculate metrics such as MTTF, MTBF, B10, B10d, T10, DC, CCF, etc.
  • Create the declaration of conformity or the declaration of  incorporation (CE)

Course outline

This programme provides practical interpretation and application of the listed directives & standards when modifying or creating safe CE Compliant machinery

  • The New Machine Directive
  • EN ISO 12100: 2010
  • EN ISO 13849-1 Safety of Machinery – Safety Related Parts of Control Systems
  • EN IEC 60204 – 1 Safety of Machinery – Electrical Equipment of Machines
  • EN ISO 11161 – Safety of Machinery – Integrated Manufacturing Systems
  • EN IEC 61000 – EMC – Electromagnetic Compatibility

Trainer's profile

Mr Rinus Simonis

25 years experience in industrial automation.  Responsible person within Festo NL for CE compliance and application of standards since 1995.  Author of books and calculation tools on topic of CE and machine safety. Highly respected with the Irish SPMB (Special Purpose Machine Builder) community.

Course duration

4 days (typically 2 blocks of 2 days)

Assessment & certification

Successful candidates will be eligible for Festo Certification

Who should attend

Machine builders, design engineers, H&S personnel, all personnel involved in the specification, design, building of new machinery or modification of existing machinery


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