Pilz has announced the launch of a new safety training course designed to provide an understanding of the latest legal and best practice requirements for the use and supply of packaging machinery and continuous handling equipment.

The two-day course offers a general overview of the European Directive affecting supply of equipment; it looks at the UK National Regulations affecting the use of equipment; risk assessment & reduction and guarding & safety-related control system requirements. It then goes deeper into the specific C-standards for Packaging Machinery (EN 415 series) and Continuous Handling Equipment (EN 617-20 series).

The course is aimed at users of machinery and those responsible for redesigning/modifying or integrating these types of machines within factory lines. Pilz says that the course would also be beneficial to those responsible for purchasing machines and looking to become better informed about the safety requirements of the machines they purchase prior to taking delivery and thereby responsibility for compliance – particularly if sourcing machinery from outside of the EU.

The course will be delivered at Pilz Corby HQ by in-house Machinery Safety Experts. For further information or to book a place on the next courses – 9-10 September and 25-26 November – visit www.pilz.co.uk and enter Webcode 9469.