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Dates for EN ISO 13849-1 regional seminars


Pilz Automation Technology is organising a series of regional seminars during 2008 and there are still places available on the events taking place at Durham County Cricket Ground on 21st October and The Hilton Hotel, Bellshill, Scotland on 22nd October. Based around EN ISO 13849-1, the seminars will assess the relationships between this standard, EN 954-1 and EN IEC 62061.

The seminars will start with an introduction by Philip Parry, a Specialist Inspector with the HSE's Electrical and Control Systems Group, in which he will give a brief history of EN 954-1 and EN ISO 13849-1, present the HSE's point of view, and give an update on the work of the ISO 13849-1/IEC 62061 liaison committee. In the main presentations Pilz will explain the current status of EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 954-1, as well as the timescale for the changeover, the differences between the standards, and when each should be used in preference to the other. In addition, the requirements of EN IEC 62061 and the relationship between this standard and EN ISO 13849-1 will be discussed.

Delegates will be shown how to use EN ISO 13849-1 and how to perform the necessary calculations to validate the design for the safety-related control system - which may be electrical or non-electrical.

Each delegate will receive a set of seminar documentation, a free copy of the Pilz PAScal safety calculator, a discount voucher for a PAScal licence, light refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Places on the seminars are strictly limited and it is likely that they will be oversubscribed. Anyone interested in attending should therefore reserve their place as soon as possible.

Please contact Pilz to request more information about the EN ISO 13849-1 regional seminars.

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