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CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert Course


CMSE® is a globally recognised qualification enabling a 360° approach to Machinery Safety.

CMSE® has been specifically developed by Pilz to provide the market with an expert level training on an international basis.

The course is certified by TÜV NORD, enabling those who complete the training to prove their competence through an internationally recognised qualification with independent certification.

At the end of the training, participant understanding of the five modules will be verified through a multiple choice examination. Pilz sends participants notification of examination results. Once an attendee is notified that the examination has been passed successfully, they are entitled to use the CMSE® title and will appear on the TÜV CMSE® Register.

Further information can be found on www.cmse.com

What you can expect

  • Achieving CMSE is the optimum way to demonstrate
    your competence in machinery safety
  • Internationally recognized TÜV NORD certificate
  • Gain an important competitive edge in the industry
  • Add to your professional development
  • Benefit from a practical approach, taught by experienced experts and certified by TÜV NORD
  • Become the recognised expert in your own workplace for machinery safety
  • Become part of a global expert community
  • Enables employers to be recognised for their due diligence and proactive
    approach to machinery safety


Module 1

Introduction to Safety

  • Fundamentals of safety
  • Motivation for consideration of machinery safety
  • Introduction to relevant safety legislation
  • Responsibilities of key players and duty holders
  • Introduction to Safety Management Systems

Module 2

Machinery Safety Legislation

  • Legislation in relation to machinery and work equipment design, construction and maintenance with a regional focus
  • Conformity requirements and procedures for placing machinery on the market, sale of machinery and putting machinery into service
  • Equipment and Workplace Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety considerations in relation to machinery, including ergonomics, noise, vibration and chemical agents

Module 3

Risk Assessment

  • Risk assessment according to international standard ISO 12100 and best practice
  • Methodologies for risk assessment based on real examples
  • Step-by-step procedure for risk assessment completion
  • Application and use of other relevant machine standards
    within the risk assessment process
  • Introduction to risk reduction following risk assessment completion
  • Practical workshop for risk assessment with worked examples

Module 4

Mechanical Guarding

  • International standards requirements relevant to machine guarding
  • Guard definitions, types and application examples
  • Analysis of safety distances according to ISO 13857

Safety Components and Technologies

  • Overview of safety components, requirements and
  • Specification and usage, advantages and disadvantages
    e.g. interlocking devices, light curtains, two hand control
  • Complimentary protective measures e.g. emergency stop devices requirements
  • Safety related control system applications

Electrical Safety

  • Detailed review of international standard IEC 60204-1: Electrical equipment of machines
  • Electrical design considerations – from incoming supply to proper verification
  • Safe use and maintenance of electrically powered machines

Module 5

Functional Safety of Control Systems

  • Detailed review of ISO 13849 standard requirements
  • Functional Safety control systems specification, design
    and validation
  • Determination of performance levels (PL) and SIL levels related to safety functions
  • Architecture selection and practical examples of category
  • Software lifecycle requirements and application
  • Verification and Validation techniques
  • Introduction to IEC 62061 standard
  • Worked examples of PL and SIL validations

Functional Safety of Pressurised Fluid Systems

  • Requirements from ISO 4413 (Hydraulic) and ISO 4414 (Pneumatic) standards
  • Measures required implementing hydraulic and
    pneumatic systems safely
  • Considerations for hydraulic and pneumatic components
  • Design of safety related parts of fluid control systems in
    accordance with ISO 13849-1
  • Worked examples of hydraulic and pneumatic safety system
  • Functional Safety workshop with worked examples

Target group

The course is aimed at professionals involved in machine specification, design, construction, maintenance and/or upgrades:

  • Automation Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Machine Designers
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Project Engineers
  • Safety Engineers
  • Health and Safety Managers


As CMSE training is certified by TÜV NORD, the eligibility of potential participants must be determined. This is achieved by completing a course application detailing professional experience, subject knowledge, and relevant qualifications.

Applications for CMSE® are to be submitted via the course website:



A member of our Training Team

Corby, Northants

Order numbers 900410
Duration 4 Days 09.00 - 17.00
Maximum number of delegates 10
Price £1,800 plus VAT per Person
Further informations Applications for CMSE® are to be submitted via the course website: www.cmse.com

Accommodation will be the responsibility of the attendees
Dates and Application
21 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019
11 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019 - 14 Mar 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
13 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
17 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
8 Jul 2019 - 11 Jul 2019
12 Aug 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
16 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019
7 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct 2019
4 Nov 2019 - 7 Nov 2019
9 Dec 2019 - 12 Dec 2019

In-house Training

Order numbers
Duration 4 Days
Maximum number of delegates 10 (Dependant on facilities)
Price £1,800
Further informations A minimum charge of 6 delegates is required, plus travel expenses and VAT. The price per person is as above.
Dates and Application
On request

Pilz Automation Ltd
Pilz House, Little Colliers Field
Corby, Northants, NN18 8TJ
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1536 460766
E-Mail: sales@pilz.co.uk