The current economic situation creates pressure on training budgets. Development and retention of key staff dominated training policies when the economy was at full stretch and with full employment. Training needs resulting from organisation restructuring now come to the fore. In this regard it is important to recognise that investing in technical training relating to Machinery and Process safety can yield economic benefits by avoiding compliance issues when putting plant equipment and machinery into service. This also applies when modifying or refurbishing existing manufacturing assets.
Pilz Ireland provides tailor made training courses to suit the needs of the business as well as the level of personnel attending the course.
A requirement of the Directive is that suitable ATEX Training be provided to all relevant employees.
"The employer must provide those working in places where explosive atmospheres may occur with sufficient and appropriate training” - ATEX Directive 99/92/EC. Management, Senior Technical Personnel, Engineers, Operators, Electricians and all Maintenance personnel must demonstrate competence to undertake day to day tasks in an explosive atmosphere environment.
Pilz provides 3 different ATEX training modules to suit different levels of staff within your organisation.
Machinery Safety Training
The new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC becomes applicable on 29 December 2009, superseding the existing Machinery Directive 98/37/EC. Although the two are similar in many respects, there are significant differences that will affect machine users, machine builders, those performing final assembly and CE marking of machinery, and those placing imported machinery on the market in the European Economic Area.
Whether you are upgrading existing plant, putting new machinery into service or integrating automation and machinery into production lines, you need to assure compliance and safety are addressed at an early stage to optimise costs and productivity.
The Machinery Safety training that Pilz provides is firstly to ensure all staff are aware of their obligations in terms of machinery safety in their own workplace and secondly to advise what measures need to be taken in order to conform with European Standards and Directives.
IEC 61508/61511 Training
IEC 61508 provides a detailed process covering the whole lifecycle of a safety system starting from the specification of the safety requirements to be met by the system. For each lifecycle phase, the person or company involved is guided through the inputs, actions and outputs such that the resulting system will meet the specified requirements.
The actions have to be carried out by competent people working within organisations which operate an effective safety management system. The standard also requires that, at every stage, the correct actions are verified and that adequate records are maintained.
Pilz Ireland hold accreditation from TUV SUD which covers Functional Safety Management system for integration if E/E/EP systems, configuration, programming, documentation, structure and test for industrial safety applications which have been tested according to IEC 61508.
Pilz Ireland is currently developing the following training courses with the aim to ensure all relevant new directives and standards are covered and which will be available from June 2009.
CE Marking Training
4 day Safety Expert
Contact us to discuss your training needs on 021 4346535 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.