Machine safety expert


While your core remit as a machine engineer is in the development of highly modern machines and production systems, as an operator you’re forever trying to upgrade your plants in an effort to keep pace with continuously increasing market requirements. As early as the construction phase, it is essential to identify hazards to persons and the environment and to institute suitable corrective measures. Your job in risk management therefore is about protecting all staff that come into contact with machinery from the associated hazards.

During the commissioning phase and beyond, such as after transfer to production, risks that may jeopardise the safety of your machinery must be identified. According to statutory requirements these risks must be mitigated as far as possible.

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Objective of this training

Unlike for CE officers, the objective of this training is to teach you well-founded knowledge in the area of risk assessment in mechanical engineering. Alongside statutory machine safety principles (EU and international) you will be taught standard-compliant risk assessment tailored to your needs. You will also learn when a conversion constitutes a significant alteration and how you validate the requirements of functional safety. The course focus in this respect is on the standard-compliant safeguarding of machines for the prevention of personal injury, environmental and material damage.

The training course for qualification as a “machine safety expert” comprises parts “Machine safety I+II”, which build on one another and provide comprehensive knowledge for day to day workings in the project and construction process.


Content of training course “Machine safety I”

The two-day “Machine safety I” training course consists of 2 modules that each contain a practical component with many useful examples.

Module 1: Basic principles of CE labelling and introduction to other certification procedures

Module 2: Process of risk assessment with principles of IT security


Content of training course “Machine safety II”

In the three-day “Machine safety II” training course, which builds on part 1, the focus shifts to the practical implementation of protection targets and completion of the process. The event consists of 3 modules also including many hands-on examples.

Module 1: Conversion, extension, refit – modifying machines

Module 2: Functional safety – hardware and software requirements

Module 3: Verification, validation, documentation


Training course parts I+II build on one another and can be booked together or individually. If you would like to book both but attend each part at different times, that’s possible too. If you already have experience in the CE process, you can book part II only in order to deepen your knowledge.



From practice, for practice. Our experienced experts will answer all of your questions on risk management in mechanical engineering. Having completed the 3-day training course, you will be capable of performing legally compliant and efficient risk assessments that provide a level of protection suitable for the global market.

You will also extend your knowledge of certification procedures in international markets. The course content taught will simplify your day to day work sustainably.


Course completion

Participants will be issued a corresponding certificate.

If you book both modules of the “Machine safety” event, we will offer you the opportunity to sit an end of course exam. On passing the exam you will receive the “Machine safety expert” certificate.


Requirements for participation

The training course has been specially developed by mechanical engineering experts for personnel in the following departments:

  • CE coordinators, CE managers, CE officers
  • Project management
  • Maintenance
  • Designers (mechanical engineering and electrical engineering)

Are you interested in the training course but don’t belong to any of the groups listed? Does your day to day work nonetheless require skills and knowledge of the topic? If so we would of course be happy to welcome you on board.

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