Course Information

Guarding Machinery and Emergency Stop Systems

This course is aimed at those with responsibility for ensuring that machinery is safe to use This course aims to give delegates an awareness of the requirements for machine guarding and emergency stop systems. It focuses on guarding dangerous parts of machinery and the provision of stop systems to remove danger in an emergency.
Guarding Machinery and Emergency Stop Systems training


1 day

Scheduled Dates:

Available on request.

Assessment Method:

Multiple Choice Exam (This course can also be delivered on site)


Available on request

Course content:

By the end of the course the delegate should;

  • Understand the principle legislation applicable to machine safety
  • Identify the types of injuries that should be guarded against
  • Suggest suitable types of guards for various risks and working practices
  • Recommend inspection and maintenance checks
  • Describe the basic requirements of emergency stop controls
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Dangerous parts of machinery
  • Removal of danger
  • Isolation and insulation of dangerous parts
  • Fixed Guarding
  • Interlocked guarding
  • Trip Guarding
  • Proximity guarding
  • Guarding through the location of controls
  • Guarding through use of tools
  • Maintenance, clearing and clearance
  • Types of emergency stop controls
  • Local, Global and Zonal Emergency Stop systems
  • PES
  • Brown Stop
  • Reverse or injection braking
  • Dump valves
  • Emergency stop contactors
  • Other pro-active systems
  • Interlinking with other systems

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