Introduction to Machinery Safety

Your business relies on its machines and people to remain profitable. More importantly, the interaction of your people with your machines must be safe to ensure the levels of motivation and availability needed to maintain good productivity.

Is this course designed for me?

If you are a safety duty holder, a manager with responsibility for use or maintenance of machinery or someone tasked with maintaining (or making improvements or modifications) to machinery, then this course is designed for you.

What will I learn?

  • Carry out machinery specific risk assessments, identify hazard types and prioritise solutions.
  • Identify the main legislative requirements (UK regulations and EU Directives) associated with machinery.
  • Explain how PUWER fits within the overall UK legislative framework and summarise its legal requirements.
  • Choose appropriate EN standards for common machinery scenarios.

How will I be assessed?

We will assess your knowledge by considering your interaction during the sessions and a short written test at the end (nothing to worry about).

What will I get at the end?

When you’ve completed the course, we’ll send you a certificate of attendance and completion and an individual login to Finch Academy giving access to additional materials. We will also send you regular updates on amendments to standards and legislation, and knowledge of Finch experts who might help you in the future.

Questions regarding content or suitability?

Email [email protected] or for bookings, contact Jade Carter [email protected] or 01530 412777.

Course information, dates and costs


Virtual courses start from £722.00 + VAT

Classroom courses start from £780.00 + VAT


Virtual: Via Microsoft Teams

Classroom: The Nest, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 2AB

Where can I stay between the days?

We are more than happy to inform you of local hotel and dining options, please let us know when booking.

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