Training Content

Training Content

CMSE® training will be provided by Pilz Engineers. These instructors have many years of practical experience, and are highly knowledgeable in the area of machinery safety, holding relevant qualifications in the fields of engineering and safety (as well as being Certified Machinery Safety Experts).

Training Methodology

The training takes the form of interactive presentations in which each participant is actively encouraged to engage with the instructors and the group and to pose questions. Five modules are covered over the four days and two workshops are included to help participants reinforce what they have learned. On the last day, an open book examination takes place to attain certification.

Day 1

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, e.g. CE Marking in Europe
  • Equipment and Workplace Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety considerations in relation to machinery, including ergonomics, noise, vibration and chemical agents






Day 4

Module 5 - Functional Safety of Pressurised Fluid Systems

  • Requirements from ISO 4413 (Hydraulic) and ISO 4414 (Pneumatic) standards
  • Measures required to implement 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 systems
  • Functional Safety Workshop with worked examples
  • Questions and Answers
  • CMSE® Examination

Day 2

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

Module 4 - Safety Components and Technologies

  • Overview of safety components, requirements and application
  • 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

Day 3

Module 4 - 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 realisation
  • Software lifecycle requirements and application
  • Verification and Validation techniques
  • Introduction to IEC 62061 standard
  • Worked examples of PL and SIL validations