Safety Training Courses

Schmersal offers several training courses on machine safety

Schmersal offers a series of safety training courses designed to educate people on machine guarding practices and principles consistent with current national and international machine safety standards. Courses are offered in our North American headquarters in Hawthorne, NY and at various locations around the country throughout the year. We can also tailor the content and duration of sessions to focus specifically on a customer‘s needs for in-house presentation.
A typical course day runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with breaks and lunch.

Instructors All courses are presented by a TÜV Certified Functional Safety Engineer for Machinery from our tec.nicum Group. Their experience will bring the expertise that you are looking for in a machine safeguarding specialist.

Check our Schedule page for current training sessions.


For more information, please see the course descriptions below or contact:
Michael DeRosier
Engineering Services Manager



General Machine Safety Training

Anyone responsible for the design, operation, or maintenance of machines needs an understanding of safety systems. This course covers legal requirements, risk assessment, types of hazards, the several levels of circuit design, and available types of safety equipment and how they all come together for a complete safety solution.
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ISO13849 - Understanding and Implementation

ISO13849 is a global harmonized standard relating to the risk assessment, design, and performance of safety control systems on machinery. This standard is accepted worldwide as the principle safety control design guideline and it represents a major change in the philosophy of hazard analysis and design of safety related parts of machine control systems.
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Safety Circuits and Wiring

Learn the theory of safety related control systems and its practical application in this hands-on course. Students will use training boards to wire a mix of components in order to meet specific safety control requirements.
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Risk Assessment - Understanding and Conducting

This two day course helps you understanding machine hazards and develops your ability to qualify and quantify them. This class works with your team to develop a version of a tool that you can use to perform machine safety assessments. Identify the hazards, while presenting ideas on how to remedy those hazards with proper guarding measures is key to having a successful machine safety program.
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CE Conformity Assessment Training

Machine manufacturers have certain legal requirements to meet when providing machines for the European market. This five day (35 hours) course provides background knowledge in order to be able to pass through a CE conformity assessment procedure as a manufacturer, in accordance with the Machinery Directive (MRL 2006/42/EC).
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