Free robot safety training workshop

ABB has announced a new series of training workshops that highlight safety considerations for robotic production systems.

ABB has announced a new series of training workshops that highlight safety considerations for robotic production systems.

ABB’s one day workshops are free of charge and designed to satisfy the needs of manufacturers to understand and complying with robot and machine safety standards to keep their workplace safe and productive.

The first workshop will take place in Adelaide on 22 June 2009 with dates for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to be announced soon.

The workshops are an opportunity for manufacturers to receive training in the implementation and continual development of safety systems in automated environments.

In particular, the following areas will be covered:

· Identification of primary legislative requirements and sources of information (codes and standards) · Identification of hazards and control solutions

· Understanding of risk assessment methodologies and execution of the risk assessment

· Understanding the principles in the selection of categories of safety related parts of control systems required in AS 4024.1-2006, EN 954.1 and other risk management practices

· Implementation of the new AS4024 3001 compliant safety options available for ABB robots

Attendees will gain their understanding through detailed presentations and workshop exercises conducted by robotics specialist Roger Lim.

Roger Lim is an Electrical Engineer with a post graduate qualification in robotics, and accredited as a Designated Conformity Assessment Body for compliance with EU Machinery Directive 98/37/EC and AS 4024 Safeguarding of Machinery.

Who should attend: Technical directors, manufacturing managers, production managers, technical specialists, engineers and those responsible for planning, designing and implementing robot based automation systems. Also those who are responsible for maintaining a safe work place where robot based automation systems exist.

Date: Monday, 22 June 2009. Start time: 8:45 am — 4:30 pm.

Venue: Technology Park Conference Centre, Innovation House, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095

Registration: On-line at www.abbaustralia.com.au/events or phone 03 8544 0144 (Trish Noonan)