Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - Machinery Risk Competency

Machinery Risk Competency

Know the range and scale of risks associated with machinery, and how to control them


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Who’s this course for?

This course is a must for any business where plant and machinery is in operation, and anyone wanting to understand how to comply with WorkSafe NZ’s Safe Use of Machinery Harm Reduction Programme.

What’s included?

  • How to identify, assess and control the risks and hazards of production machinery; the common types of guarding available
  • Understanding safe systems of work including Permit to Work and Lock Out and Tag Out systems
  • How human behaviour and machinery risks may lead to system failures
  • The role of WorkSafe NZ inspectors, Improvement Notices and Prohibition Notices.

What you’ll learn:

Reducing machinery-related injuries is a high priority for businesses and regulators. WorkSafe NZ’s ‘Safe Use of Machinery Harm Reduction Programme’ has been established to help actively manage the hazards associated with machinery operation and maintenance. This one-day workshop uses this framework to guide you in how to understand and effectively manage the risks when purchasing, installing, operating, maintaining, cleaning and repairing machinery.

After, you’ll be able to…

  • Identify and explain the various types of risk associated with common machinery
  • Know the methods available to control risks, including the use of guards
  • Explain the importance of locking out plant and equipment and the potential consequences of not doing so
  • Understand the three-step ‘basic principle’ of Lock Out procedures
  • Outline the details of a Permit to Work system, its advantages and how to implement one
  • Appreciate the unpredictability of human behaviour.

NZQA: US 18410 Manage hazard identification and control on plant and machinery
(Optional post workshop assessment) 

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