Rockwell Automation delivers TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program in New Zealand


Engineers working in various machinery applications such as the food and beverage, steel, aluminium, manufacturing and mining industries can avail of specialised TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program trainings provided by Rockwell Automation in Auckland.

The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program is a global vocational training program where knowledge and competencies are approved by a third neutral party and where certificates are issued.

The Functional Safety for Machinery Introduction (TUV1) is the first course taken by students and covers the design and proof requirements for functional safety of machines, according to current standards and guidelines. This is scheduled from 23 to 25 September 2013.

Once completed, participants should have the knowledge necessary to take the Functional Safety Engineer certification course (TUV2) which is scheduled in February 2014. In this course, participants will be shown how current standards dictate the design and proof of functional safety for machines. It includes an optional exam, which must be passed by participants to receive the Functional Safety Engineer Certificate.

Wayne Pearse, Consulting Services team leader and safety consultant at Rockwell Automation says participants will learn how safety devices and components are assembled and applied to reduce hazards from machinery “so the necessary safety for people and environment is achieved”.

Mr Pearse is a TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Expert and has been providing training across Australia since February. He is one of only 100 internationally approved Functional Safety Experts, having more than 10 years of expertise and long-term experience in the area of Functional Safety.

“Through my certification as a Functional Safety Expert, Rockwell Automation is able to provide regional expertise and training as an authorised certified training facility,” Pearse says.

Rockwell Automation also offers the Functional Safety Technician certification course, which covers topics such as redundancy, testing, distance calculations, fault avoidance and more.

“In this training, students will learn how the current standards dictate the selection, assembly, installation, validation, and maintenance of safety devices and components to reduce hazards from machinery and ensure the safety of people and the environment,” says Pearse.

TUV1 and TUV2 will also be offered in Melbourne and Brisbane.

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