This newly created QQI-certified module in Machine Safety and Control of Hazardous Energy is available as an in-company delivery on the following dates:

May 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd

It is one of eight modules within the Engineering Skillnets co-created “Level 6 Award in Industrial Automation Technology” launching on April 16th.

The purpose of this module is to prepare learners for working with or on production equipment, to be aware of hazardous energies, identify and evaluate associated risks, understand the requirement for guarding, isolating and interlocking devices used to control the hazardous energies and apply that knowledge when carrying out maintenance activities.

Class size is minimum 8 and maximum 10.

At the end of this learners will be able to:

  • Describe the relevant requirements of current national, European, and international legislation and directives that govern machine safety and control of hazardous energies.
  • Evaluate a broad range of typical hazards and risks when working with industrial automated
  • Describe the main categories and properties of hazardous and stored energies, and identify the risks associated with each category.
  • Explain the operating principles of enabling devices used in the control of hazardous energies.
  • Demonstrate the selection of appropriate devices or control systems to mitigate the risk associated with the control of hazardous energies.
  • Demonstrate the functional operation of machine guarding and safety control systems used within machine safety.
  • Demonstrate the application, in a compliant manner of LOTO in accordance with safe systems of work standards.
  • Evaluate risk assessments to identify hazards and the precautions associated with each task or activity.

Request other available dates and details of the full Level 6 Award by contacting the Network Manager.

The Engineering Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. The inaugural offering of this Award is supported by the ESF+ (European Social Fund).


Start Date May 14, 2024
Duration 6 days
Delegate Price €4,100 (+VAT)
Type Virtual events