IICA announces Industrial Machinery Safety Forum dates in Sydney, Melbourne

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The Institute of Instrumentation, Control and Automation (IICA), the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), and the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association Limited (APPMA) have collaborated to hold Industrial Machinery Safety Forum seminars in Sydney and Melbourne this November. 

The technical forum will highlight the latest and future developments in machinery and safety standards and their applications. 

It will be held in Sydney at Rosehill Bowling Club from 20 to 21 November, and in Melbourne at Monash University Caulfield Campus’ Theater K321 from 22 to 23 November. 

The forum will feature speakers who are the respective chairs of each technical committee for each standard, providing participants with intimate knowledge on each topic. These standards include:

  • Safety of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems | ISO 13849-1
  • Safety of machinery – Interlocking devices (including Key transfer systems) | ISO 14119
  • Safety of machinery – Minimum separation distances (for protective devices) | ISO 13855
  • Safety of machinery – Whole body access (Determination and prevention) | ISO 12895
  • Robotics – Safety requirements – Industrial robots | ISO 10218-x
  • Industrial trucks – Safety requirements – Driverless trucks (AGV’s) | ISO 3691-4
  • Safety of machinery – Integration of machinery into a system | ISO 11161
  • The new European Machinery Regulation | (EU) 2023/1230

The event aims to provide participants with an improved understanding of new technologies and practices that are beneficial in the workplace or in equipment design. It will also explore international requirements for manufacturers designing and building machinery for export. 

Event-goers will also have the opportunity to meet with each of the speakers to discuss any topics of particular interest. 

For more information about the Industrial Machinery Safety Forum in Sydney, visit this IICA page. For the Melbourne event, click here.