Event Details

Tuesday, 16 November, 2021 - 14:30 to 15:30
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


AIHS Member: Complimentary
Non-Member: Complimentary 


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
(03) 8336 1995



Join us on Tuesday 16 November 2021 for a webinar presentation titled: Safety of Machinery series – Safeguarding Devices  Presented by Craig Imrie Senior Safety Consultant, Certified Machinery Safety Expertand Adam Hallinan, Training manager at Pilz.

Machines can help improve production efficiency in the workplace. However, their moving parts, sharp edges, and hot surfaces are often the cause of serious workplace injuries such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, blindness or even death. Safeguards are essential to keep workers out of harm’s way, but what requirements apply when designing safeguards?

During this presentation, we will look at the different types of devices to use in conjunction with mechanical guarding for the safeguarding of a machine. Australian standards specify 4 types of interlocking devices, and each type has its own requirements for basic principles and installation. There are also a number of different types of presence sensing devices available. We will take a look at what things need to be considered to ensure you choose the right type of protection device and install it correctly.

Learning Outcomes

  • The different types of interlocking devices;
  • Different types of presence sensing systems;
  • How to apply all of the above based on Australian standards; and
  • Complimentary protection devices requirements.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 16 November 2021
Time: 14:30 - 15:30 AEDT
Format: Webinar Format - Log in details will be emailed to registered attendees 1-2 days prior to the webinar. 
Cost: Complimentary

This webinar will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees 3-4 days after the event.

Your Presenters 

The presenters have a combined experience of over 30 years in the fields of machinery safety and industrial automation. Working within Pilz’s services team, they have gained a real insight into the application of the safety of machinery AS/NZS 4024 family of standards. They are experienced in providing risk assessments on machinery and training on WH&S legislation and standards.

Craig Imrie, Senior Safety Consultant

B.Eng (Mechatronics), Certified Machinery Safety Expert CMSE® (TÜV Nord)

Craig has over 15 years’ experience in the machine safety industry performing various roles in technical support, business development, product management and safety consulting. Craig has been a Functional Safety Engineer for ten years and is a certified CSME®. Craig has been a member of the Australian Standards Committee for machine safety, committee SF-041, for ten years and is currently representing Austmine.


Adam Hallinan, Training Manager, Pilz 
B. Eng, Certified Machinery Safety Expert CMSE® (TÜV Nord)

Adam’s experience includes providing advice and solutions to a variety of manufacturing and process industries. Amongst them are food & beverage, packaging, steel, pulp & paper and burner management. As Training Manager, he is responsible for the internal and external training elements of Pilz’s products and software range. 

This webinar is brought to you in partnership with AIHS and Pilz