Event Details

Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 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 Monday 9 November for a webinar presentation titled: Safety of Machinery series – Introduction to Risk Assessment. Presented by Serg Avkovic, Safety services engineer at Pilz, and Adam Hallinan, Training manager at Pilz.

Did you know in Australia there were 107,335 serious worker compensation claims made in 2017-18? That’s almost 300 serious incidents occurring every day. A Risk Assessment is the simplest way to recognise and control hazards in the workplace, reduce incidents, and subsequently save lives and limbs, as well as costs, by being proactive.

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 protect workers from injury. During this presentation, we will introduce AS/NZS4024.1201 General principles for design—Risk assessment and risk reduction.

The webinar includes a practical demonstration of the risk assessment process, as it is applied to machinery. Participants will be able to follow along using the supplied Hazard Identification template which can also be utilised as a base to develop a workplace’s own risk assessment document.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn:

  • What the purpose of a risk assessment for machinery is;
  • What standards should be utilised when performing a risk assessment on machinery;
  • The basic process for performing a risk assessment on machinery; and
  • What things to look for when performing a risk assessment on machinery.

Event Details

Date: Monday 9 November 2020
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 paid 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.

Serg Ivkovic, Safety Service Engineer, Pilz
B.Eng (El), M.Sc. (OHSEM), Certified Machinery Safety Expert CMSE® (TÜV Nord), Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Serg is a specialist in the field of machinery safety. His experience in safety automation, consulting and services has given him the knowledge to provide expert practical advice. Serg has completed an MSc in OHS and Environmental Management at UWS and is abreast of the latest changes in WH&S legislation and trends in machinery safety.


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