Advanced AS/NZS 4024 Machine Safety Training

Join a seminar presented by SICK engineers focusing on Machine Safety referencing EN ISO 13849-1, EN IEC 62061 and AS/NZS 4024 in Australia and New Zealand. The training will cover the major 2014 revision to AS 4024, the first since 2006. The revised standard includes direct text adoption from some ISO, IEC and EN standards. In addition, AS 4024 now becomes a joint Australian/New Zealand standard, AS/NZS 4024. You have the opportunity to gain in depth knowledge and understanding of legislation and how it affects you as well as learning from industry leading experts.

Your Need

In an industry with ever increasing focus on machine safety in the workplace, understanding your responsibilities and knowing how to determine machine safety is more important than ever.

  • What are my responsibilities?
  • How do I know if my machines are / are not safe?
  • How do I make my machines safe if they aren’t?

Our Offer

Spend three days in an AS/NZS 4024 Machine Safety seminar alongside others from industries similar to yourself and hosted by a specialist in Machine Safety and the relevant standards.


Learn about the revisions to AS/NZS 4024 (19 parts), two newly added parts as well as withdrawn parts.

  • We cover the new application guide and highlight the mandatory requirements within and the importance of the interrelationship between the AS/NZS 4024 series.
  • Learn about fault exclusion, good design principles to minimise attempts to defeat, safety distance calculation for presence sensing safety devices, the European vs Australian/ New Zealand standards hierarchy, how Performance Levels verses Categories affect your machine safety design decisions and much more.


Your Benefit

  • Know your responsibilities
  • Know where to start and what steps to take in achieving compliance with AS/NZS 4024
  • Network with others in similar industries
  • Get to know the experts and where to go for help
  • Improve your knowledge of and skill in machine safety

Program Overview

  • AS/NZS 4024 legal requirements
  • Identifying and assessment of risks
  • AS/NZS 4024 - how has it changed?
  • Risk estimation, evaluation and reduction process
  • Report writing process
  • Hierarchy of machine guarding
  • European machine directive, what does it mean?
  • Device installation requirements & guidelines
  • Programmable safety devices, overview & demonstration

Locations and Dates 

Date Location Venue
Please register your interest for 2022 Auckland, New Zealand TBA


3 Day Training Agenda

 Day 1

  • Introduction.
  • Legislation and how it affects you.
  • Principles of machine related safety according to AS/NZS 4024.
  • Acceptability of safety principles in EN954-1 and AS/NZS 4024 (Cat. vs PL).
  • Functional Safety in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1 and relative AS/NZS 4024 provisions.
  • Changes to AS 4024, 2006 which brought about AS/NZS 4024.
  • Explanation of the structure and hierarchy of European/international and Australian/New Zealand standards.

Day 2

  • Introduction to and the meaning of ‘risk assessment’ and associated relevant standards.
  • Requirements and objectives of a risk assessment. How to gather and document information. Tools available.
  • Definition of ‘hazard’ and ‘hazardous point’ with practical examples.
  • Assignment of measures and solutions to be implemented as a result of the risk assessment.
  • Evaluation and categorisation of safety related parts of control systems (SRPCS) to appropriate Category (Cat.), Performance Level (PL) and Safety Integrity Level (SIL).
  • Possible solutions to achieve the necessary risk reduction.


Day 3

  • Safety interlock requirements and installation. Discussion on ISO 14118 compared to AS/NZS 4024. Requirements of ISO 14119 regarding actuator coding levels.
  • Light Curtain and Safety Laser Scanner requirements and installation including practical testing with a stop time meter to calculate the appropriate safety distance.
  • E-stop requirements and installation.
  • Safety controllers – their use, capabilities and suitable applications.
  • Developing a Safety Concept and a Safety Requirements Specification (SRS) and working through a safety performance calculation.
  • Introduction to SISTEMA, Safety Integrity Software Tool for the Evaluation of Machinery Applications
  • Discussion on safety applications relevant to your business

 Please note: This agenda may be subject to change



SICK Item NumberDescriptionPrice (+GST)
1614450AS/NZS 4024 (3 Day) Safety Training$1,620.00


Additional Information
All face to face seminars will be held from 9am to 5pm including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, materials and the SICK Safety Guide - 'Guidelines for Safe Machinery'.

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