MODULE DETAILS

 

Machinery Safety and Safe Lifting DMEMSS613

 

Nominal duration: 48 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers an overview of machinery safety issues, introducing the concepts of hazard identification and risk reduction, international safety control standards, SIL, PL and Safety Categories. It also covers practical examples such as guard door interlocking applications, two-hand controls, muting, area protection of robot installations, motion detection, safety PLCs and safe networking principles as applicable to larger automation applications.  The module concludes by covering the fundamental principles of safe lifting, an overview of legal requirements, load balancing, lifting tackle and lifting machines.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of safe work practices, particularly in relation to machinery safety and safe lifting.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Combines modules 14 and 16 from 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0 (version numbering aligned with other modules for clarity)

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules and units that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering DMEFME601

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Explain core principles of machinery safety

2.    Outline effective design procedures for safety controls

3.    Identify machinery protection devices and systems

4.    Outline core principles of safe lifting practice

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Explain core principles of machinery safety

1.1

List the attributes of a machine that impact safety

1.2

Illustrate the scope of machinery controls for a given example of a machine

1.3

List common machinery hazards and propose typical and effective safety system solutions

1.4

Apply appropriate machinery safety standards to a given example of a machine and identify relevant sources of information

1.5

Identify hazards and perform a risk assessment or risk reduction study on a given example of a machine

1.6

Summarise a machinery safety lifecycle plan using the guidelines from EN and Australian standards

2

Outline effective design procedures for safety controls

2.1

Explain reduction of risk by design, safeguarding and information

2.2

Outline the operating principles of sensors and protection devices commonly used in machinery protection

2.3

Outline the basic tenets of

(a) ISO 13849

(b) IEC 62061

2.4

Identify the necessary requirements of a safety control system to achieve

(a) Safety Integrity Levels (SIL)

(b) Performance Levels (PL)

2.5

Outline the core characteristics of safety certified PLCs and safety device networks

3

Identify machinery protection devices and systems

 

3.1

Outline, by example, an application of emergency protection devices on machines

3.2

Specify appropriate safeguarding system using the standardised methods used to evaluate approach speeds, safety distances and stopping times

4

Outline core principles of safe lifting practice

4.1

Outline the fundamental principles of safe lifting practice

4.2

Identify and summarise relevant legal requirements for safe lifting

4.3

Outline the role of balancing of loads as related to safe lifting

4.4

Explain lifting tackle

4.5

Explain lifting machines

4.6

Compare the attributes and correct use of

(a) chain slings

(b) steel wire rope slings

(c) textile slings

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Lift All Sling Calculator

Hardware

  •  Online