Education in machine safety

Welcome to an education in machine safety, a basic education with focus on textile machines for  the members of Textile Machinery Association of Sweden (TMAS). The goal is to increase the understanding and knowledge of man/machine interface as well as the legislations and directives that apply to installation, operation, maintenance, service and disposal.


The education takes place at Scandic Plaza Borås starting at 10.30-16.30 on the 23rd of May. A joint dinner will follow in the evening. On the 24th of May we continue between 09.00-12.00 with subsequent lunch for those who wish.

Day 1
10.00 Registration
10.30 The education begins
12.00 Lunch
13.00 The education continues
16.30 ca End of day 1
18.00 Joint dinner

Day 2
09.00 Day 2 begins
12.00 End of day 2
12.00 Lunch (not mandatory)

This education is free for TMAS’ members, but you pay for the accommodation yourself. Let us know if you wish for us to book you one of the pre-reserved rooms when you register. The education is held in Swedish, read more in Swedish here.

The education focuses on:

  • Product Liability Act – the manufacturer’s liability
  • The Swedish Work Environment Act
  • Scope and definitions of new / used machines
  • Agreements, purchases and sales
  • “The New and the Global Approach” (why CE marking)
  • An overview of directives and risk assessment methods, LVD & EMC (Emission & Immunity) for machines
  • Machinery Directive 2006/42 / EC (AFS 2008: 3)
  • Technical File according to Appendix VII in AFS 2008: 3 and what it must contain
  • Risk assessment; methods, strengths and weaknesses
  • Directives linked to harmonized standards – principal of presumptions
  • A comprehensive review of standards such as SS EN ISO 13850 and SS EN ISO 13849-1
  • SS-EN ISO 11111 Textile Machinery – Safety Requirements
  • Design of machines / machine systems and/or partly completed machines
  • Conformity assessment procedure – Declarations IIA & IIB
  • Requirements for operating instructions according to in the Machinery Directive
  • Mutual Recognition, Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) – Countries such as USA, Canada and Japan
  • What you should generally consider when exporting machines to the USA, Canada and Japan

Educator is Larry Falk, PREKAM International AB, and teacher at Malmö University. Larry has previously trained staff at Volvo Cars, Tetra Pak and SSAB to name a few.

The material for this education is used by Malmö University in the course Machine Safety.