Machine Guarding 

Mechanical Safety 

Course Overview


Machine guarding training, the purpose of this one-day machine guard safety training course is to give trainees the necessary tools to create a formal machine safety program. To ensure comprehensive heath and safety guarding standards around machinery and equipment in the workplace. 

Workers who operate and perform maintenance or setup on machinery in the workplace are at risk of contact with machine parts, processes or other components. In a recent report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics more than 150 workplace deaths occurred over a one year period when employees were caught in operating equipment or machinery. There were more than 80,000 machine-related lost time injuries the same year. Unguarded or inadequately guarded machinery are a leading cause of these injuries. In this presentation we will discuss the hazards of working around machinery, what types of mechanical motion require safeguards and various methods of protection that may prevent injury or death. 

The purpose of machine guarding is to protect the machine operator and other employees in the work area from hazards created by ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks.

A good rule to remember is: Any machine part, function, or process which may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact with it can injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be either controlled or eliminated.

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of the course, participant will be able to:

  • Identify mechanical hazards

  • Recognize types of guards

  • Recognize safety devises

  • Identify appropriate Personal Protective Equipment

  • Identify basic types of controls in a Machine Safety, Program: e.g. guards, procedures (e.g. lockout, ergonomic, chemical handling), other equipment/devices (e.g. personal controls)

  • Develop an Action Plan for implementing Machine, Safety Program



  • Mechanical Engineers

  • Maintenance Engineers 

  • Machine Operators 

  • Supervisors

  • Safety coordinators and Setup People.

  • Any person(s who will be maintaining, setting-up, cleaning machinery and / or equipment, and will be exposed to a hazard should the machine be engaged/ energized.


  • 1 Day


  • Basics of Machine Guarding

  • Machine Guard Construction 

  • Machinery Maintenance and Repair 

  • Methods of Machine Safeguarding - Guards, Devices, Miscellaneous Aids, Restraints, Trip Controls



  • On the last day of training, participants will take open book exam to test their knowledge.

  • 10 Multiple Choices Questions.


Upon a successful completion of the course, participants receive:

  • International Certificate in Machine Guarding from International Association of Safety Professionals, USA.

Additional Information

  • The presented course, materials, and workshop (if any) can be conducted in English or Arabic based on the participants’ desires.

  • Closing of registration is 2 days prior to the course date.

  • Course fees cover course registration, course materials and course certificate. 

  • In-House training for this course is available upon request and can be customized as per client’s needs.

  • Al Danah Institute can assist and provide corporate rates for the hotel accommodation if required.

  • There is 15% discount for a group of participants, 5 participants and above.

Course Accreditation


This course is accredited locally- UAE  by ACTVET-Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. 

This course is accredited internationally  by IACET-  International Association of Continuing Education and Training  

Course Fees

600 AED

495 AED

What Our Students Say

Dr. Ahmed Seifelnasr, Professor at UAEU

OSH Advanced Diploma Training sessions were useful. We learnt a lot. Special Thanks to registration team who arranged the training. 

Amal Al Hosani, Environmental Scientist

Classes were light and they went fast. My instructor Jamal delivered the information in a simple yet efficient way and he was very kind. Moreover, management team were asking about my feedback regularly and they were very thoughtful.

Shoaib Tabbasum, Food Safety 

I really enjoyed the training. Dr. Mamdouh was very kind. He is one of the best instructor I have ever met in my entire life. 

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