Machine Guarding Specialist (MGS)

Mechanical Safety 

Course Overview

There seem to be as many hazards created by moving machine parts as there are types of machines. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from needless and preventable injuries. Any machine part, function, or process which may cause injury must be safeguarded. Where the operation of a machine or accidental contact with it can injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazard must be controlled or eliminated.

Machine guarding requirements can seem overwhelming with an entire subpart of OSHA CFR 1910 devoted to this topic. This course will equip you to protect your employees from moving machinery and to properly apply the OSHA Machine Guarding requirements. 

Learning  Objectives

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

  • Identify and apply machine guarding safety measures as required by OSHA regulations to ensure the minimum requirements for compliance are met and exceeded.

  • Identify the basic requirements of machine guarding by following the list of standards established to ensure the safety of machine operators and other employees.

  • Evaluate the various hazardous movements that may result in employee injury to better understand how proper safety guarding offers protection

  • Understand and distinguish the various types of motions and actions to prevent injury

  • Comprehend the general safety considerations in regard to safeguard requirements, implement the appropriate training, and understand correct guard construction.

  • Differentiate between the various types of guards and devices, their advantages and limitations of their use, and their purpose.

  • Identify the main types of machinery, the proper guards for their use, potential hazards.



  • Mechanical Engineers

  • Industrial Engineers

  • Supervisors 

  • Technicians 


  • 2 Days


  • Machine-specific hazards

  • Machine operating procedures;

  • Lockout/tagout procedures

  • Safe work practices 

  • The purpose and proper use of machine safeguards.

  • Reporting unsafe conditions 


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

  • 15 Multiple Choices Questions.


  • Upon a successful completion of the course, participants receive Machine Guarding Specialist Certificate from Al Danah Institute for Environmental Health and Safety, UAE.

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. 

Course Fees

950 AED

What Our Students Say

Dr. Ahmed, 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.