SCOTT Receives CMSE Machine Safety Certification

The 1000th delegate to receive the  Certified Machinery Safety Expert (CMSE) accreditation from Pilz and TUV NORD was Rod Burton from Scott Automation & Robotics in Australia.


CMSE® is a collaboration between two international leaders in their respective fields, Pilz and TÜV NORD. It is targeted at professionals who require a thorough understanding of the safety lifecycle and who actively lead, coordinate and review the more complex and demanding activities in machinery safety.

Pilz as the Expert in Machinery Safety

Pilz is an international company providing innovative machinery safety services, training and products. Pilz operates from an international platform through a network of 33 companies with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.

TUV NORD as the International Certifier

TUV NORD, with its subsidiary TUV NORD CERT, is an international certification body and is present in more than 70 countries worldwide. Customers benefit from the in-depth expertise of qualified and licensed experts and auditors. TUV NORD CERT guarantees the highest competence in certification.

“I was very interested in becoming a CMSE, as machinery safety is at the forefront of everything we do at Scott,” said Burton, an electrical engineering manager from the Sydney-based robot integrator company.

“The accreditation demonstrates to our customers that we are abreast of the latest safety requirements, and my own competence in this area has been independently assessed and tested.”

Burton said that he is now qualified to mentor, train and guide other engineers with safety integration and safety system implementation.

CMSE is a collaborative safety training program provided by Pilz and TÜV NORD targeted at industry professionals who actively lead, coordinate and review demanding activities in machinery safety.

CMSE has become a standard for internationally certified training in machinery safety in Australia. The demand for the course can be attributed to the complexity of designing, maintaining and operating plant or machinery, which continues to rapidly evolve on a global scale.

“The qualification deals with complex technical issues, conveying the necessary information about a machine’s overall life cycle – from legislation, standards and risk assessment to the application of functional safety principles,” said Scott Moffat, managing director of Pilz Australia and New Zealand.

“There is also a focus on worldwide regulations for occupational health and safety.

“Pilz and TÜV NORD are filling a training gap in mechanical or electrical engineering. The issue of safe machinery design is usually only addressed briefly during undergraduate engineering courses and, in most cases, engineers only acquire the necessary knowledge through their own practical experiences.”

Training is delivered over four days through lectures, discussions, problem solving and practical workshops. The final day is an open-book exam conducted by the independent TÜV Nord Group.



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