FDF Event  Free Event

Breakfast Briefing: Safe Remediation and Modification of Machinery


FREE event


When upgrading machinery in a production facility, it is important to ensure all current legislation is adhered to from a safety perspective. Join us to hear from Omron Electronics about the process of modifying existing machinery and how to reduce the risk to both employers and employees. 

This breakfast briefing is intended to show how, as an end user or operator of machinery;

  • steps can be put into place to minimise the affect these changes
  • understand what is required when making changes to machinery and understand legal implications
  • reputation and costs to the business.
  • gain an insight into the complexities of CE marking and how to comply with PUWER

Functional Safety doesn't end when you put your machines into service. In fact, a Health and Safety Executive study shows that 20% of control related accidents are the cause of user modifications after commissioning. Even minor changes to components can have a dramatic effect on the safety level of some machinery.

Omron Electronics,  are a global leader in the field of industrial automation and we'll hear from Mark Burley, Safety Project Engineer, and Andy Bates, TUV FSP Safety Specialist

Exclusive Invitation to FDF members

Omron have recently opened a £600,000 Robotics Innovation lab and demonstration area at their Milton Keynes facility. They would like to extend an invitation to all FDF members to tour the facility after the breakfast briefing on February the 14th. 

On show will be pick and place robots, used extensively in the food and beverage industry for both primary and secondary packaging. 

In their Plaza area, they will show mobile robots, known as Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles. AIV’s are capable of independently transferring raw materials and products between different production cells and loading and unloading machines, allowing manufacturers to deploy personnel onto more productive tasks. Manufacturers across the UK are enthusiastic about the potential of robots to increase productivity and as a solution to the current industry-wide labour shortage. At the same time, they are reluctant to make a substantial initial capital investment without assurance that it will provide a definite ROI for their own unique application. The innovation lab provides those customers with a ‘proof-of-concept’ demonstration that will replicate their application in every conceivable detail prior to making any financial commitment.

Omron will have their team of robotics specialists on hand to answer any questions during the morning.


Organiser: Reema Patel, 0207 4207208, reema.patel@fdf.org.uk