Risk Assessment Workshops

Risk Assessment Workshops

Risk assessment is a process manufacturers use to evaluate their equipment for potential health and safety hazards before a hazard can cause an accident or incident. Many end users now require risk assessments as part of the procurement process.

Risk assessment is required for compliance to the ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2011 standard and for compliance with the EU machinery directive 2006/42/EC. Therefore, PMMI has expanded the scope of the PMMI risk assessment training program to include the important issues that generate the most questions from PMMI members.


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The course outline includes:

  • Global standards – why harmonization is important and what standards to use?
  • Risk assessment basics – what it is, why to do it, the iterative process, how to do risk assessment and when are you done?
  • Hands on risk assessment using Packsafe/designSafe® software.
  • Legal implications of risk assessment – new equipment, legacy equipment.
  • How to deploy risk assessment?

EU machinery directive 2006/42/EC

  • Essential health and safety requirements in Annex I of the machinery directive – what are they, how to meet them?
  • Declaration of conformity and incorporation – what directives and standards should you list?
  • What is the difference between a “person authorized” and a “authorized representative”?
  • What is the role of a notified body?
  • EN 954-1 and ISO 13849-1 – what to use, how to calculate performance levels.
  • EMC compliance – what to do?

Risk Assessment Member Watch

This short video explains how beneficial a quality risk assessment process can be for your company.

Additional information

The program is open to equipment suppliers and end users.  Suppliers who have responsibility for conformance to the ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2011 standard include: the manufacturer, manufacturer's agent, representative or distributor and resellers, installers, modifiers, rebuilders or integrators of packaging machinery. When the end user performs these functions they are considered to be a supplier.  Attendees may include engineering managers and engineers and personnel responsible for health and safety and management safety responsible for CE compliance, product safety and productivity.

PMMI Registration Fees:

  • $600 per person for PMMI Members
  • $700 per person for Non-Members 

*Registration fees include all meals, breaks, and conference materials, including printed copies of the new ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2011 standard.

BONUS: Attendees will receive a 5% discount off the price of the Packsafe software, purchased separately, if it is ordered within 90 days of the training session!


The PMMI Foundation has established the PMMI Tuition Reimbursement program to encourage and support the efforts of those individuals furthering their education. Individuals who work for a PMMI member company can apply to cover the reimbursement of tuition for one job-related course per semester, not to exceed $1,000, with a maximum of $2,000 and/or 2 employees annually.

To learn more about the Tuition Reimbursement program, contact [email protected].

Looking to boost the skills of your company’s existing workforce? The PMMI U Skills Fund offers the financial support you need to provide valuable learning and development opportunities to your employees. Use the PMMI U Skills Fund to match your company’s contribution up to $10,000 per year for work-related, multi-employee corporate training initiatives like PMMI’s in-plant industry training offerings (Certified Trainer, Risk Assessment and Fundamentals of Field Service Workshops) or external offerings such as LEAN training.

To learn more about the PMMI U Skills Fund program, contact [email protected].

Upcoming Workshops


Bruce Main
Design Safety Engineering, Inc.
Fred Hayes
Director of Technical Services


For questions, please contact:

Name: Tom Egan
Title: Vice President, Industry Services
Phone: 571.612.3190
Email: [email protected]