• Metal workshop

Many metalworking machines are programmed, and function automatically, so can they actually be dangerous at all?

Almost every type of hazard and exposure factor can occur in the field of metalwork. In our fully functional metal workshop, we show seminar participants what the sources of these factors are.

The facilities enable seminar participants and trainers to work directly at workstations and on machinery used in real life. The seminars provide information on concepts for machine safety plus an opportunity to discuss and try out ways of reducing hazards. Exercises using real examples give participants hands-on experience of ways to prevent accidents and protect health, as well as ensuring they retain the theoretical knowledge they’ve gained.

Facility resources and features

  • Machinery for sheet-metal working: plate shears, hydraulic drawing press, eccentric press and sheet-metal bender
  • Machinery for working metal: CNC lathe, CNC universal milling machine, band saw machines and drills
  • Metal storage unit with feeding and cutting
  • Workbenches, e.g. for assembly work
  • Welding station for gas welding and arc welding

Topics covered

  • Comprehensive risk assessments
  • Safety control systems and protective devices
  • Noise emission at the workplace
  • Hazardous substances involved in metalworking
  • Safe organisation of production processes
  • Demonstration of stress situations at the workplace
  • Production of workpieces by participants
  • Communication during safety briefings


Christian Ludwig
Tel.: +49 30 13001-2251