Course detail

Safety of Work on Machine Tools, Forming Machines and Industrial Robots

FSI-GB0Acad. year: 2017/2018

The course familiarises students with the safety of machinery, especially with ensuring the safety in the field of design and operation of machine tools, forming machines, industrial robots and manipulators. The course presents basic legal regulations, i.e. Act No. 22/1997 on technical requirements for products. Also dealt with are basic Czech standards in the relation to the European standards system, i.e. ČSN EN ISO 12100 Safety of Machinery; Basic concepts, general principles for design. The course presents internal safety and operation guidelines of the major machine tools users.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with the safety standards and legal regulations. They will have a grasp of the principles necessary for ensuring safety of machines, manipulators and robots in the stage of their designing.


Design of machine tools, forming machines and industrial robots.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Zákon č. 22/1997 Sb. o technických požadavcích na výrobky a o změně a doplnění některých zákonů
Zákon č. 22/1997 Sb. o technickýchpožadavcích na výrobky a o změně a doplnění některých zákonů, ve znění zákona č.71/2000 Sb.
Nařízení vlády č.24/2003 Sb., kterým se stanoví technické požadavky na strojní zařízení.
Nařízení vlády č. 170/1997 Sb., kterým se stanoví technické požadavky na strojní zařízení, ve znění nařízení vlády č.15/1999 Sb.
Hygienické předpisy Ministerstva zdravotnictví ČR sv. 36/1976, Směrnice č.40 o hygienických požadavcích na stacionární stroje a technická zařízení
Normy: ČSN EN ISO 12100-1, ČSN EN ISO 12100-2, ČSN EN 294, ČSN EN 349, ČSN EN 418, ČSN EN 457, ČSN EN 811, ČSN EN 953, ČSN EN 999, ČSN EN 1050
Harmonizované technické normy, týkající se bezpečnosti stojních zařízení

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Examination has a written and an oral part. It tests student’s knowledge and his/her ability to apply it to the branch of his/her study.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to inform students about strict machine safety requirements in the process of the machine design, operation and disposal. The students should realise the essential relation between the machine design knowledge and requirements of safety standards and legal regulations.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not obligatory. It is not necessary to compensate for missed lessons, missed topics are completed on the basis of independent study.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective (voluntary)

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to safety requirements by machinery
2. European directives according to machinery
3. Legislative documents in CR according to machinery
4. Harmonised standards and its obligation
5. Hazard identification
6. Risk analysis
7. Risk assessment
8. Iterative method for risk reduction
9. Functional safety by machinery
10. Assessment of Performance Level (PL) by SRPCS
11. Assessment of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) by SRPCS
12. Case study I
13. Case study II