Course detail

Risk Management in Production Machines

FSI-GMRAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course focuses on the system approach to hazard identification and risk analysis in production machines and equipment, assessment of the detected risks and their management.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student understands the requirements on the safety of production machines and equipment and learns to apply the systematic and methodical approach to design, construction and applications of production machines and systems from the viewpoint of their safety.


Knowledge of construction of production machines and their structure components.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BLECHA, P. Výrobní stroje a technické znalectví. Sylabus přednášek pro kurs technického znalectví a likvidace pojistných událostí. VUT Brno - FSI, Brno 2006
EUR-Lex: Přístup k právu Evropské unie [online]. Brusel: Úřad pro publikace, 2016 [cit. 2019-10-28]. Dostupné z: (CS)
MAREK, J. a kol.: Konstrukce CNC obráběcích strojů, ISBN 978-80-254-7980-3
EUR-Lex: Access to European Union law [online]. Brussels: Publications Office, 2016 [cit. 2019-10-28]. Available at: (EN)
MAREK, J. a kol.: Management rizik v konstrukci výrobních strojů; ISSN 1212-2572

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. In the frame of course are presented case studies focused on to causations and consquences of various technical disasters. The exercises include individual work of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit is awarded on the basis of attendance in seminars and preparation of semestral work. The defense of semestral work is a part of the exam.
Test consisting of 15 questions (max. 15 points).
Successfully defended semester work (max. 3 points).
Rating: 16 points or more A; 15-14 points B; 13 points C; 12 points D; 11 points E

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the requirements on the safety of production machines and equipment, methods of system approach to risk identification in production machines, analysis of risks, their assessment, minimalisation and documentation.

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

Seminars are compulsory, attendance is monitored. Absence can be compensated on agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-KSB , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to problem Risk management for machinery
2. Human factor
3. EU Legislative Requirements
4. CZE Legislative Requirements
5. Harmonized standards
6. Methodological approach
7. Functional safety I
8. Functional safety II
9. Functional safety III
10. FMEA
11. FTA
12. Risk analysis techniques
13. Risk management in other areas


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Case studies of effects chosen danger in real world
2. semester project assignment
3. Consultations of semester project and practice knowledge from lectures
4. Work on the term project, consultation
5. Work on the term project, consultation
6. Work on the term project, presentation
7. Term project evaluation, award of credit