Training

For 50 years, we have been educating organizations, throughout the world on health and safety topics and machine safeguarding.

Machine Safeguarding Seminar

According to safety standards, when a machine creates a hazard to operators and other employees in the machine area, it must be safeguarded. Rockford Systems offers a machine safeguarding seminar to teach people in positions of responsibility how to safeguard the point of operation and other machine hazards to meet these safety standards.

This 2½-day seminar explains how to interpret the performance language of both OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards. Specific machine safeguarding situations are also discussed. Another section of the machine safeguarding seminar provides basic safeguarding guidelines for other metalworking machines using the ANSI B11-series safety standards. Seminars combine classroom discussion with demonstrations of machines under power. Hands-on experience with these machines and visual aids, including slides and videos, are also used. These teaching methods enable the participants to interpret the OSHA and ANSI standards as they relate to their specific machine applications and production requirements. This course is taught by Mr. Roger Harrison, Director of Training, an industrial safeguarding expert with over 25,000 hours of training experience. Mr. Harrison is also a speaker at seminars sponsored by the Precision MetalForming Association (PMA) and FABTECH. Through his teaching methods participants will learn to interpret the OSHA 29 CFR and ANSI B-11 standards as they relate to specific machine applications and production requirements.

Training Center

The Rockford Systems Training Center is equipped with more than one type of safeguarding so that attendees can see how different safeguards can be applied and used.

Training Instructors

Our instructors are well-qualified, having many years of exposure heath and safety environments and to the machine tool industry. Their experience comes from working in the field with plant engineers, safety directors, and plant managers.

Location

All training courses are held at our Rockford, Illinois, training center, which is located 65 miles northwest of Chicago O’Hare Airport.

Rockford Systems LLC
5795 Logistics Parkway
Rockford, IL 60119
1-800-922-7533

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Rockford Systems appreciates your business and your trust in us as your preferred training partner. In response to the ever-developing uncertainties the Coronavirus pandemic has created, Rockford Systems will do its utmost to accommodate the wellbeing of both your employees and our instructors. With this in mind there are some safety protocols we have recently implemented for the duration of this pandemic.

Covid related cancellation clause
Rockford Systems will permit the cancellation of a training class, or may cancel the training class with little or no advanced notice due to Coronavirus related causes. Cancellations initiated by the customer or Rockford Systems will entitle the customer to a full refund of deposit. Neither party will be subject to penalties or associated claims from the other, nor for losses or for 3rd party related costs. Any and all training materials shipped in advance of the scheduled class shall be returned to Rockford Systems for subsequent full reimbursement.

Classes conducted at Customer Sites and off-campus locations
In addition to site safety requirements, attendees are required to get a daily forehead-scanner temperature check, wear masks while not eating or drinking, and limit their physical presence to the training areas. Attendees who are showing signs of ill-health as determined by the instructor may be asked to leave. If listed in the proposal, Rockford Systems quote includes our GermBlock™ shields which limit airborne droplets resulting from coughing, sneezing or speaking from reaching a nearby person, therefore helping to mitigate possible COVID-19 infection. All surfaces and equipment are to be sanitized daily.

Classes conducted at Rockford Systems
Class sizes are restricted to comply with both current Illinois gathering tier mitigation requirements, and to allow for greater than 6-foot social distancing between participants. The instructor will follow best safety practices including either a mask or a face shield while training. Attendees are required to have a daily forehead-scanner temperature check, wear masks while not eating or drinking, and limit their physical presence in the building to the training areas. All surfaces and equipment are sanitized daily. Attendees are free to use our GermBlock™ shields which limit airborne droplets resulting from coughing, sneezing or speaking from reaching a nearby person, therefore helping to mitigate possible COVID-19 infection.