Health and Safety in Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Online, Instructor-Led

Online, Instructor-Led

Course Description

In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, every effort must be made at the workplace to ensure the health and safety of employees. For this purpose, a risk assessment must be carried out. Recommendations for action can then be derived on the basis of the risk assessment. For additive manufacturing (AM), in contrast to other fields, there are only a few concrete examples of how this risk assessment can be carried out.

In additive manufacturing processes, a large number of general manufacturing aspects are important, such as the safe handling of testing and measuring equipment or moving machine components. In addition, there are a large number of process-specific hazards, such as handling powder materials, laser beam sources or certain inertgas atmospheres. Emissions arising during the manufacturing process may also require special attention.

In many areas there are already valid standards and guidelines which can serve as a basis for training. In addition, specific standards and technical rules represent concrete recommendations for action. For example, in the field of explosion protection or handling ultrafine grained materials.

Based on standards and guidelines, the training is to be regarded as the foundation of safe and efficient additive manufacturing series production.

Course Benefits

  • You will acquire extensive knowledge about health and safety in additive manufacturing
  • You are provided with starting points for drawing up a risk assessment
  • You will get to know the legal situation and the standardization landscape in the field of health and safety additive manufacturing

Who Will Benefit

Target group of the workshop/training is employees who work in additive manufacturing (AM) or take on planning tasks within the scope of risk assessment.

Course Agenda

  • Basic principles and legal aspects
    • Introduction to the topic/Importance of Health & Safety
    • Occupational safety
    • Company processes (ISO 45001)
  • Standardization landscape
    • General information on standardization
    • Additive manufacturing specific standardization
  • Additive manufacturing specific risk assessment
    • Framework for risk assessment
    • Additive manufacturing specific risk assessment according to ISO 12100
  • Standards, application and situation in practice
    • Presentation of various standards, their application and their relation to practice
    • Powder and associated risks
    • Safety data sheets
    • Storage of dangerous substances
    • Personal protective equipment and faults
  • Summary of the day


Ideally initial experience in additive manufacturing, otherwise TÜV SÜD “Additive Manufacturing (AM) Basics”-Training is recommended.

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