Procter Machine Guarding has updated its publication On Your Guard - A Designer's Guide to Machinery Guarding Standards to reflect recent changes to standards, including one of the key machinery safety standards, EN ISO 12100:2010 (Safety of machinery. General principles for design. Risk assessment and risk reduction), which combines the previous versions of EN ISO 12100 and EN ISO 14121-1.
At the heart of the guide is an extensive table of British, European and International standards relating to machine guarding; this table has been revised to reflect the numerous recent changes. Further changes in the eighth edition of the guide include updated lists of useful resources and sources of further information.
This latest edition of the guide retains the important background information about the current machinery safety regulations and their relationship with the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, together with that Directive's new requirements relating to CE marking of machinery and CE marking of machine guards.
Whatever the type of 'machine' as defined in the Machinery Directive, On Your Guard - A Designer's Guide to Machinery Guarding Standards is essential reading for anyone responsible for specifying, designing, installing or maintaining machine guards. To obtain a free copy of the Guide, follow the link to the Downloads section of the Procter Machine Guarding website.