User-friendly list of machinery safety standards

24 October 2013

Procter Machine Safetyvisit website


User-friendly list of machinery safety standardsProcter Machine Guarding has updated its user-friendly list of machinery safety standards. This web page lists some 80 British, European and International standards, plus other relevant draft standards and Published Documents. The most recent addition to the page is the newly published BS EN ISO 14119:2013, Safety of machinery. Interlocking devices associated with guards. Principles for design and selection, which is replacing BS EN 1088. Note that as well as listing standards relating to machine guarding, the web page also covers general machinery safety standards.

Machine builders will appreciate the inclusion of Published Documents and draft standards that can prove helpful when adopting best practice for state-of-the-art machinery. While the list is not intended to be exhaustive - hence it does not include every 'Type C' standard relating to specific classes of machinery - this web page is an excellent starting point for machine builders seeking to identify applicable standards. For more information about 'Type C' standards, readers are directed to the BSI website and the European Commission's list of standards harmonised to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

The list of machinery safety standards is just one example of the many useful resources available on the Procter Machine Guarding website. Others are:

  • BS EN ISO 12100:2010 Risk Assessment Calculator
  • BS EN ISO 13857 Safety Distance Calculator
  • Guide to Machinery Guarding Standards
  • Guide to Workshop Safety
  • White paper: Fixings for Fixed Guards
  • White paper: CE Marking of Guards
  • Machine Accident Investigation Kit

Follow the links to see the machine safety standards listing and to download the free machinery safety guides, white papers and calculators.

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