There seems to be no escape from EN ISO 13849-1 at the moment. The replacement for EN 954-1 is a big talking point, and several companies and organisations are running conferences, seminars and training courses so you can find out more. I was at the BARA conference two weeks ago and listened to Steven Shaw, from the HSE, discussing it.
As a starting point you could read this technical article What you need to know about the new EN ISO 13849-1, and machine builders would be wise to buy a copy of the standard so they can start getting to grips with its contents (see the BSi story further down this newsletter).
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