This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO ), which has been technically revised. It also incorporates the Amendment ISO. Annex A of BS EN ISO provides examples of changes that can be BS EN ISO Safety of machinery – Permanent means of access to. Procter Machine Guarding has published a new White Paper that explains the requirements laid down in the edition of BS EN ISO

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Annex B lists the significant technical changes between ISO If an anti-climb device is fitted to a ladder, a written warning or audible eb is not adequate for access control.

Permanent means of access to machinery.

In other words, when designing and specifying means of access, consideration should be given to preventing unauthorised access. Sign up to our newsletter for regular email updates on the latest Guarding news and products. If guard-rails are being installed alongside platforms or walkways, Part 3 will have to be used in conjunction with Part 2 as well. It will be used by: Anyone responsible for specifying or designing machines or permanent means of access, including building or civil constructions where the main function is to provide access to a machine or process, should download or request a copy of the new White Paper.

However, see Clause 6 below. More about your enquiry. As well as providing enn for guard-rails on platforms, stairs and stepladders, Clause 7 also gives details for toe plates, self-closing gates and mezzanine gates. Annex A relates to methods for determining slip resistance and starts by stating that no international standard currently exists. These will be helpful for readers who need to know more about topics such as risk assessments, safety io or machine guarding standards, or who want to review relevant guidance from the HSE Health and Safety Executive or the European Commission.

Readers who are concerned about what changes might occur in relation to standards once the UK leaves the European Union can rest assured that it is isk that there will be any change here because BS EN ISO is equivalent to the international standard and it is all but inconceivable that the UK would cease to use this.


Annex ARequirements for the design of anti-climb devices, is normative and should, therefore, be complied with often an Annex to a standard is informative only. This is Part 4 in a series of four international standards which define general requirements for safe access to machinery.

Please download Chrome or Firefox or view our browser tips. 1412-4, a permanent means of access can prove to be very cost-effective compared with the cost of erecting scaffolding on multiple occasions. Our site requires cookies to function, click here for more information Ok, thank you.

General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards. Please contact me Request a quote Request a risk assessment Isl me a brochure. For testing stepladders, the reader is referred to ENLadders.

Conveyor Guarding Explaining the hazards associated with conveyors, regulations and standards, and how to ieo conveyors without adversely affecting productivity. Interestingly, a pragmatic approach is adopted, with several exceptions allowed under particular circumstances. Accept and continue Learn more about the cookies we use and how to change your settings.

Take the smart route to manage medical device compliance. One issue that is not addressed particularly well in the standard is the question of under what circumstances a permanent means of access is required, though an ISO risk assessment will help.

However, it is almost inevitable that Part 3 will also be required, because this covers the guard-rails that are usually necessary with platforms and walkways.

This part of BS EN ISO gives requirements for fixed ladders which are a part of a stationary machine, and to the non-powered adjustable parts e.

For the purposes of BS EN ISOpermanent means of access are working platforms, walkways, stairs, stepladders, guard rails and rn ladders. Clause 7Specific requirements applicable to guard-railsstates that guard-rails shall be installed when the height of the possible fall exceeds mm, if the gap between the platform and machine structure exceeds mm or if the protection provided by the structure is not equivalent to a guard-rail.

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Remember that compliance with standards is not mandatory but is strongly recommended. Means of access, as with guarding, help to control access to machine-related hazards under different circumstances — such b operation, cleaning and maintenance — and should not themselves introduce significant new risks.


Our site requires cookies to function, click here for more information Ok, thank you. I accept the privacy policy. Furthermore, the standard applies to parts bw the building bss civil construction if the main function of these is to provide access to the machine.

Annex A gives examples of changes that can be made 1122-4 the machine or system to make better access possible. Overview Product Details What is this standard about? Procter Machine Guarding offers free Machine Guarding Compliance Surveys of standalone machinery and assemblies of machines, old or new, and can also assess permanent means of access.

Their predecessors cease to provide a presumption of conformity to the relevant essential health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive on 31 December However, great care should be taken with ribbed ramps, bearing in mind that subclause 4.

Annex C lists the significant technical changes between ISO You may experience issues viewing this site in Internet Explorer 9, 10 or Clause 4 of Part 1 lists the most significant hazards to consider when determining kso type and location of the means of access. Who is this standard for? It may seem strange that permanent means of access to machinery are related to machine guarding but, in fact, they are.

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Free Ergonomics Guidance European Commission publication Guidance on the application of the essential health and safety requirements on ergonomics. Learn more about the cookies we use and how to change your settings.

References are made to other subclauses that help in determining which type of access should be selected, but the point to note is that there must be good reasons for using any means of access other than those listed higher up the hierarchy. ENMinimum Gaps to Avoid Crushing Explaining the requirements of the standard for minimum gaps to prevent crushing.

All four parts of ISO are Type-B standards and are therefore potentially applicable to all types of machinery — though, as the White Paper explains, Part 1 must be used in conjunction with at least one of Parts 2, 3 or 4. Clause 6, Verification of safety requirementsappears to contradict subclause 5.