In all cases, however, they should be designed in accordance with the applicable national and international standards. This article presents 10 things that machine specifiers and designers should know about machine guarding standards , and the information will also be useful for production managers, health and safety manager, health and safety representatives and others with an interest in machine safety. Compliance is not mandatory This first point may come as a surprise, but there is no legal requirement at least in the UK and Europe to comply with machine guarding standards. However, compliance with the relevant standards, especially those harmonised to the Machinery Directive, is generally the best way to demonstrate that the Essential Health and Safety Requirements have been met, so compliance with the standards is strongly recommended. The standard lists those aspects of machinery, people and guards that need to be considered.
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Users are responsible for its correct application. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by May , and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by May Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights.
Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive and has been implemented as a national standard in at least one Member State, compliance with the normative clauses of this standard confers, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the relevant Essential Requirements of that Directive and associated EFTA regulations.
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It does not deal with functions such as reversal or limitation of motion, deflection of emissions e. The requirements for this International Standard apply to all machines, with exception to: — machines where an emergency stop would not reduce the risk; — hand-held or hand-operated machines.
For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document including any amendments applies. ISO , Hydraulic fluid power — General rules and safety requirements for systems and their components ISO , Pneumatic fluid power — General rules and safety requirements for systems and their components ISO , Safety of machinery — General principles for design — Risk assessment and risk reduction ISO , Safety of machinery — Safety-related parts of control systems — Part 1: General principles for design IEC , Safety of machinery — Electrical equipment of machines — Part 1: General requirements IEC , Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear — Part Control circuit devices and switching elements — Electrical emergency stop device with mechanical latching function IEC , Safety of machinery — Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems 3 T erms a nd definiti ons For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO and the following apply.
The emergency stop function is to be initiated by a single human action. It shall override all other functions and operations in all operating modes of the machine without impairing other protective functions e. When the emergency stop function is activated: — it shall be maintained until it is manually reset; — it shall not be possible for any start command to be effective on those operations stopped by the initiation of the emergency stop function.
The emergency stop function shall be reset by intentional human action. Resetting of the emergency stop function shall be operated by disengagement of an emergency stop device see 4. The reset shall not initiate machine start up.
BS EN ISO 13850:2015
To learn more and buy, click HERE. What is this standard about? There should always be an emergency stop button on machinery for safety. This standard covers the functional requirements and design principles for the stop function on most forms of machinery. Who is this standard for? Machine manufacturers Anyone who refurbishes or modifies machines Control system designers Manufacturers and resellers of emergency stop system components Why should you use this standard?
BS EN ISO 13850:2015