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  • BS EN 953 : 1998

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    SAFETY OF MACHINERY - GUARDS - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FIXED AND MOVABLE GUARDS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  30-11-2015

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1998

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Definitions
    4 Risk assessment
    5 Principal requirements for the design and construction
      of guards
      5.1 Machine aspects
           5.1.1 General
           5.1.2 Access to danger zones
           5.1.3 Containment of ejected parts
           5.1.4 Containment of hazardous substances
           5.1.5 Noise
           5.1.6 Radiation
           5.1.7 Explosion
      5.2 Human aspects
           5.2.1 General
           5.2.2 Safety distances
           5.2.3 Control of access to the danger zone
           5.2.4 Viewing
           5.2.5 Ergonomic aspects
           5.2.6 Intended use
      5.3 Guard design aspects
           5.3.1 General
           5.3.2 Crushing or trapping points
           5.3.3 Durability
           5.3.4 Hygiene
           5.3.5 Cleaning
           5.3.6 Exclusion of contaminants
      5.4 Guard construction aspects
           5.4.1 Sharp edges etc
           5.4.2 Integrity of joints
           5.4.3 Removal only by tool
           5.4.4 Positive location of removable guards
           5.4.5 Positive closing of movable guards
           5.4.6 Self closing guards
           5.4.7 Adjustable guard
           5.4.8 Movable guards
           5.4.9 Control guards
      5.5 Selection of materials
           5.5.1 General
           5.5.2 Impact resistance
           5.5.3 Rigidity
           5.5.4 Secure fixing
           5.5.5 Reliability of moving parts
      5.6 Containment
      5.7 Resistance to corrosion
      5.8 Resistance to micro-organisms
      5.9 Non-toxicity
      5.10 Machine viewing
      5.11 Transparency
      5.12 Stroboscopic effects
      5.13 Electrostatic properties
      5.14 Thermal stability
      5.15 Flammability
      5.16 Noise and vibration reduction
      5.17 Radiation protection
    6 Selection of types of guards
      6.1 General
      6.2 Combination of different guards or of guards
           with other devices
      6.3 Selection of guards according to the number
           and location of the hazards
      6.4 Selection of guards according to the nature
           and frequency FOR access required
           6.4.1 Moving transmission parts
           6.4.2 Where access is not required during use
           6.4.3 Where access is required during use
    7 Additional design and construction considerations
      7.1 Climbing
      7.2 Retained fastenings
      7.3 Vibration resistance
      7.4 Warning signs
      7.5 Colour
      7.6 Aesthetics
    8 Verification of the safety requirements for guards
      8.1 General
      8.2 Impact strength
      8.3 Safety distances
      8.4 Containment
      8.5 Noise
      8.6 Guard operating forces
      8.7 Visibility
    9 Information for use
      9.1 General
      9.2 Guard hazards
      9.3 Installation
      9.4 Operation
      9.5 Removal of guards
      9.6 Inspection and maintenance
    Annex A (normative) - Guidelines to assist in the
            selection of guards against hazards
            generated by moving parts
    Annex B (normative) - Guidelines for the selection of
            guards according to the number and location
            of hazards
    Annex ZA (informative) - Relationship between this
             European Standard and the Essential
             Requirements of EU Directive 98/37/EC
    Annex ZB (informative) - Relationship between this
             European Standard and the Essential
             Requirements of EU Directive 2006/42/EC
    Bibliography

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Describes general requirements for the design and construction of guards provided primarily to protect persons from mechanical hazards.

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    Committee MCE/3
    Development Note Supersedes 92/86051 DC. (09/2005) 1997 Edition Re-Issued in April 2009 & incorporates AMD 1 2009. (04/2009)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    EN 1088:1995+A2:2008 SAFETY OF MACHINERY - INTERLOCKING DEVICES ASSOCIATED WITH GUARDS - PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN AND SELECTION
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