BS EN ISO 14122-3:2001+A1:2010

BS EN ISO 14122-3:2001+A1:2010

Safety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Stairways, stepladders and guard-rails

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : August 2001 Replaced By : BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016

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This standard defines the general requirements for safe access to machines and gives advice about the correct choice of access means when the necessary access to the machine is not possible directly from the ground level or from a floor.

This part applies to all machinery (stationary and mobile) where fixed means of access are necessary, and to stairs, step ladders and guard-rails which are a part of a machine.

It may also apply to stairs, step ladders and guard-rails to that part of the building where the machine is installed, providing the main function of that part of the building is to give a means of access to the machine.

This part also applies to stairs, step ladders and guard-rails specific to the machine which are not permanently fixed to the machine and which may be removed or moved to the side for some operations of the machine (e.g. changing tools in a large press).

BS EN ISO 14122 consists of the following parts, under the general title "Safety of machinery - Permanent means of access to machinery" :

• Part 1 : Choice of a fixed means of access between two levels
• Part 2 : Working platforms and walkways
• Part 3 : Stairs, stepladders and guard-rails
• Part 4 : Fixed ladders.

Contents of BS EN ISO 14122-3:
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General safety requirements concerning materials and dimensions
5 Safety requirements applicable to stairs
6 Safety requirements applicable to step ladders
7 Safety requirements applicable to guard-rails
7.1 Horizontal guard-rails
7.2 Guard-rails of stairs and step ladders
7.3 Structural requirements
8 Verification of safety requirements
8.1 General
8.2 Testing of guard-rails
8.2.1 Preloading
8.2.2 Stanchion measurement
8.2.3 Handrail measurement
9 Assembly instructions 10 Information for use – Instruction handbook
Annex ZA (informative) Relationship of this European standard with EU directives

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 14122-3:2001+A1:2010
TitleSafety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Stairways, stepladders and guard-rails
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date15 August 2001
Withdrawn Date30 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 12100-2:2003, EN ISO 14122-1:2001, EN ISO 12100-1:2003
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 811, EN ISO 14121-1, EN 795, EN 353-1, ISO 12852, 98/79/EC, EN ISO 14122-4, EN ISO 14122-2, ISO 13853, EN 364, 98/37/EC, EN 547-3, EN 547-2, ISO 13854, EN 349, EN 547-1, EN 1993-1-1, EN 294, EN 131-2:1993
Replaced ByBS EN ISO 14122-3:2016
ReplacesBS 5395-3:1985, BS 4592-4:1992, BS 4592-5:1995, BS 4592-2:1987, BS 4592-3:1987, BS 4592-1:1995
International RelationshipsEN ISO 14122-3:2001/A1:2010,ISO 14122-3:2001,ISO 14122-3:2001/AMD 1:2010
Amended ByAmendment, August 2010
DescriptorsStairs, Occupational safety, Permanent, Ladders, Step ladders, Guard rails, Equipment safety, Access, Barriers, Safety measures
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Moyens d'accès permanents aux machines. Escaliers, échelles à marches et garde-corps
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Ortsfeste Zugänge zu maschinellen Anlagen. Treppen, Treppenleitern und Geländer
ISBN978 0 580 64146 6
File Size726 KB

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