BS EN ISO 14122-4:2004+A1:2010 Safety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Fixed ladders

BS EN ISO 14122-4:2004+A1:2010

Safety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Fixed ladders

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : February 2006 Replaced By : BS EN ISO 14122-4:2016

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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 standard applies to all machinery (stationary and mobile) where fixed means of access are necessary, and to fixed ladders, which are a part of a machine.

It may be applied to fixed ladders to that part of the building where the machine is installed, providing the main function of that part of the building is to provide a means of access to the machine.

This part also applies to ladders which are not permanently fixed to the machine and which may be removed, moved to the side or pivoted (swivel-mounted) 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 14122-4:
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Safety requirements
4.1 General requirements
4.2 Strength of fixed ladders
4.2.1 General requirements
4.2.2 Fixing elements
4.2.3 Platforms
4.3 Conditions for installation of an fall protection device
4.3.1 Conditions requiring the installation of an fall protection device
4.3.2 Choice of the suitable type of fall protection device
4.4 Ladder
4.4.1 Position of the rungs
4.4.2 Rungs
4.4.3 Devices against slipping-off
4.4.4 Spacing between the ladder and any permanent obstruction
4.5 Safety cage
4.6 Guided type fall arrester on a rigid anchorage line
4.7 Departure and arrival areas - Platforms
4.7.1 Departure areas
4.7.2 Arrival areas
4.7.3 Access openings
4.7.4 Climbing off and getting on to a fixed ladder safely
4.7.5 Platforms
5 Verification of safety requirements
5.1 General
5.2 Tests of fixed ladders with two stiles
5.3 Testing of the safety cage
5.4 Tests of fixed ladders with one stile
5.4.1 Strength and bending of a ladder element; Torsion of the rungs
5.4.2 Strength of the rungs
5.4.3 Strength of the stile
5.5 Test of the anchor points
5.5.1 Fixed ladders with two stiles without fall arrester
5.5.2 Fixed ladders with one stile
5.5.3 Fixed ladders with fall arrester
6 Assembly and operating instructions
6.1 Assembly instructions
6.2 Operating instructions for ladders with fall arrester
6.3 Marking at points of entry and exit
National Annex A (informative) Examples of trap doors
Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 98/37/EC

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 14122-4:2004+A1:2010
TitleSafety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Fixed ladders
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date21 February 2006
Withdrawn Date30 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 363:2018, EN 363:2018, EN 131-2:1993, EN ISO 12100-1:2003, ISO 14122-2:2001, ISO 12100-1:2003, EN ISO 12100-2:2003, EN ISO 14122-1, ISO 12100-2:2003, EN ISO 14121-1, ISO 14122-3:2001, EN 353-1, ISO 14122-1:2001, EN ISO 14122-3, EN ISO 14122-2
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 13853, EN 294, 98/37/EC, EN 349, EN 547-2, EN 1993-1-1, ISO 13854, EN 547-1, EN 547-3, ISO 14121, ISO 13852, 98/79/EC, EN 364, EN 811, 2006/42/EC
Replaced ByBS EN ISO 14122-4:2016
ReplacesBS 4592-2:1987, BS 4592-3:1987, BS 4592-1:1995, BS 5395-3:1985, BS 4592-4:1992, BS 4592-5:1995
International RelationshipsEN ISO 14122-4:2004/A1:2010,ISO 14122-4:2004/AMD 1:2010,ISO14122-4:2004
Amended ByAmendment, August 2010
DescriptorsGuard rails, Permanent, Verification, Safety measures, Fixed, Equipment safety, Access, Occupational safety, Ladders, Industrial facilities, Platforms
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Moyens d'accès permanents aux machines. Echelles fixes
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Ortsfeste Zugänge zu maschinellen Anlagen. Ortsfeste Steigleiter
ISBN978 0 580 64147 3
File Size1.414 MB

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