PD 5304:2014 Guidance on safe use of machinery

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PD 5304:2014

Guidance on safe use of machinery

Status : Current, Project Underway   Published : December 2014



What is this published document about?

Despite improvements in safety over the years, using machinery can still be dangerous. This document will help reduce machine accidents and other adverse health effects from using machines.

Who is this published document for?

  • Anyone using machinery
  • Local authorities
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Mechanical engineering and occupational health and safety institutions
  • Society of Operations Engineers and equivalent groups worldwide

Why should you use this published document?

It provides comprehensive guidance on practical measures and techniques that can be used to safeguard machinery operators, maintenance personnel and others. 

The guidance deals with issues ranging from risk assessment through safeguarding to maintenance and safe working practices, with examples and illustrations throughout. It also applies to machinery during modification, refurbishment, upgrade or change of use.

What’s changed since the last update?

The document was revised to reflect changes in legislation and the impact of European and international safety standards on existing machinery. The revision brings many technologies and processes up to date. In particular, it updates aspects of:

  • Risk assessment
  • Guards
  • Interlocking and control systems
  • Reach distances

Standard NumberPD 5304:2014
TitleGuidance on safe use of machinery
Titles in this kitWhite Binder 4D 25mm 000000000030318458 PD 5304:2005 (Text) Guidance on safe use of machinery

PD 5304:2014 (Contents & Tabs) Guidance on safe use of machinery

PD 5304:2005 (Cover & Spine) Guidance on safe use of machinery

StatusCurrent, Project Underway
Publication Date31 December 2014
Cross ReferencesBS EN 953, BS EN 1037, BS EN 1837, BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009, BS EN 60947-4-1:2010+A1:2012, BS EN 60947-5-1:2004+A1:2009, BS EN 61810, BS EN ISO 4413, BS EN ISO 4414, BS EN ISO 12100:2010, BS EN ISO 13850:2008, ISO 13850:2006, BS EN ISO 13856-1, BS EN ISO 13857:2008, PD CLC/TR 50404, BS 5304:1988, BS 6753, BS 7671, BS EN 349, BS EN 415-4, BS EN 547, BS EN 574, BS EN 954-1:1997, BS EN 981, BS EN 1299, BS EN 1417, BS EN 1525:1998, BS EN 1550, BS EN 1672-2, BS EN 60812, BS EN 12013, BS EN 12198, BS EN 13849-1, BS EN 50205, BS EN 60204-11, BS EN 60204-32:2008, BS EN 60529, BS EN 60947-4-2, BS EN 60947-5-5:1998+A11:2013, BS EN 61310-1, BS EN 61310-2, BS EN 61310-3, BS EN 61496-1:2013, BS EN 61496-2, BS EN 61496-3, BS EN 61800-5-1:2003, BS EN 61800-5-2, BS EN 62061:2005+A1:2013, BS EN ISO 5674, BS EN ISO 7010, BS EN ISO 7731, BS EN ISO 10218-2, BS EN ISO 10472, BS EN ISO 12543, BS EN ISO 13849-1:2008, BS EN ISO 13849-2, BS EN ISO 13850, BS EN ISO 13855, BS EN ISO 13856-2, ISO 13856-2:2013, BS EN ISO 14119:2013, BS EN ISO 14120, BS EN ISO 14122, BS EN ISO 14159, DD CLC/TS 62046
ReplacesPD 5304:2005
DescriptorsMachine guards, Control devices, Safety devices, Safety measures, Risk assessment, Control systems, Equipment safety, Occupational safety, Hazards, Health and safety requirements, Safety engineering, Ergonomics, Interlocks
ISBN978 0 580 81885 1
File Size4.246 MB

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