PD 5304:2005 - Guidance on safe use of machinery – BSI British Standards

PD 5304:2005

Guidance on safe use of machinery

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : December 2005 Replaced By : PD 5304:2014

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What is PD 5304:2005?

PD 5304:2005 gives clear, practical guidelines to ensure a high standard of machinery and equipment safety. It looks at a range of health and safety requirements, ranging from the right selection of protective measures and safeguards, to hands-on examples of machine guard design and their applications. Describing a variety of protective measures, this standard also includes explanations of assessment methods and examines safety hazards. By complying with PD 5304, organizations can outline their maintenance and safe working practices to increase overall occupational safety.

How does it work?

PD 5304 helps organizations to strategically select the right protective measures according to their applications. The guidelines set out in this standard demonstrate how to do a risk assessment and identify all hazards – including machine design. It also covers guard design and construction, protective devices, interlocking considerations and safety related control devices.

Who should buy it?

  • Persons dealing with the safe use of machinery, including guards and safety devices
  • Persons responsible for the refurbishment and modification of machinery
  • Persons who develop and implement safe working practices
  • Ergonomic engineers and designers
  • Risk assessors
  • Safety engineers

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Standard NumberPD 5304:2005
TitleGuidance on safe use of machinery
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date20 December 2005
Withdrawn Date31 December 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByPD 5304:2014
ReplacesPD 5304:2000
DescriptorsEquipment safety, Health and safety requirements, Occupational safety, Safety measures, Safety engineering, Hazards, Risk assessment, Safety devices, Machine guards, Control devices, Interlocks, Control systems, Ergonomics
ICS13.110
CommitteeMCE/3
ISBN0 580 46818 6
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryNo
Pages218
File Size4.219 MB
Price£274.00


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