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BS EN 547-2:1996+A1:2008

Safety of machinery. Human body measurements. Principles for determining the dimensions required for access openings

Status : Current   Published : July 1997

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BS EN 547-2:1996+A1:2008 Safety of machinery. Human body measurements. Principles for determining the dimensions required for access openings

BS EN 547-2 specifies the dimensions of openings for access as applied to machinery as defined in BS EN 292-1. It provides the dimensions to which the values given in EN 547-3 are applicable. Values for additional space requirements are given in annex A. This European Standard has been prepared primarily for non-mobile machinery, there may be additional specific requirements for mobile machinery.

Dimensions for access openings are based on the values for the 95th percentile, whereas reach distances are based on the values for the 5th percentile, in each case the least favourable body dimension of the expected user population being used as a basis. The same considerations apply to the location of access openings. The anthropometric data given in EN 547-3 originate from static measurements of nude persons and do not take into account body movements, clothing, equipment, machinery operating conditions or environmental conditions.

BS EN 547-2 shows how to combine the anthropometric data with suitable allowances to take these factors into account. Situations where people are to be prevented from reaching a hazard are dealt with in BS EN 294.

Contents of BS EN 547-2:

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • General requirements
  • Access openings
  • Application of the measurements in practice
  • Introduction
  • Principles for determining additional space
  • Additional space requirements for access openings
  • Access opening for the upper body and arms
  • Access opening for the head up to the shoulders for inspection tasks
  • Access opening for both arms
  • Access opening for both lower arms up to elbow
  • Access opening to the side for one arm up to shoulder joint 
  • Access opening for a lower arm up to the elbow
  • Access opening for fist
  • Access opening for flat hand to wrist, including thumb
  • Access opening for flat hand (four fingers) to base of thumb
  • Access opening for index finger, restricted by the other fingers
  • Access opening for one foot to ankle bone
  • Access opening for forefoot operated controls
  • Position of access openings
  • Notations for dimensions and anthropometric body measurements
  • Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 98/37/EC, amended by 98/79/EC
  • Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 2006/42/EC
  • Bibliography



Standard NumberBS EN 547-2:1996+A1:2008
TitleSafety of machinery. Human body measurements. Principles for determining the dimensions required for access openings
StatusCurrent
Publication Date15 July 1997
Confirm Date01 December 2006
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 292-1, EN 294, EN 547-3, EN 614-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)prEN 979, ISO/DIS 7250, 98/37/EC, 98/79/EC, 2006/42/EC
International RelationshipsEN 547-2:1996
Amended ByAmendment, July 2009. Amends and replaces BS EN 547-2:1997.
Draft Superseded By91/46149 DC
DescriptorsEquipment safety, Occupational safety, Human body, Anthropometric characteristics, Access, Holes, Orifices, Dimensions, Ergonomics, Limbs, Arms, Legs, Body regions, Hands (anatomy), Fingers, Shoulder (anatomy), Clearances, Position, Accident prevention
ICS13.110
13.180
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Mesures du corps humain. Principes de détermination des dimensions requises pour les orifices d'accès
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Körpermaße des Menschen. Grundlagen für die Bemessung von Zugangsöffnungen
CommitteePH/9
ISBN978 0 580 62344 8
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages30
File Size675 KB
Price£182.00


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