BS EN ISO 13850:2015

BS EN ISO 13850:2015

Safety of machinery. Emergency stop function. Principles for design

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : November 2015
Conformity to regulation : Designated



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What is this standard about?

There should always be an emergency stop button on machinery for safety. This standard covers the functional requirements and design principles for the stop function on most forms of machinery. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Machine manufacturers
  • Anyone who refurbishes or modifies machines
  • Control system designers
  • Approval and enforcement bodies
  • Manufacturers and resellers of emergency stop system components

Why should you use this standard? 

It takes into account the requirements of the European Machinery Directive, and is applicable irrespective of the type of energy used to perform the stop function.

NOTE: This standard does not apply to hand-held or hand-operated machines, or those where an emergency stop would not reduce the risk; nor does it deal with functions such as reversal or limitation of motion, deflection, shielding, braking or disconnecting.

What’s changed since the last update?

The standard was revised to update normative references. Users will benefit from:

  • Increased confidence in the performance of emergency stops
  • Reduced differences between machines made in different countries

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 13850:2015
TitleSafety of machinery. Emergency stop function. Principles for design
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 November 2015
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Confirm Date10 December 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 4414, IEC 60947-5-5:2005, IEC 60204-1:2005, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 13849-1, IEC 62061, ISO 4413
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60947-5-1, 2006/42/EC, IEC 61800-5-2, IEC 60417:2002
ReplacesBS EN ISO 13850:2006, BS EN ISO 13850:2008
International RelationshipsISO 13850:2015,EN ISO 13850:2015
Draft Superseded By14/30265058 DC
DescriptorsEmergency equipment, Cut-out devices, Control equipment, Safety devices, Design, Colour, Equipment safety, Control devices, Actuators, Stopping
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Fonction d'arrêt d'urgence. Principes de conception
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Not-Halt. Gestaltungsleitsätze
ISBN978 0 580 79267 0
File Size1.211 MB

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