BS ISO 20474-1:2017 Basic types. Identification and terms and definitions.

BS ISO 20474-1:2017

Earth-moving machinery. Safety. General requirements

Status : Proposed for withdrawal, Current   Published : July 2017



What is the BS ISO 20474 series of standards about?

The BS ISO 20474 series of standards specifies the general safety requirements for earth-moving machinery as defined in BS EN ISO 6165:2012 Earth-moving machinery. Basic types. Identification and terms and definitions, each of those requirements being common to two or more earth-moving machinery families. It is applicable to machine attachments, and derivative machinery designed primarily for equipment used to excavate, load, transport, drill, spread, compact or trench earth rock and other materials. 

Who is this standard for?

These standards will be relevant to anyone that works with earth-moving machinery including manufacturers, purchasers, hirers and users of earth-moving equipment.The BS ISO 20474 series will also help UK manufacturers into other markets, particularly those emerging markets outside the EU who are looking to adopt international standards.While EN 474 is still the principal standard for the EU, BS ISO 20474 brings an internationally consistent approach to safety.

Why should you use this standard?

This 13 part series deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to earth-moving machinery when used as intended or under conditions of misuse reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer. It specifies the appropriate technical measures for eliminating or reducing risks arising from relevant hazards, hazardous situations or events during commissioning, operation and maintenance. BS ISO 20474-1 is intended to be used in conjunction with the other parts of the series, which address the provisions which are specific to particular machine families. For multi-purpose machinery, all of those parts of BS ISO 20474 whose requirements cover the functions and applications of such machines are applicable.

The following individual parts of the standard includes safety requirements for different types of earth-moving machinery:

What’s new? 

Many new safety requirements and protective measures have been included as well as normative annexes in Part 1 that contain requirements for:

  • Elevating operator’s stations
  • Lifting devices used in object handling
  • Earth-moving machinery used underground in non-explosive atmospheres

Standard NumberBS ISO 20474-1:2017
TitleEarth-moving machinery. Safety. General requirements
StatusProposed for withdrawal, Current
Publication Date12 July 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 13459:2012, ISO 14990-2:2016, ISO 13766-1:2018, ISO 13766:1999, ISO 6683:2005, ISO 6405-1:2017, ISO 10532:1995, ISO 3449:2005, ISO 10265:2008, ISO 4250-3:2011, ISO 3864-2:2016, ISO 13766-2:2018, ISO 15817:2012, BS EN ISO 13766-1:2018, BS EN ISO 19014-3:2018, ISO 9533:2010, ISO 3471:2008, ISO 13849-1:2015, ISO 21507:2010, ISO 10263-4:2009, ISO 15818:2017, EN 1679-1:1998, ISO 9244:2008, BS EN ISO 13766-2:2018, ISO 6682:1986, BS EN ISO 19014-1:2018, ISO 16528-1:2007, ISO 3457:2003 Ed 4, ISO 6014:1986, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 6396:2008, ISO 3795:1989, ISO 3411:2007, ISO 3864-1:2011, ISO 6405-2:2017, ISO 11862:1993, ISO 10264:1990 (R05), ISO 14401-1:2009, ISO 3164:2013, ISO 13766:2006, ISO 6011:2003, ISO 10968:2004, IEC 60529:1989 Cons Ed 2-1, ISO 2867:2011, ISO 11112:1995 (R05), ISO 8643:2017, ISO 5010:2007, ISO 19014-1:2018, ISO 13031:2016, ISO 12509:2004, ISO 6395:2008, ISO 2860:1992, ISO 5006:2017, ISO 10263-2:2009, ISO 4413:2010, EN 1677-2:2000+A1:2008, ISO 14401-2:2009, ISO 10570:2004, ISO 19014-3:2018, ISO 15998:2008, ISO 14990-3:2016, ISO 17063:2003, ISO 6165:2012, IS
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 14397-1:2007, ISO 9247:1990 (R05), ISO 5353:1995 (R05), ISO/TR 25398:2006, ISO 6746-2:2003, ISO 14396:2002, ISO 9606-1:2012, ISO 6016:2008, ISO 10567:2007, ISO 7000:2014, ISO 7597:2013, ISO/TR 11688-1:1995, ISO 10263-5:2009, ISO 7010:2011, ISO/TR 11688-2:1998, IEC 61310-1:2007, ISO 13732-1:2006, ISO 19472:2006, EN 791:1995, ISO 6746-1:2003, ISO 8084:2003, ISO 17757:2017, ISO 10261:2002, ISO 6749, ISO 15667:2000
International RelationshipsISO 20474-1:2017
Draft Superseded By16/30277014 DC
DescriptorsSafety, Excavating, Excavating equipment, Health and safety requirements, Earth-moving equipment, Hazards
Title in FrenchEngins de terrassement. Sécurité Sécurité
ISBN978 0 580 81685 7
File Size1.231 MB
NotesThis standard has been proposed for withdrawal due to a conflict with the British implementation of the EN 474 series of standards. The ISO 20474 series will remain available.

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