BS ISO 20474-9:2017 Earth-moving machinery. Basic types. Identification and terms and definitions
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BS ISO 20474-9:2017

Earth-moving machinery. Safety. Requirements for pipelayers

Status : 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.

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 20474-9:2017
TitleEarth-moving machinery. Safety. Requirements for pipelayers
Publication Date19 July 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 6394:2008, ISO 7136:2006, ISO 9244:2008, ISO 12117-2:2008, ISO 19472:2006, ISO 6405-2:2017, ISO 8813:1992, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 6393:2008, ISO 7597:2013
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 3411:2007
International RelationshipsISO 20474-9:2017
Draft Superseded By16/30277582 DC
DescriptorsHealth and safety requirements, Safety, Earth-moving equipment, Hazards, Pipelaying equipment
Title in FrenchEngins de terrassement. Sécurité Exigences applicables aux tracteurs poseurs de canalisations
ISBN978 0 580 81828 8
File Size524 KB

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