PD 5304:2014 Guidance on safe use of machinery

PD 5304:2014

Guidance on safe use of machinery

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : December 2014 Replaced By : PD 5304:2019

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What is this published document about?

Despite improvements in safety over the years, using machinery can still be dangerous. This document will help reduce machine accidents and other adverse health effects from using machines.

Who is this published document for?

  • Anyone using machinery
  • Local authorities
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Mechanical engineering and occupational health and safety institutions
  • Society of Operations Engineers and equivalent groups worldwide

Why should you use this published document?

It provides comprehensive guidance on practical measures and techniques that can be used to safeguard machinery operators, maintenance personnel and others. 

The guidance deals with issues ranging from risk assessment through safeguarding to maintenance and safe working practices, with examples and illustrations throughout. It also applies to machinery during modification, refurbishment, upgrade or change of use.

What’s changed since the last update?

The document was revised to reflect changes in legislation and the impact of European and international safety standards on existing machinery. The revision brings many technologies and processes up to date. In particular, it updates aspects of:

  • Risk assessment
  • Guards
  • Interlocking and control systems
  • Reach distances



Standard NumberPD 5304:2014
TitleGuidance on safe use of machinery
Titles in this kitWhite Binder 4D 25mm 000000000030318458 PD 5304:2005 (Text) Guidance on safe use of machinery

PD 5304:2014 (Contents & Tabs) Guidance on safe use of machinery

PD 5304:2005 (Cover & Spine) Guidance on safe use of machinery

StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 December 2014
Withdrawn Date17 December 2019
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 5304:2019
ReplacesPD 5304:2005
DescriptorsMachine guards, Control devices, Safety devices, Safety measures, Risk assessment, Control systems, Equipment safety, Occupational safety, Hazards, Health and safety requirements, Safety engineering, Ergonomics, Interlocks
ICS13.110
CommitteeMCE/3
ISBN978 0 580 81885 1
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages206
File Size4.309 MB
Price£342.00


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