BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016 Safety of machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery. Stairs, stepladders and guard-rails

BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016

Safety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Stairs, stepladders and guard-rails

Status : Current   Published : June 2016



What is this standard about?

This is Part 3 in a series of four international standardswhich define general requirements for safe access to machinery. The series applies to both stationary and mobile machinery where a fixed means of access is necessary, but doesn’t apply to powered means of access such as lifts, escalators or other devices designed to lift people between two levels.

Who is this standard for?

It will be used by:

  • Machine manufacturers (small, medium and large enterprises)
  • Health and safety bodies (regulators, accident prevention organizations, market surveillance, etc.)

The standard’s use will also affect:

  • Machine users/employers (small, medium and large enterprises)
  • Machine users/employees (e.g. trade unions, organizations for people with special needs)
  • Service providers, e.g. for maintenance (small, medium and large enterprises)
  • Consumers (where machinery is intended for use by consumers)

Why should you use this standard? 

This part of BS EN ISO 14122 gives requirements for non-powered stairs, stepladders and guard-rails which are a part of a stationary machine, and to the non-powered adjustable parts (e.g. foldable, slidable) and movable parts of those fixed means of access.

It specifies minimum requirements that also apply when the same means of access is required as the part of the building or civil construction (e.g. stairs, stepladders, guard-rails) where the machine is installed, on condition that the main function of that part of the construction is to provide a means of access to the machine.

It is intended that this part of BS EN ISO 14122 is used with BS EN ISO 14122-1 to give the requirements for steps, stepladders and guard-rails. 

NOTE: This part of BS EN ISO 14122 is not applicable to machinery manufactured before the date of its publication.

What’s changed since the last update?

The 2016 version is a full five-year technical revision of BS EN ISO 14122-3:2001+A1:2010 which has been withdrawn.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 14122-3:2016
TitleSafety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Stairs, stepladders and guard-rails
Publication Date30 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 12100, ISO 14122-1:2016
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 13857, EN 1005–3:2002+A1:2008, ISO 14122-4, EN 1005–2:2003+A1:2008, ISO 15534-2, EN 353–1, ISO 15534-1, ISO 14122-2, 2006/42/EC, ISO 15534-3, EN 131–2, EN 795, EN 364, 95/16/EC, ISO 13854, ISO 4254-1, ISO 2867
ReplacesBS EN ISO 14122-3:2001+A1:2010
International RelationshipsEN ISO 14122-3:2016,ISO 14122-3:2016
Draft Superseded By13/30291705 DC
DescriptorsGuard rails, Equipment safety, Safety measures, Occupational safety, Access, Barriers, Stairs, Permanent, Ladders, Step ladders
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Moyens d'accès permanents aux machines. Escaliers, échelles à marches et garde-corps
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Ortsfeste Zugänge zu maschinellen Anlagen. Treppen, Treppenleitern und Geländer
ISBN978 0 580 84645 8
File Size2.009 MB

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