BS EN ISO 20607:2019 - Safety of machinery. Instruction handbook. General drafting principles

BS EN ISO 20607:2019

Safety of machinery. Instruction handbook. General drafting principles

Status : Current   Published : November 2019



This document specifies requirements for the machine manufacturer for preparation of the safety-relevant parts of an instruction handbook for machinery.

This document:

  • provides further specifications to the general requirements on information for use given in ISO 12100:2010, 6.4.5; and

  • deals with the safety-related content, the corresponding structure and presentation of the instruction handbook, taking into account all phases of the life cycle of the machine.


The strategy for risk reduction at the machine is given in ISO 12100:2010, Clause 6, and includes inherently safe design measures, safeguarding and complementary risk reduction measures as well as information for use.


Annex A contains a correspondence table between ISO 12100:2010, 6.4, and this document.


Information for conception and preparation of instructions in general is available in IEC/IEEE 82079-1 .

This document establishes the principles which are indispensable to provide information on residual risks.

This document does not address requirements for declaration of noise and vibration emissions.

This document is not applicable to machinery manufactured before the date of its publication.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 20607:2019
TitleSafety of machinery. Instruction handbook. General drafting principles
Publication Date11 November 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 12100:2010
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC/IEEE 82079-1:2019, BS EN IEC/IEEE 82079-1:2020, ISO 11161:2007, ISO/TR 22100-4:2018, ISO/IEC Guide 51:2014, ISO 3864, IEC 61310, ISO 7010, ISO 7000
International RelationshipsEN ISO 20607:2019,ISO 20607:2019
Draft Superseded By18/30351698 DC
DescriptorsSafety, Instruction, Safety of machinery, Machinery safety, Handbooks
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Notice d'instructions. Principes rédactionnels généraux
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Betriebsanleitung. Allgemeine Gestaltungsgrundsätze
ISBN978 0 580 96426 8
File Size1.876 MB

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