BS EN ISO 23125:2015 - Machine tools. Safety. Turning machines

BS EN ISO 23125:2015

Machine tools. Safety. Turning machines

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : January 2015
Conformity to regulation : Designated



This International Standard specifies the requirements and/or measures to eliminate the hazards or reduce the risks in the following groups of turning machines and turning centres, which are designed primarily to shape metal by cutting.

  • Group 1: Manually controlled turning machines without numerical control.

  • Group 2: Manually controlled turning machines with limited numerically controlled capability.

  • Group 3: Numerically controlled turning machines and turning centres.

  • Group 4: Single- or multi-spindle automatic turning machines.


For detailed information on the machine groups, see the definitions in 3.4 and mandatory and optional modes of operation in 3.3.


Requirements in this International Standard are, in general, applicable to all groups of turning machines. If requirements are applicable to some special group(s) of turning machines only, then the special group(s) of turning machine(s) is/are specified.


Hazards arising from other metalworking processes (e.g. grinding and laser processing) are covered by other International Standards (see Bibliography).

This International Standard covers the significant hazards listed in Clause 4 and applies to ancillary devices (e.g. for workpieces, tools and work clamping devices, handling devices and chip handling equipment), which are integral to the machine.

This International Standard also applies to machines which are integrated into an automatic production line or turning cell inasmuch as the hazards and risks arising are comparable to those of machines working separately.

This International Standard also includes a minimum list of safety-relevant information which the manufacturer has to provide to the user. See also ISO 12100:2010, Figure 2, which illustrates the interaction of manufacturer’s and user’s responsibility for the operational safety.

The user’s responsibility to identify specific hazards (e.g. fire and explosion) and reduce the associated risks can be critical (e.g. whether the central extraction system is working correctly).

Where additional processes (milling, grinding, etc.) are involved, this International Standard can be taken as a basis for safety requirements; for specific information see the Bibliography.

This International Standard applies to machines that are manufactured after the date of issue of this International Standard.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 23125:2015
TitleMachine tools. Safety. Turning machines
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 January 2015
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60825-1:2007, ISO 13856-3:2013, ISO 14159:2002, ISO 11202:2010, ISO 13849-2:2003, ISO 14120:2002, ISO 447:1984, ISO 14122-2:2001, ISO 230-5:2000, ISO 13856-2:2005, ISO 9355-2, ISO 10218-2:2011, ISO 9355-1, ISO 11161:2007, ISO 13851:2002, ISO 4871:1996, ISO 841:2001, EN 1837:1999+A1:2009, ISO/TR 11688-1:1995, ISO 15534-2:2000, ISO 13854:1996, EN 954-1:1996, ISO 15534-1:2000, ISO 13850:2006, ISO 14118:2000, ISO 13849-1:2006, ISO 14122-3:2001, ISO 11161:2007/A1:2010, ISO 9241, ISO 9355-3, ISO 14122-1:2001, ISO 4413:2010, IEC 61000-6-4:2011, ISO 6385:2004, ISO 14122-4:2004, ISO 16156:2004, ISO 13857:2008, ISO 13855:2010, ISO 11204:2010, IEC 61800-5-2:2007, ISO 14119:2013, ISO 12100:2010, IEC 60529, ISO 4414:2010, ISO 3744:2010, IEC 61000-6-2:2005, IEC 60204-1:2009, ISO 702, ISO 3746:2010, ISO 8525:2008, ISO 11228
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 692, ISO 13732-1, ISO 15641, IEC 61511-1, EN 12417, ISO 15534-3, EN 693, 2006/42/EC, EN 13128, IEC 61508, EN 50370-1, ISO 1219-2, EN 50370-2, EN 12717, EN 414, IEC 61496-3, IEC 60947-5-1/A1:2009, EN 12198-1, EN 13478, EN 12198-3, ISO 11553-1:2020, ISO 2806:1994, BS EN ISO 11553-1:2020, ISO 7000, ISO 3002-1, EN 13736:2003, ISO 2972, ISO 9614-1:1993, EN 12198-2, ISO 1219-1, ISO 13856-1, EN 13218, IEC 60947-5-1, IEC 61496-2
ReplacesBS EN ISO 23125:2010+A1:2012
Amended ByCorrigendum, February 2017; Corrigendum, December 2015
DescriptorsVerification, Control devices, Numerical control, Machine tool components, Safety measures, Metalworking machines, Turning tools, Manual control systems, Automatic control systems, Hazards, Equipment safety, Spindles, Safety devices, Machine tools, Lathes, Occupational safety, Centres (machine tool components), Instructions for use
Title in FrenchMachines-outils. Sécurité. Machines de tournage
Title in GermanWerkzeugmaschinen. Sicherheit. Drehmaschinen
ISBN978 0 580 97527 1
File Size3.421 MB

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