PD 5304:2019 - Guidance on safe use of machinery – BSI British Standards
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PD 5304:2019

Guidance on safe use of machinery

Status : Current   Published : December 2019



What is PD 5304:2019 for? 

This UK published document supplies “one-stop shop” guidance and advice on the safe use of machinery, including that supplied prior to the implementation of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992.

The guidance in PD 5304:2019 includes:

a)      The basic principles of safeguarding, with reference to current harmonized European machinery safety standards

b)     The continuing safe use of machinery manufactured in accordance with harmonized European machinery safety standards, in conjunction with the machine supplier’s instructions for use

It describes and illustrates a variety of protective measures and explains methods by which it’s possible to assess which measure(s) it is reasonable to adopt in particular circumstances.

It contains a raft of important safety related information that would otherwise have to be sourced from numerous documents, and provides practical advice and examples not found in other standards. 

PD 5304:2019 aids compliance with PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) when a machine is undergoing modification, refurbishment, change of location or change of use. It gives guidance for machines that have been in use for a number of years.

Also in a sector dominated by ISO, IEC and CEN standards – it’s specifically written for the UK market (although it’s also popular in several overseas markets).

NOTE: The guidance can be applied to machinery during its modification, refurbishment, upgrading or change of use in order to satisfy the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

Although reference is made to particular types of machine, specific recommendations are not given for every type of machine. It’s also necessary to consult specific legislation in applying the principles set down.

Who is PD 5304:2019 for?

  • Machine users
  • Local authorities
  • The Health and Safety Executive
  • Trade associations
  • Industry bodies
  • Professional institutions

PD 5304:2019 will typically be used by the following job title holders: managing director, production director, operations director, manufacturing director, plant director, chief manufacturing executive, general manager, plant manager, production engineering manager, manufacturing engineering manager, production engineer, manufacturing engineer, operations manager, health and safety manager, safety manager, maintenance manager and maintenance engineer.

What’s new about PD 5304:2019?

This revision ensures the document stays relevant and current. Normative references have changed, and clause references have been updated. Also a number of errors have been corrected in Figures and Tables to keep up with requirements.

Standard NumberPD 5304:2019
TitleGuidance on safe use of machinery
Publication Date17 December 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN ISO 12543, BS EN ISO 7731, BS EN 1672-2, BS EN ISO 4414, BS EN IEC 60812, BS EN 60947-5-5:1998+A2:2017, BS EN ISO 14119:2013, BS EN IEC 60947-4-1:2019, BS EN 60204-32:2008, BS EN 62061:2005+A2:2015, BS EN ISO 13857:2008, BS EN ISO 12100:2010, BS EN 60947-5-1:2017, BS EN 61496-1:2013, BS EN ISO 13849-1:2015, BS EN IEC 60204-11, BS EN ISO 13856-1, BS EN ISO 14122, BS EN ISO 14118, BS EN 1837, BS EN 60947-4-2, BS EN 61800-5-2, ISO 13854, BS EN ISO 4413, BS EN IEC 62046, BS EN ISO 13855, BS EN 981, BS EN 61310-1, BS EN ISO 14120, BS EN ISO 13850, BS EN ISO 14159, BS EN 61310-3, BS 6753, BS EN 60204 1:2018, BS EN 547, BS EN 61800-5-1, BS EN 349, BS IEC 61496-2, PD CLC/TR 60079-32-1, BS EN 61310-2, BS EN 1299, BS EN 1550, BS EN ISO 13849-2, BS EN ISO 13851, BS EN IEC 61496-3, BS EN 50205, BS EN 60529, BS EN 61810
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 13856-2:2013, BS EN 954-1:1997, BS 5304:1988, BS EN 1525:1998, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, BS EN 12013, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008, BS EN ISO 10218-2, BS EN IEC 62443, BS EN 12198, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998, BS EN 1417, Safety Signs and Signals Regulations 1996, BS EN ISO 5674, Ionising Radiation Regulations 2019, PD IEC TR 63074, PD ISO/TR 22100-4, BS EN 415-4, BS EN ISO 10472, BS EN ISO 11111-1, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998, BS 7671, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992, BS EN ISO 13856-2, Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
ReplacesPD 5304:2014
DescriptorsInterlocks, Risk assessment, Hazards, Control systems, Ergonomics, Machine guards, Control devices, Equipment safety, Health and safety requirements, Safety devices, Safety engineering, Occupational safety, Safety measures
ISBN978 0 539 03706 7
File Size9.886 MB

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