20/30401013 DC - BS EN 17449. Safety of machinery. Safety requirements to finishing lines for metal strip

20/30401013 DC

BS EN 17449. Safety of machinery. Safety requirements to finishing lines for metal strip

Status : Current, Draft for public comment   Published : February 2020



This document specifies the general safety requirements for finishing lines for metal strip, hereafter referred as finishing line(s), as defined in 3.1.

This document deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant for finishing lines when used as intended and under conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. This document provides the requirements to be met by the manufacturer to ensure the safety of persons and property during transport, commissioning, operation and de-commissioning, as well as in the event of foreseeable failures or malfunctions that can occur in the equipment (see Clauses 4 and 5).


Plant (machinery, equipment, devices) for the customer-specific processing of metal strip/metal foil (starting material: hot rolled or cold rolled strip as coil) from the material feeding (1) via the finishing process (2) until the material removal (3) (see exemplary layout in Figure 1).

Examples of finishing lines and their machinery/equipment covered by the scope of this standard are listed below:

  • finishing lines, e.g.:

  • slitting line (see Figure 2);

  • cut-to-length line (see Figure 3);

  • feeding line (see Figure 4);

  • blanking line;

  • trimming line;

  • rounding machines;

  • strip edge machining lines;

  • inspection lines;

  • rewinding lines, separator lines, doubler lines;

  • strip-supply lines (e.g. for presses or roll forming lines);

  • interlinked machinery/equipment which can be part of a finishing line, e.g.:

    • coil conveying (e.g. feeding in, threading, pushing-in, guiding and transporting);

    • stretching, bending, levelling machine;

    • marking machine;

    • recoiler and uncoiler;

    • shears;

    • punching machine;

    • coil and sleeve handling device;

    • welding machine;

    • oiling machine;

    • scrap chopper, scrap coiler, scrap conveyor;

    • changing device;

    • stacking device;

    • coil transport device (associated with the line);

    • measuring systems and devices;

    • fluid systems.

  • packaging lines (EN 415);

  • roll forming lines;

  • machines for painting and laminating;

  • embossing machine;

  • saws;

  • plate shear (plate as raw material) (EN 13985);

  • equipment for applying (removing) media to (from) the material surface;

  • coil transport devices the boundaries of the line (e.g. supply from the storage);

  • presses (EN 692 and EN 693);

  • milling machines (EN 13128);

  • machinery using laser (EN ISO 11553) for strip processing (e.g. welding, cutting);

  • punching machines (as stand-alone machine);

  • cranes;

  • robots (EN ISO 10218);

  • separate media systems (e.g. compressed air system, exhaust system);

  • storage equipment.

For modernization, this document can be applied for the parts to be modernized.

Standard Number20/30401013 DC
TitleBS EN 17449. Safety of machinery. Safety requirements to finishing lines for metal strip
StatusCurrent, Draft for public comment
Publication Date03 February 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 14118, EN ISO 14120, EN ISO 4413, EN ISO 13857, EN 60204-1:2006, EN 12464-1, EN ISO 11553 (all parts), EN 61496-1, EN 842, EN ISO 4414, ISO 3864-1, EN ISO 14119, EN 61310 (all parts), EN ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 13849-1:2015, EN ISO 4871:2009, EN 614-1:2006+A1:2009, EN ISO 13850:2015, EN 894-3, EN 13861, EN 894-2, ISO 6183, EN ISO 11064-2, EN ISO 13732-1, EN 60447, EN ISO 14123-2, EN 614-2, EN ISO 11064-3, EN 1299, EN ISO 13854, EN ISO 14122-4, EN 894-1, EN ISO 14122-3, EN ISO 11202, EN 953, EN 12254, EN ISO 11064-6, EN ISO 14122-2, EN 60825-4, EN ISO 7010, EN ISO 11064-1, EN 60825-1, EN ISO 7731, EN 12198-3, EN ISO 361, EN ISO 14122-1, EN ISO 14123-1, EN 14253, EN 981, EN ISO 13855
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 61800-5-2:2017, EN ISO 13849-2:2012, EN ISO 11821, EN ISO 19353, EN 692, EN 60447, EN ISO 11688-2, EN ISO 11820, EN 15004-1, EN 693, EN ISO 11546 (all parts), EN ISO 11691, EN 12094-1, DIN VDE 0833-1:2003, EN 50171, ISO 7000, EN ISO 11688-1, EN ISO 6682
International RelationshipsprEN 17449
Draft Expiry Date25 March 2020
DescriptorsSafety instructions, Safety engineering, Work safety, Safety, Machinery safety, Safety of machinery, Safety requirements
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines - Prescriptions de sécurité pour les lignes de finition pour bandes métalliques
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen - Sicherheitsanforderungen an Adjustageanlagen für Metallband
File Size1.625 MB
NotesWarning: this draft is not current beyond its expiry date for comments.

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