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New Edition: the manufacturer of machinery is committed by EN ISO 14119 to take measures against defeating of safeguards

Category : Allgemein

The international standard EN ISO 14119 “Safety of machinery – Interlocking devices associated with guards” is aimed at the manufacturer of machinery and contains requirements relating to the monitoring of the position of safety doors, protective covers, etc. When the safeguard is opened it leads usually to a standstill of dangerous movements or further operation is only possible with reduced speed and in a hold-to-run-mode. However, if the operator will be hindered from carrying out his work, e.g. due to the need of frequently open a safeguard, the motivation to defeat a safeguard is provided. The current edition of EN ISO 14119 therefor requires to determine the motivation to defeat interlocking devices and when indicated to upgrading both the usability and safety concept of the machinery.