BS EN 14656:2006 – Safety of machinery — Safety requirements for extrusion presses for steel and non-ferrous metals

BS EN 14656:2006 - Safety of machinery — Safety requirements for extrusion presses for steel and non-ferrous metals

1 Scope
This European Standard applies to:
extrusion presses from the exit side of the heater through associated handling, cooling and quenching equipment including, e.g. the puller, the hot saw, the run-out table, the stretcher, the cold saw, cold sawtable and/or coiler when incorporated into the equipment, to a point where the extruded product is passed to associated finishing equipment.
It specifies the health and safety requirements at all stages in the life of the equipment, its design, ordering,construction, use and disposal.
This European Standard specifies requirements to be met by the manufacturer to ensure the health and safety of persons during construction, transport, commissioning, operation, maintenance and de-commissioning, as well as in the event of foreseeable faults as malfunctions which may occur in the equipment.
This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to extrusion presses when they are used as intended and under conditions which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
This European Standard is not applicable to extrusion presses which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 294, Safety of machinery — Safety distances to prevent danger zones being reached by the upper limbs
EN 349, Safety of machinery — Minimum gaps to avoid crushing of parts of the human body
EN 41 8:1 992, Safety of machinery — Emergency stop equipment, functional aspects — Principles for design
EN 563 , Safety of machinery — Temperatures of touchable surfaces — Ergonomics data to establish
3 Terms and definitions
For the purpose of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN ISO 1 21 00:2003 and the following
NOTE Definitions used in EN and ISO standards referred to in this European Standard are also valid for this European Standard.
body responsible for the final installation and commissioning of equipment within the scope of this European Standard and which issues the declaration of conformity
foreseeable risk
hazardous event which may occur during installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of the equipment
maintenance, inspection, servicing, repair, lubrication, adjustment and replacement of the equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
extrusion press, ancillary machinery as well as tools and devices used during the operation, maintenance and any inspection carried out in order to gather information relevant to the design and construction of the other activities associated with the extrusion process
operators’ areas
areas where the operators have to be present to control all activities associated with the extrusion process
site inspection
BS EN 14656:2006 – Safety of machinery — Safety requirements for extrusion presses for steel and non-ferrous metals

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