Australian & International standards form such an important part of defining the why, how and when of managing risk.
Here we will delve into the world of standards with a specific focus on those that affect all things machinery and risk assessment. What’s new, what’s out and most importantly how it affects you and your machines.
As always, Plant Assessor customers can ask me a question regarding standards or legislative obligations anytime, simply email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be answered in this section of the newsletter each month.
Here are the latest developments in Australian and International standards that may affect you:
Earth-moving machinery, Design guide for access systems
|COMMENTS: Despite AS3868:1991 Earth-moving machinery, Access systems now being withdrawn we are still waiting for DRAS5237:2018 Earth-moving machinery, Access systems to be released as its replacement. As mentioned in previous articles this will have immediate effect on your machines. Watch this space.
|Safety of machinery application guide
|Earth-moving machinery. Access systems
|Safety of machinery – Electrical equipment of Machines – Part 1: General requirements
|Current – supersedes 2014 version
|Current – modified version of ISO2867:2011
|Current – revision of AS60204.1 2005 version
Human body measurements – Basic human body measurements for technological design
Current – revision of 2014 version
|COMMENTS: DRAS4024.1204, 1701 & 1803 are no longer available on the standards website and have closed for comment. We will let you know when they are published and how, if any changes affect you and your machines.
|Safety distances and safety gaps – Minimum gaps to prevent crushing of parts of the human body
|Current – revision of
|Current – revision of 2018 version
Variable message signs. Fixed signs
Current – revision of 2009 version
|COMMENTS: DRAS4852.1:2019 Variable message signs. Fixed signs. This draft standard is available on the Standards Australia shop for free, click here. This draft version was published on 07/06/2019.
|Variable message signs. Portable signs
|Current – revision of 2009 version
|COMMENTS: DRAS4852.2:2019 Variable message signs. Portable signs. This draft standard is available on the Standards Australia shop for free, click here. This draft version was published on 07/06/2019. Anyone is able to comment up to 09/08/2019.
|Cranes – Test code and procedures
|Current – modified version of ISO4310:2009
|COMMENTS: DRAS5242:2019 Cranes – Test code and Procedures is no longer available on the standards website and have closed for comment. We will let you know when they are published and how, if any changes affect you and your machines.
Disclaimer: This information is intended to provide general information on the subject matter. This is not intended as legal or expert advice for your specific situation. You should seek professional advice before acting or relying on the content of this information.