Setting the Standard

SETTING THE STANDARD

Everything you need to know about
Standards & Obligations that affect you

Paul Dean | Founder & Technical Director

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As Australian & International standards form such an important part of defining the why, how and when of managing risk each month we will now include a regular section in our Newsletter called – Setting the Standard. Before you ask, no it’s not a dating advice column. Each month 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 support@assessor.com.au 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:

Number

Name

AS3868

Earth-moving machinery, Design guide for access systems

Published

STATUS

11/02/1991

Withdrawn 06/06/2019

COMMENTS: Despite AS3868:1991 Earth-moving machinery, Access systems now being withdrawn we are still waiting for DRAS5237:2018 Earth-moving machinery,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 it’s replacement. As mentioned in previous articles this will have immediate effect on your machines. Watch this space.

AS4024.1100

Safety of machinery application guide

DRAS5327

Earth-moving machinery. Access systems

AS4024.1204

Safety of machinery – Electrical equipment of Machines – Part 1: General requirements

17/06/2019

Current – supersedes 2014 version

TBC

Current – modified version of ISO2867:2011

TBC

Current – revision of AS60204.1 2005 version

DRAS4024.1701

Human body measurements – Basic human body measurements for technological design

TBC

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.

DRAS4024.1803

Safety distances and safety gaps – Minimum gaps to prevent crushing of parts of the human body

DRAS3000.Amd1

Electrical Installations

TBC

Current – revision of
2014 version

TBC

Current – revision of 2018 version

DRAS4852.1

Variable message signs. Fixed signs

TBC

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. Anyone is able to comment up to 09/08/2019. Click here to submit your comments.

DRAS4852.2

Variable message signs. Portable signs

TBC

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. Click here to submit your comments. Next month’s Talking Standards will have a review of the important differences between the current and the proposed new version.

DRAS5242

Cranes – Test code and procedures

TBC

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.

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