Which standards help more in the production of safe machinery, incomplete machines and plants?
What, actually, is a Standard?
Harmonised standards are non-binding technical specifications, which have been adopted by one of the European standards organisations.
CEN – European Standards Committee
CENELEC – European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation
ETSI – European Institute for Telecommunication Standardisation
If the manufacturer fulfils the harmonised standards for the product, the conformity is presumed. That means that one can assume, that the product fulfils these requirements.
However, there are not harmonised standards for all products.
We distinguish between A, B and C standards, which are each to be applied in principal individually.
A-standards are safety base standards, which can be applied to machines. These define basic terminology, design principles and general aspects.
B-standards are generic safety standards, which deal with safety aspects or safeguards.
C-standards reflect the detailed safety requirements for specific machines or group of machines.
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