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EVS-EN ISO 14120:2015

Safety of machinery - Guards - General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards (ISO 14120:2015)

General information

Valid from 03.12.2015
Base Documents
ISO 14120:2015; EN ISO 14120:2015
Directives or regulations
2006/42/EC Machinery (MD)

Standard history

Main + amendment

ISO 14120 describes general requirements for the design, construction, and selection of guards provided to protect persons from mechanical hazards. It also indicates other hazards that can influence the design and construction of guards. Guards provide a risk reduction for both protection against unintended access and against ejected parts and substances. The guarding can also give protection against other hazards such as noise, fire, biological hazards and radiation.

It applies to guards for machinery which will be manufactured after it is published. The requirements are applicable if fixed and movable guards are used. It does not cover interlocking devices, which are covered in ISO 14119.

ISO 14120 does not provide requirements for special systems relating specifically to mobility such as ROPS (rollover protective structures), FOPS (falling-object protective structures), and TOPS (tip-over protective structures) or to the ability of machinery to lift loads. The text of ISO 14120:2015 has been approved in Europe as EN ISO 14120:2015 without any modification and supersedes EN 953:1997+A1:2009.

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