Operating instructions for machines according to DIN EN ISO 20607

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Operating instructions for machines according to DIN EN ISO 20607

We are happy to advise you if and how you can get prepared for using the new standard and how you can create operating instructions for machines acc. to DIN EN ISO 20607. Call us, telephone +49 40 52388710, or send an e-mail to info@adt-zielke.com.

NOTE: We will provide you with law-compliant and standard-compliant Operating instructions for machines according to the Machinery Directive.

DIN EN ISO 20607:2019-10 Safety of machinery – Instructions for use – General principles for design (ISO 20607:2019); German version EN ISO 20607:2019 specifies requirements for manufacturers of machinery when designing their instructions for use. Is DIN EN ISO 20607 perhaps an important aid for machine manufacturers in the future?

Efficient operating instructions for machines according to DIN EN ISO 20607

The aim of the standard is to improve the safety specifications and the legibility and user-friendliness of instruction handbooks when the instruction handbook for machinery is drawn up in accordance with the standard. For the purposes of the standard, an instruction handbook for machinery is efficient and generally applicable. Might DIN EN ISO 20607 Safety of Machinery – Instruction handbook – General Principles for Design  in future be an important aid for manufacturers of machinery?

Aim of the standard is to improve the safety specifications as well as readability and user-friendliness of an instruction handbook if the handbook for machines is created according to the standard. In the sense of the standard, the instruction handbook for machines according to DIN EN ISO 20607 is created efficiently and universally valid.

  • The safety standard is a type-B standard as specified in DIN EN ISO 12100.
  • The  DIN EN ISO 20607 is designed as harmonised standard regarding the machinery directive.
  • It applies in particular to manufacturers of machinery (small, medium and large enterprises).
  • The standard shall provide aid for the basic requirements of drafting safety-related instructions.
  • Safety specifications for machines are more precise in the standard than in the horizontal standard EN 82079 Preparation of instructions for use – Structuring, content and presentation – Part 1: General principles and detailed requirements.
  • Contents, structure, format of the instructions for use are regulated.

What does the standard offer?

  • Requirements for the machine manufacturer for the preparation of safety-related parts of the instructions for use of machines
  • Specifications for general requirements to the user information specified in ISO 12100:2010, 6.4
  • Safety-related content, its pertinent structure and the design of the instructions for use under consideration of all life phases of the machine

What are the rules for operating instructions for machines according to DIN EN ISO 20607?

Operating instructions written according to this standard shall provide the user with all information they need

  • to operate the machine safely
  • according to its proper use
  • over the entire life cycle of the machine
  • even in case of predictable misuse

and it should contain information about residual risks following certain basic rules.

The draft standard was being discussed in the tekom advisory council. For further information visit the tekom web site here.

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