BS EN 953:1997 specifies the general requirements for the design and construction of both fixed and removable machine guards that protect persons from mechanical hazards. Focusing on the use of guards to minimise exposure to hazards and setting up protective barriers, this standard helps users to improve equipment safety.
PD 5304:2005 gives clear, practical guidelines to ensure a high standard of machinery and equipment safety. It looks at a range of health and safety requirements, ranging from the right selection of protective measures and safeguards, to hands-on examples of machine guard design and their applications.
BS EN 60335-1 gives general requirements to ensure the safety of electrical household appliances – providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances. These best practice recommendations for electrical safety look at common hazards of household equipment or electrically-operated devices that could cause injury to persons in and around the house.
This standard gives recommendations and guidance on the assessment of the risk of legionellosis presented by artificial water systems. It is applicable to any undertaking involving a work activity or premises controlled in connection with a trade, business or other undertaking where water is used or stored in circumstances that could cause a reasonably foreseeable risk of exposure to legionellae and contracting legionellosis.
BS 9991:2011 gives recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of the following building types, to achieve reasonable standards of fire safety for all people in and around:
-Dwellings (single-family dwelling houses, self-contained flats or maisonettes);
-Residential accommodation blocks (e.g. for students or hospital staff), with individual bedrooms and the provision of kitchen/sanitary facilities constructed within a fire compartment, accommodating not more than six persons;
-Sheltered housing and extra care housing.
BS 8300: 2009+A1:2010 looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built environment can help disabled people to make the most of their surroundings. BS 8300: 2009+A1: 2010 looks at how some facilities, such as corridors, car parks and entrances, can be designed to provide aids for the disabled. It also demonstrates how additional features, including ramps, signs, lifts and guard rails, can be installed.