This standard provides performance requirements for the design,construction, installation, operation and maintenance of thesafeguarding listed below when applied to machines.
a) Guards (see clause 7);
b) Safeguarding devices (see clause 8);
c) Awareness devices (see clause 9);
d) Safeguarding methods (see clause 10).
This standard also provides performance requirements forcomplementary equipment and measures (see clause 12), safe workprocedures (see clause 11), and safety functions (see clause6).
This standard does not provide the requirements for theselection of the safeguarding for a particular application.
Any deviation in conforming to a requirement of this standardshall be carefully considered and based on a documented riskassessment to achieve acceptable risk. The reasoning andinformation concerning any deviation shall be included in theinformation for operation and maintenance of the machinery.