Safety distances

In order to provide our customers with a complete overview of machine guarding standards and requirements as early as the planning and construction phase, you can find all safety distances required by the relevant standards for machinery and plant safety on the following pages.

Reaching through openings

If the length of a slot is ≤ 65 mm the thumb acts as a stop. The safety distance can then be reduced to 200 mm.
 

Reaching over

All guards must be designed and positioned in such a way that no change can occur in the safety distances.
 

Reaching upwards

Before one can determine the safety distances required to prevent persons from reaching a hazard zone it is necessary to decide whether the values for high risk or low risk app
 

 

Reaching around

Arm and hand supported up to the knuckle joint.
 

Reaching through

If the length of a slot is ≤ 75 mm long, the safety distance can then be reduced to ≥50 mm.