A.4 Standards and specifications
In addition to the requirements of the guidelines and standards, company-specific
requirements must be taken into account. Large corporations in particular (e.g. automobile
manufacturers) make stringent demands regarding automation components, which are often
listed in their own equipment specifications.
Safety-related issues (e.g. operating modes, operator actions with access to hazardous areas,
EMERGENCY STOP concepts, etc.) should be clarified with customers early on so that they
can be integrated in the risk assessment/risk reduction process.
Other safety-related issues
Information sheets issued by the Employer's Liability Insurance Association
Safety-related measures to be implemented cannot always be derived from directives,
standards, or regulations. In this case, supplementary information and explanations are
Some regulatory bodies issue publications on an extremely wide range of subjects.
These publications are in German. In some instances, they are also available in English and
Information sheets covering the following areas are available, for example:
● Process monitoring in production environments
● Axes subject to gravitational force
● Roller pressing machines
● Lathes and turning centers - purchasing/selling
These information sheets issued by specialist committees can be obtained by all interested
parties (e.g. to provide support in factories, or when regulations or safety-related measures
for plants and machines are defined). These information sheets provide support for the fields
of machinery construction, production systems, and steel construction.
You can download the information sheets from the Internet address (http://www.bghm.de/)
(website is in German, although some of the sheets are available in English):
1. First select the area "Arbeitsschützer", followed by the menu item "Praxishilfen" and finally
● Safety Integrated, The Safety Program for Industries of the World (5th Edition and
Supplement), Article No. 6ZB5 000-0AA01-0BA1
● Safety Integrated - Terms and Standards - Machine Safety Terminology (Edition 04/2007),
Article No. E86060-T1813-A101-A1
Safety Integrated - SINAMICS G110M, G120, G120C, G120D and SIMATIC ET 200pro FC-2
Function Manual, 01/2017, FW V4.7 SP6, A5E34261271B AD