Machinery access solutions and requirements
All of our aluminium constructions try to meet the standard requirements of EN 14122 and OSHA for all permanent means of access to machinery, industrial plants, stairs and ladders.
Standard requirements for machinery access solutions
The standard requirement EN ISO 14122 is the most important design directive for our constructions in Europe. This norms describes the selection and specifications of resources needed for safe machine access.
In the U.S.A. all the JOMY constructions meet OSHA safety and health standards.
Standard requirements EN 14122
EN ISO 14122 is a major international safety standard related to "Safety of machinery - Permanent means of access to machines and industrial plants".
The sections of ISO 14122 describe the different types of access based on the elevation angle:
Standard OSHA Requirements
Working on and around stairways and ladders can be dangerous. For example, stairways and ladders are major sources of injuries among construction workers. Many of these injuries are serious enough to require time off the job.
OSHA rules apply to all stairways and ladders used in construction, alteration, repair, painting, decorating, and demolition of worksites covered by OSHA’s construction safety and health standards. OSHA rules specify when employers must provide stairways and ladders. The standards require the following:
When there is a break in elevation of 48cm or more and no ramp, runway, embankment, or personnel hoist is available, employers must provide a stairway or ladder at all worker access points.