Conveyors represent wide-ranging and varied applications from simple conveyors carrying light loads, as found in the retailing and pharmaceutical industries to large conveyors carrying tonnes of material, as seen in mining and extractive industries and heavy industrial applications.
Conveyors present wide variation in design and operating environments so they demand equally wide-ranging safety strategies. The safety requirements for some conveyors can be addressed by applying the principles set out in the AS 4024.1:2014 series without the need for further guidance.
However, potential uncertainty, interpretation, and ambiguity can result in a lower standard of safety than would be the case if application guidance of the principles set out in AS 4024.1:2014 series were not provided. Specific guidance on applying the AS 4024.1:2014 series to conveyors is addressed in these standards, with the aim of improving consistency across the suite of machinery standards.
The objectives of these standards are to provide guidance and clarity in applying the principles from the AS 4024.1:2014 series of standards to conveyors and to protect workers and other persons against harm to their health, safety, and welfare through the elimination or minimisation of life cycle risks associated with conveyor systems.
AS 4024.1-2014, Safety of machinery series contains 25 Parts (Parts 1100 to 1907; including AS 4024.1501-2006 (R2014), AS 4024.1502-2006 (R2014), and AS 4024.1603-2006 (R2014))
AS/NZS 4024.1:2014, Safety of machinery series contains 22 AS/NZS parts (excluding AS 4024.1501-2006 (R2014), AS 4024.1502-2006 (R2014), and AS 4024.1603-2006 (R2014))