AS 12508:2021 – Earth-moving machinery -Operator station and maintenance areas- Bluntness of edges (ISO 12508:1994, MOD).
AS 12508 defines the permissible limits of the sharpness of edges and corners, to reduce the risk of injury to the operator or maintenance personnel while operating earth-moving machinery and performing maintenance. It applies to operator and maintenance access/egress systems as defined in ISO 2860 and ISO 2867, and the operator station on earth-moving machinery as described In ISO 6165.
2 Normative references
The following standards contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this International Standard. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to revision, and parties to agreements based on this International Standard are encouraged to Investigate the possibility of applying the most recent editions of the standards indicated below. Members of IEC and ISO maintain registers of currently valid International Standards.
ISO 2860:1992, Earth-movIng machinery — Minimum access dimensions.
ISO 2867:1994, Earth-moving machinery — Access systems.
ISO 6165:1987, Earth-moving machinery — Basic types — Vocabulary.
3 Requirements
Structural edges and corners (see figure 1) of metallic and non-metallic materials of sufficient hardness to cause contusions or penetration of the human skin shall comply with the requirements In 3d to 3.3.
3.1 Edges of parts shall be rounded or chamfered to a minimum dimension of 0,3 mm as shown in figure 2. or fitted with a protective strip. For edge thicknesses of 1 mm or less, a protective strip shall be fitted.
3.2 External corners such as on cab or service doors and pointed objects shall have a minimum radius of 4 mm.
Zz.1 Scope
This Appendix lists the normative variations to ISO 12508:1994.Zz.2 Variations
The following modifications are required for Australian conditions:ElementInstruction/New text
After the first paragraph, add the following:
The Australian Standard listed below is a modified adoption of, or not equivalent to, the lSonormative reference and is required for the application of this Standard.All references in thesource text to that 1SO normative reference shall be replaced by references to the correspondingAustralian Standards.Australian or Australian/New Zealand Standards that are identicaladoptions of international normative references may be used interchangeably.
Delete*ISO 2867:1994,Earth-moving machinery—Access systems” and replace with the following:AS 5327:2019,Earth-moving machinery — Access systems (1SO 2867:2011,MOD).