Type A standards are basic safety standards covering basic concepts, design principles and general aspects that can be applied to all machinery.
Example of a Type A standard:
- EN ISO 12100 - General principles for design
Type B standards are generic safety standards covering safety aspects or one type of safeguard that can be used across a wide range of machinery. However, there are two types of B standards, Type B1 standards for particular safety aspects and Type B2 standards for safeguards.
Examples of Type B1 standards:
- EN ISO 13851 - Safety-related parts of control systems
- DIN EN ISO 14120 - Positioning of safeguards
Examples of Type B2 standards:
- EN 574 - Two-hand control devices and
- EN 953 - Fixed guards
Type C standards are machine safety standards dealing with details safety requirements for a particular machine or group of machines.
Examples of Type C standards:
- EN ISO 16092-3 - Hydraulic presses
- EN 415, 1-10 - Packaging machines
- EN 12409 - Thermoforming machines