SNZ AS/NZS 4024.3612
Safety of machinery Part 3612: Conveyors-Chain conveyors and unit handling conveyors
|Publication Date:||21 August 2015|
This Standard sets out minimum lifecycle safety requirements for chain conveyors and unit handling conveyors, which are in addition to the general requirements of AS/NZS 4024.3610. It also contains requirements for systems comprising multiple conveyors. It specifies requirements for people who design/modify, manufacture, supply, install, commission, operate, maintain or dismantle chain conveyors and unit handling conveyors.
This Standard does not apply to bulk materials handling belt conveyors, which are covered by AS/NZS 4024.3611.
This Standard includes requirements for users and providers of inspection, maintenance, training and the implementation of safe work practices for such equipment. Particular emphasis is given to operational safety and the protection afforded to operators, maintenance personnel or other persons who may be exposed to risks to health and safety associated with conveyors. The following types of conveyors are covered:
(b) Barrel or drum.
(h) Truck towing.
(i) Powered roller.
(k) Twin flat top.
This Standard excludes the following:
(i) Platform elevators/lifts.
(ii) Moving stairways.
(iii) Moving walkways.
(iv) Conveyors specifically designed for the conveyance of people.
(v) Materials hoists.
(vi) Conveying of material by fluids, e.g. slurries, powder.
This Standard specifies additional requirements for chain conveyors and unit handling conveyors that supplement and shall be applied in conjunction with the general requirements of AS/NZS 4024.3610. Where this Standard and AS/NZS 4024.3610 cover the same scope, this Standard shall take precedence.
Conveyors shall comply with relevant parts of each section. For example, unit handling chain conveyors shall comply with the relevant clauses from Sections 1, 2 and 4.