Where can we meet this Hazard ?
Mechanical risks are applicable to all mechanical equipment belonging to or hired by CERN or the collaborating institutions, used or intended for use at CERN, and associated activities. This equipment shall comply with CERN safety rules for all the steps of its lifetime (Design, manufacture, Installation, Use maintenance and dismantling).
Mechanical hazards are associated with installation and operation of mechanical equipment.
In particular, this applies to:
- Lifting equipment
- Pressure equipment
- Metallic structures
CERN Safety Rules
The CERN safety documents concerning mechanical risks are the following
SR-M : Mechanical equipment
GSI-M-1 : Lifting equipment and accessories
SSI-M-1-1: Slings and lifting chains
SSI-M-1-3: Non-fixed load-lifting accessories
SSI-M-1-4: Manually powered lifting equipment
SSI-M-1-6: Lifting tables, vehicle lifts and tail lifts
SSI-M-1-7: Forklift trucks
GSI-M-2 : Standard Pressure equipment
SSI-M-2-1: Pressure vessels
SSI-M-2-2: Simple pressure vessels
SSI-M-2-4: Metallic pressurised piping
SSI-M-2-5: Vacuum chambers and beam pipes
SSI-M-2-6: Transportable pressure equipment
IS42: Compressed gas bottles
The writing of guidelines for Metallic structures, welding and HVAC is under progress. For questions on requirements/standards for these topics please contact the EP Mechanical Safety Correspondent.