Bulgarian Institute for Standardization
Standards – always a step ahead
Phone: +359 2 8174 523, +359 2 8174 504
E-mail: info@bds-bg.org
1797 Sofia, 13 "Lachezar Stanchev" Str., "Izgrev" Complex
ID number: 175079183, VAT number: BG175079183
Main menu

БДС EN 17449:2022

Safety of machinery - Safety requirements to finishing lines for metal strip

Jul 14, 2022

General information

60.60     Jul 14, 2022



European Standard





Language in which you want to receive the document


This document specifies the general safety requirements for finishing lines for metal strip, hereafter referred as finishing line(s), as defined in 3.1.
This document deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant for finishing lines when used as intended and under conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. This document provides the requirements to be met by the manufacturer to ensure the safety of persons and property during transport, commissioning, operation and de-commissioning, as well as in the event of foreseeable failures or malfunctions that can occur in the equipment (see Clauses 4 and 5).
This document is applicable to:
Plant (machinery, equipment, devices) for the customer-specific processing of metal strip/metal foil (starting material: hot rolled or cold rolled strip as coil) from the material feeding (1) via the finishing process (2) until the material removal (3) (see exemplary layout in Figure 1).
Examples of finishing lines and their machinery/equipment covered by the scope of this document are listed below:
— finishing lines, e.g.:
— slitting line (see Figure 2);
— cut-to-length line (see Figure 3);
— feeding line (see Figure 4);
— blanking line;
— trimming line;
— rounding machines;
— strip edge machining lines;
— inspection lines;
— rewinding lines, separator lines, doubler lines;
— strip-supply lines (e.g. for presses or roll forming lines);
— interlinked machinery/equipment which can be part of a finishing line, e.g.:
— coil conveying (e.g. feeding in, threading, pushing-in, guiding and transporting);
— stretching, bending, levelling machine;
— marking machine;
— recoiler and uncoiler;
— shears;
— punching machine;
— coil and sleeve handling device;
— welding machine;
— oiling machine;
— scrap chopper, scrap coiler, scrap conveyor;
— changing device;
— stacking device;
— coil transport device (associated with the line);
— measuring systems and devices;
— fluid systems.
The following machinery may be part of or linked to a finishing line but are not covered by this document:
— packaging lines (EN 415);
— roll forming lines;
— machines for painting and laminating;
— embossing machine;
— saws;
— plate shear (plate as raw material) (EN 13985);
— equipment for applying (removing) media to (from) the material surface;
— coil transport devices outside the boundaries of the line (e.g. supply from the storage);
— presses (EN ISO 16092-1, EN ISO 16092-2 and EN ISO 16092-3);
— milling machines (EN ISO 16090-1);
— machinery using laser (EN ISO 11553) for strip processing (e.g. welding, cutting);
— punching machines (as stand-alone machine);
— cranes;
— robots (EN ISO 10218);
— separate media systems (e.g. compressed air system, exhaust system);
— storage equipment.
For modernization, this document can be applied for the parts to be modernized.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

Life cycle


БДС EN 17449:2022
60.60 Standard published
Jul 14, 2022

Related project

Adopted from EN 17449:2022