EN ISO 14122 requirements for walkways and platforms
According to the standard EN ISO 14122 "Safety of machinery - Permanent means of access to machines and industrial plants" working platforms and walkways provide a safe access to heights for angles of incline between 0 ° and 20 °. The preferred angle of incline is between 0° and 10 °.
ISO 14122-2 is specifically dedicated to working platforms and walkways in an industrial environment or for technical and maintenance access.
The following safety criteria are included in ISO14122-2 requirements:
- Width: Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the clear width of a walkway must be at minimum of 600mm but preferably 800mm.
- Flooring: The Maximum opening of the flooring of a working platform or walkway must be small enough to prevent a 35mm diameter ball from falling through.
- Minimum operating loads: 2 kN/m2 under distributed load, 1,5 kN under a concentrated load (on a unfavorable 200mm x 200mm area).
Please contact JOMY's engineering department for a detailed review of the technical requirements of ISO14122-2 for your specific project.