1.1 This standard specifies the technical safety requirements and protective measures to be adopted by persons undertaking the design, construction and supply (including information which must be provided for installation and dismantling, with arrangements for transport and maintenance) of transfer and special purpose machines (see 3.1). These machines are designed to process only a pre-specified metal or analogous material workpiece, or limited family of similar workpieces by means of a predetermined sequence of machining operations and process parameters. 1.2 This standard takes account of intended use, including reasonably foreseeable misuse, maintenance, cleaning, and setting operations. It specifies access arrangements to machining positions and manual load/unload stations (see 3.4). It presumes access to the machine from all directions. It describes means to reduce risks to operators and other exposed persons. 1.3 This standard also applies to transport devices for workpiece load/unload when they form an integral part of the machine.