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ASME B56.5-2004 pdf download.Safety Standard for Guided Industrial Vehicles and Automated Functions of Manned Industrial Vehicles.
1 SCOPE This Standard defines the safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of powered, not mechanically restrained, unmanned automatic guided industrial vehicles and automated functions of manned industrial vehicles. It also applies to vehicles originally designed to operate exclusively in a manned mode but which are subsequently modified to operate in an unmanned, automatic mode, or in a semiautomatic, manual, or maintenance mode. This Standard applies to guided industrial vehicles in automatic mode of operation in nonrestricted areas. Portions of this Standard, when designated, also apply to semiautomatic, manual, and maintenance modes and restricted areas of vehicle operation. It is recognized that restricted areas may exist, and require the user and/or manufacturer to determine appropriate safety provi- sions. Portions ofthis Standard,whendesignated, also apply to automated functions of manned industrial vehicles. This Standard does not apply to passenger-carrying vehicles. 2 PURPOSE The purpose of this Standard is to promote safety through the design, construction, application, operation, and maintenance of unmanned guided industrial vehi- cles and automated functions of manned industrial vehicles. This Standard may be used as a guide by governmen- tal authorities desiring to formulate safety rules and regulations. The Standard is also intended for voluntary use by others associated with manufacturing or use of unmanned guided industrial vehicles and automated functions of manned industrial vehicles. 1 3 INTERPRETATION 3.1 Mandatory and Advisory Rules To carry out the provisions of this Standard, the word shall is to be understood as mandatory and the word should as recommended. 3.2 Classification of Approved Guided Industrial Vehicles The word approved means the classification or listing of guided industrial vehicles as to fire, explosion, and electric shock hazard by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. 3.3 Requests for Interpretation The B56 Committee will render an interpretation of any requirement of the Standard. Interpretations will be rendered only in response to a written request sent to theSecretaryofthe B56Committee, ASME International, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. The request for interpretation shall be in the following format. Subject: Cite the applicable paragraph num- ber(s) and provide a concise description. Edition: Cite the applicable edition of the pertinent standard for which the interpretation is being requested. Question: Phrase the question as a request for an interpretation of a specific requirement suitable for general understanding and use, not as a requestforapprovalofa proprietary design or situation. The inquirer may also include any plans or draw- ings which are necessary to explain the question; however, they should not contain proprietary names or information.
4 GENERAL SAFETY PRACTICES 4.1 Introduction 4.1.1 Before putting a guided industrial vehicle sys- tem into service, the user shall be responsible for all factors affectingthe operationand maintenance, as refer- enced in Part II of this Standard. 4.1.2 Guided industrial vehicles can cause injury or damage if improperly used or maintained. 4.1.3 Part II contains safety standards applicable to vehicle operations. Unusual operating conditions may require additional safety precautions. Guided industrial vehicles which can be operated by manual controls may have restricted operational characteristics. 4.1.4 Part IV contains safety standards applicable to automated functions of manned industrial vehicles. 4.2 Modifications, Nameplates, Markings, Capacity, and Stability 4.2.1 Except as provided in para. 4.2.2, no modifica- tions or alterations to a guided industrial vehicle, which may affect the capacity, stability, or safe operation of the vehicle,shallbemade withoutthepriorwrittenapproval of the original vehicle manufacturer or its successor thereof. When the vehicle manufacturer or its successor approve a modification or alteration, appropriate changes shall be made to capacity plates, decals, tags, and operation and maintenance manuals.

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