This standard outlines the requirements for the manufacture and use of all Blow Molding Machines (BMMs) involved in processing plastic materials. These machines are used to blow a parison or preform into the shape of a mold cavity using vertically or horizontally acting clamps. BMM suppliers and users are expected to conduct a risk assessment during the manufacturing, maintenance, and operation of the machinery. Any deviations from the standard’s requirements should be supported by a documented risk assessment. It is important to note that this standard does not cover the safety requirements for ancillary equipment used with BMMs.