Whilst researching answers to other current electrical questions on this
n.g. I came across BS4163:2007, pithily entitled "Health and safety for
design and technology in schools and similar establishments – Code of
BS4163 contains some interesting clauses, which include the following:
"For standard nominal 230 V a.c. supply with neutral at, or
approximately at, earth potential, the socket-outlets should conform to
BS 1363-2. Equipment that requires installation in a particular location
or that requires an industrial type plug, should be supplied by
socket-outlets conforming to BS EN 60309-2, colour coded blue."
"Socket-outlets that supply voltages greater than extra-low voltage and
up to 250 V (a.c. or d.c.) and that do not conform to BS 1363-2, BS
7288, BS EN 60309-2 or BS 546 (shuttered) should conform to BS 5733."
This represents another example (re: my previous reference to the Regs
and the OSG being somewhat out of kilter) where shuttering on socket
outlets has clearly been considered, but interlocking has not been
prescribed in lieu of shuttering for IEC309 connectors.
On a second point, I have been trying for a while to get an official
view on the use of workshop wide e-stop systems and BS4163 has the
following to say:
"Emergency switching systems should be provided in each separate
student work area. [...]. The systems should switch off all
circuits supplied via the switch-disconnector in an emergency.
Critical circuits specifically installed to remove hazards (e.g. fume
extractor fans, lighting, alarm circuits) should not be controlled by
the emergency system.
"The emergency switching device should be a remotely operated
contactor or circuit breaker that opens when the coil is de-energized.
The switching device should be controlled by a series of readily
accessible push buttons evenly distributed around the work area, at
an approximate height of 1.5 m, and clear of benches and machines. It
should only be possible to reset the remotely operated contactor or
circuit breaker by a single key-operated spring return switch sited
within view of the work area it controls. A responsible person should
retain the key. (See also BS EN 60204-1, BS 7671 and BS EN ISO 13850.)
"Push buttons should be conspicuous, and coloured red on a yellow
mounting surface (see BS EN ISO 13850) and a safe condition sign
conforming to BS 5499-5 should be in place adjacent to each switch.
"The emergency stop system installed in a workshop should not negate
any other safety systems fitted to machines, e.g. braking systems on
hand fed wood cutting machines."
I have seen installations where a latching/key release e-stop button has
been installed in lieu of a key-operated start switch but BS4163 does
not allow for this alternative (and arguably slightly less safe)
 "In each workshop area it should be possible to disconnect and
isolate all electrical circuits that supply fixed equipment and
socket-outlets by a single switch conforming to BS EN 60669-2-4 or BS EN
60947-3. The switch-disconnector should be readily accessible, clearly
labelled “main switch”, and lockable in the “off” position. The
switching device should not control lighting, space heating and specific
socket-outlet circuits for cleaning purposes."
 I presume that by "controlled" they mean "de-energised"
 i.e. "mushroom-head emergency stop switches".