DS/EN ISO 11806-1:2012

Agricultural and forestry machinery - Safety requirements and testing for portable, hand-held, powered brush-cutters and grass-trimmers - Part 1: Machines fitted with an integral combustion engine

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Harmonized under:
  • Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast

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This part of ISO 11806 gives safety requirements and measures for their verification for the design and construction of portable hand-held, combustion engine driven brush-cutters and grass-trimmers (hereafter called machines) having an integral combustion engine as their power unit and mechanical power transmission between the power source and the cutting attachment. Methods for the elimination or reduction of hazards arising from the use of these machines and the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer are specified.
This part of ISO 11806 deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and hazardous events relevant to these machines, as well as when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.
This part of ISO 11806 is not applicable to machines equipped with metallic cutting attachments consisting of more than one piece, e.g. pivoting chains or flail blades.
NOTE – See Annex C for a list of significant hazards.
This part of ISO 11806 is applicable to portable, hand-held, powered brush-cutters and grass-trimmers manufactured after its date of publication.

Number of pages: 44

Published: 2012-02-17

Date of approval: 2012-01-18

International relationships : EN ISO 11806-1:2011 IDT ISO 11806-1:2011 IDT

ICS: 65.060.50 - Harvesting equipment 65.060.70 - Horticultural equipment 65.060.80 - Forestry equipment

Item number: M244308



  • CEN/TC 144
  • ISO/TC 23/SC 17/WG 4

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