DS/EN ISO 11806-2:2012

Agricultural and forestry machinery - Safety requirements and testing for portable, hand-held, powered brush-cutters and grass-trimmers - Part 2: Machines for use with back-pack power unit

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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 with a backpack-mounted combustion engine power source 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, taken together with the relevant clauses of ISO 11806-1 (see 4.1), deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and hazardous events, with the exception of whole-body vibration from the back-pack power unit, relevant to these machines when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.
NOTE 1 – A standardized test procedure for measuring whole-body vibration from the back-pack power unit is presently not available.
NOTE 2 – See Annex A, together with Annex A in ISO 11806-1:2011, 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.
This part of ISO 11806 is not applicable to lawn-edge trimmers or to brush-cutters equipped with metallic blades consisting of more than one part, e.g. pivoting chain.

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Number of pages: 24

Published: 2012-02-17

Date of approval: 2012-01-18

International relationships : EN ISO 11806-2:2011 IDT ISO 11806-2:2011 IDT

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

Item number: M244309



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

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