DS/EN ISO 11681-1:2012

Machinery for forestry - Portable chain-saw safety requirements and testing - Part 1: Chain-saws for forest service

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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 11681 gives safety requirements and measures for their verification for the design and construction of portable, combustion-engine, hand-held chain-saws, intended to be used for forest work by only one operator, by persons with the right hand on the rear handle and left hand on the front handle having read and understood the safety requirements provided in the instruction handbook and using the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). 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 11681 deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and hazardous events, with the exception of kickback and balance for machines with an engine displacement of more than 80 cm3, relevant to these machines when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.
NOTE – See Annex A for a list of significant hazards.
This part of ISO 11681 is applicable to chain-saws manufactured after its date of publication.

Number of pages: 40

Published: 2012-02-17

Date of approval: 2012-01-18

International relationships : EN ISO 11681-1:2011 IDT ISO 11681-1:2011 IDT

ICS: 65.060.80 - Forestry equipment

Item number: M244636



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

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