DSF/FprEN ISO 11681-2 ( Draft )

Machinery for forestry – Portable chain-saw safety requirements and testing – Part 2: Chain-saws for tree service (ISO/FDIS 11681-2:2021)



This part of ISO 11681 gives safety requirements and measures for their verification for the design
and construction for tree service of portable, combustion-engine, hand-held chain-saws having a
maximum mass – without guide bar and saw chain and with tanks empty – of 4,3 kg, intended to be
used, with the right hand on the rear handle and left hand on the front handle, by a trained operator,
having read and understood the safety requirements provided in the instruction handbook, for pruning
and dismantling standing tree crowns, 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
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 B 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: 42

International relationships : FprEN ISO 11681-2 IDT ISO/FDIS 11681-2.2 IDT

ICS: 65.060.80 - Forestry equipment

Item number: M336867



  • CEN/TC 144
  • CEN/TC 144/WG 6
  • ISO/TC 23/SC 17
  • ISO/TC 23/SC 17/WG 4

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