BS EN 50434:2014 - Safety of household and similar appliances. Particular requirements for mains operated shredders and chippers
We will be carrying out essential maintenance work on BSI Shop between 08:00-14:00 BST on Sat 15th May 2021. During this time, BSI Shop will be unavailable or will have limited functionality. Please DO NOT place any orders whilst this work is taking place. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

BS EN 50434:2014

Safety of household and similar appliances. Particular requirements for mains operated shredders and chippers

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : September 2014
Conformity to regulation : Designated




This European Standard specifies safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of hand fed, shredders/chippers with integral electric motor, not exceeding 250 V single phase, with or without vacuum assisted collection which are designed to reduce organic material to smaller pieces and are used in a stationary position by an operator standing on the ground. This standard applies to shredders/chippers with feed intake openings or segments, in this standard referred to as feed safety openings that in total will fit into a square of 250 mm x 250 mm.


For the requirements for the measurement of the square of 250 mm x 250 mm are given in clause 20.101.1 of this standard.

In this European Standard shredders and chippers are referred to collectively as machine(s).

This European Standard does not cover requirements for

  • machines powered by combustion engines;

    NOTE 1

    Combustion engine driven machines are covered by EN 13683.

  • machines driven by an external power source or by battery power;

  • machines with powered discharge intended to broadcast material or load vehicles;

  • machines with mechanically powered feed intake or attachments;

  • wood chippers for agricultural, lawn and park and forestry use;

    NOTE 2

    Wood chippers are covered by EN 13525.

  • machines powered from a 3 phase supply.

This European Standard deals with all significant hazards presented by shredders/chippers when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable.

EMC and environmental aspects, except noise, have not been considered in this European Standard.

This European Standard is not applicable to machines which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CENELEC.

Standard NumberBS EN 50434:2014
TitleSafety of household and similar appliances. Particular requirements for mains operated shredders and chippers
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 September 2014
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Confirm Date16 October 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 13849-1:2006, EN ISO 354:2003, EN ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 4871:2009, EN ISO 13849-1:2008, EN ISO 11201:2010, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 3744:2010, EN ISO 3744:2010, ISO 4871:1996, EN ISO 13857:2008, ISO 354:2003, ISO 13857:2008, ISO 11201:2010
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO 13849-2:2012, ISO/TR 11688-1:1995, EN ISO 11688-1:2009, ISO 3767-1, ISO 11684, 2006/42/EC, ISO 7010, ISO 3767-5, ISO 3767-3, ISO 13849-2:2012, EN ISO 7010
International RelationshipsEN 50434:2014
Draft Superseded By04/30111436 DC
DescriptorsDomestic safety, Thermal testing, Grades (quality), Electrical safety, Instructions for use, Protected electrical equipment, Marking, Electrical insulation, Type testing, Temperature rise, Leakage currents, Classification systems, Electrical testing, Electrically-operated devices, Rated voltage, Household equipment, Motor-operated household appliances, Testing conditions, Electrical household appliances, Endurance testing
Title in FrenchSécurité des appareils électrodomestiques et analogues. Règles particulières pour les broyeurs et déchiqueteurs fonctionnant sur le réseau
Title in GermanSicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke. Besondere Anforderungen für netzbetriebene Schredder, Häcksler und Zerkleinerer
ISBN978 0 580 54323 4
File Size2.08 MB

 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents

Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months

Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world