BS EN 60745-1:2009+A11:2010 - Hand-held motor-operated electric tools. Safety. General requirements – BSI British Standards
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BS EN 60745-1:2009+A11:2010

Hand-held motor-operated electric tools. Safety. General requirements

Status : Current, Superseded, Work in hand   Published : February 2010 Replaced By : BS EN 62841-1:2015
Conformity to regulation : Designated



BS EN 60745-1:2009+A11:2010 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools. Safety. General requirements

BS EN 60745-1 deals with the safety of hand-held motor-operated or magnetically driven electric tools with a rated voltage of the tools less than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 440 V for three-phase a.c. tools.

So far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by hand-held tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools.

Tools with an electric heating element are within the scope of this standard. They should also comply with relevant parts of IEC 60335.

Requirements for motors not isolated from the supply, and having basic insulation not designed for the rated voltage of the tools, are given in Annex B. Requirements for rechargeable batterypowered motor-operated or magnetically driven tools and the battery packs for such tools are given in Annex K. Those for such tools that are also operated and/or charged directly from the mains or a non-isolated source are given in Annex L.

Hand-held electric tools which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard. Requirements for such supports or working stands are given in Annex M.

BS EN 60745-1 does not apply to:

  • Hand-held tools intended to be used in the presence of explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas)
  • Hand-held tools used for preparing and processing food
  • Hand-held tools for medical purposes (IEC 60601)
  • Heating tools which are covered by IEC 60335-2-45.

For hand-held tools intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary.

For hand-held tools intended to be used in tropical countries, special requirements may be necessary.

NOTE Attention is drawn to the fact that in many countries, additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour, the national water supply authorities, etc. tools intended to be used with cosmetics or pharmaceutical products.

Contents of BS EN 60745-1:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General requirements
5 General conditions for the tests
6 Environmental requirements
8 Marking and instructions
9 Protection against access to live parts
10 Starting
11 Input and current
12 Heating
13 Leakage current
14 Moisture resistance
15 Electric strength
16 Overload protection of transformers and associated circuits
17 Endurance
18 Abnormal operation
19 Mechanical hazards
20 Mechanical strength
21 Construction
22 Internal wiring
23 Components
24 Supply connection and external flexible cords
25 Terminals for external conductors
26 Provision for earthing
27 Screws and connections
28 Creepage distances, clearances and distances through insulation
29 Resistance to heat, fire and tracking
30 Resistance to rusting
31 Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards


Standard NumberBS EN 60745-1:2009+A11:2010
TitleHand-held motor-operated electric tools. Safety. General requirements
StatusCurrent, Superseded, Work in hand
Publication Date28 February 2010
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60730-1:2000/AMD 16:2007, ISO 7010, EN 60529:1991/Corrigendum:1993, EN 60730-1:2000/AMD 13:2004, EN 60335-1:2002, ISO 2178, EN 60065:2002/Corrigendum:2007, IEC 60730-1:1999, ISO 7574-4:1985, EN 60529:1991/AMD 1:2000, IEC 60695-11-5:2004, EN 60730-1:2000/AMD 15:2007, IEC 60998-2-1, IEC 60335-1:2001/AMD 1:2004, EN 60335-1:2002/Corrigendum:2007, HD, EN 60065:2002, EN 60335-1:2002/AMD 1:2004, IEC 61558-1, IEC 60730-1:1999/AMD 2:2007, IEC 60417-DB, IEC 60760, IEC 60127-3, IEC 60825-1, IEC 60335-1:2001/Corrigendum:2006, CR 1030-1:1995, IEC 60529:1989/AMD 1:1999, EN 60335-1:2002/AMD 2:2006, EN 60730-1:2000/AMD 11:2002, IEC 60335-1:2001, EN 60999-1:2000, EN 60127-3:1996, EN 60309, IEC 60529:1989, EN 60695-11-10:1999, IEC 60335-1:2001/AMD 2:2006, IEC 60998-2-2, EN 60085:2007, EN 60730-1:2000/AMD 2:2008, IEC 60384-14, EN 60695-2-11:2001, EN 60825-1:2007, EN 60998-2-1:2004, ISO 8041:2005, IEC 60695-11-10, EN 60065:2002/AMD 11:2008, IEC 60309, EN 60695-11-5:2005, EN 60384-14:2005, ISO 5349, IEC 60884, ISO 5347, ISO 11203:1995, ISO 3864-2:2016, HD 639 S1:2002, ISO/TR 11690
Informative References(Provided for Information)CISPR 11, EN 55014-1, IEC 61000-3-2, EN ISO 5349-2, IEC 60335-2-45, IEC 60601, EN 61000-3-2, EN 60335-2-29, EN 61000-3-3, IEC 61000-3-3, CISPR 14-2, EN 60601, EN 55014-2, EN 60335-2-45, CISPR 14-1, IEC 60335-2-29, EN 55011
Replaced ByBS EN 62841-1:2015
ReplacesBS EN 60745-1:2006
International RelationshipsIEC 62951-5:2019,EN 62951-5 Ed.1.0,EN 60745-1:2009/A11:2010
Amended ByAmendment, February 2011
Draft Superseded By10/30218397 DC
DescriptorsMarking, Thermal properties of materials, Performance testing, Rated voltage, Machine tools, Portable machine tools, Electrical safety, Electrically-operated devices, Equipment safety, Safety measures, Electric motors, Semiconductor devices, Test methods, Flexible materials, Reflectance
Title in FrenchOutils électroportatifs à moteur. Sécurité. Règles générales
Title in GermanHandgeführte motorbetriebene Elektrowerkzeuge. Sicherheit. Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 70986 9
File Size2.271 MB

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