BS EN 16228-4:2014 - Drilling and foundation equipment. Safety. Foundation equipment

BS EN 16228-4:2014

Drilling and foundation equipment. Safety. Foundation equipment

Status : Current, Under review   Published : August 2014



This European Standard, together with part 1, deals with all significant hazards for foundation equipment when they are used as intended and under the conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer associated with the whole life time of the machine (see Clause 4).

The requirements of this part are complementary to the common requirements formulated in EN 16228-1:2014

This document does not repeat the requirements from EN 16228-1:2014 but adds or replaces the requirements for application for foundation equipment.

In this document the general term “foundation equipment” covers several different types of machines used for installation and/or extracting by drilling (machines with a rotary torque greater than 35 kNm), driving, vibrating, pushing, pulling or a combination of techniques, or any other way, of:

  • longitudinal foundation elements;

  • soil improvement by vibrating and soil mixing techniques;

  • vertical drainage.


Some foundation equipment may have an additional rotary head with a torque less than 35 kNm for pre-drilling applications; this equipment is covered by this standard.

Machines with one or more of the following characteristics are not covered by this standard, but are covered by EN 16228-2:

  • machines that have a main rotary head torque of less than 35 kNm;

  • machines that have multi-directional drilling capability;

  • machines for which adding and removing rods or digging and drilling tools etc. is usually required during the installation/extraction process.

Typically the process of foundation techniques involves the installation of longitudinal elements such as concrete piles, steel beams, tubes and sheet piles, injection elements as tubes and hoses and casings for cast in situ.

Standard NumberBS EN 16228-4:2014
TitleDrilling and foundation equipment. Safety. Foundation equipment
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 August 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 12100:2010, EN 13001, EN 16228-1:2014, EN 16228-2:2014, EN 474-5:2006+A3:2013, EN 474-12:2006+A1:2008, EN 13000:2010
Informative References(Provided for Information)2006/42/EC
ReplacesBS EN 996:1995+A3:2009, BS EN 791:1995+A1:2009
International RelationshipsEN 16228-4:2014
Draft Superseded By11/30236563 DC
DescriptorsControl devices, Verification, Marking, Acoustic measurement, Noise (environmental), Maintenance, Boring equipment (earthworks), Excavating equipment, Design, Braking systems, Hazards, Design calculations, Control equipment, Handbooks, Earth-moving equipment, Safety measures, Fire safety, Control systems, Instructions for use, Drilling rigs, Sounding equipment, Stability, Equipment safety
Title in FrenchMachines de forage et de fondation. Sécurité. Machines de fondation
Title in GermanGeräte für Bohr- und Gründungsarbeiten. Sicherheit. Geräte für Gründungsarbeiten
ISBN978 0 580 73267 6
File Size928 KB

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