BS EN 609-1:2017 - Agricultural and forestry machinery. Safety of log splitters. Wedge splitters

BS EN 609-1:2017

Agricultural and forestry machinery. Safety of log splitters. Wedge splitters

Status : Current   Published : January 2017
Conformity to regulation : Designated



This European Standard specifies the safety requirements, and their verification for the design and construction of horizontal and vertical wedge splitters, designed for splitting logs for firewood, irrespective of the nature of the power source used. This standard deals with wedge splitters that are designed so that the splitting operation is activated by one person only, however it is foreseeable that other operators may be working with the machine e.g. for loading or unloading. In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer.

This document deals with all the significant hazards, hazardous situations and hazardous events relevant to these machines when they are used as intended and under the conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Table 1).

This document is not applicable to machines that are designed for both cutting into length for splitting and splitting for firewood.

This document is not applicable to wedge splitters which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.

Standard NumberBS EN 609-1:2017
TitleAgricultural and forestry machinery. Safety of log splitters. Wedge splitters
Publication Date31 January 2017
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 13855:2010, ISO 13855:2010, EN ISO 4413:2010, IEC 61496-1:2012, IEC 61496-2:2013, EN 574:1996+A1:2008, EN 691-1:2012, EN 349:1993+A1:2008, ISO 3767-2:2016, EN 894-1:1997+A1:2008, EN 60529:1991, EN 14492-1:2006+A1:2009, ISO 14120:2015, EN 12965:2003+A2:2009, EN 894-3:2000+A1:2008, ISO 13849-1:2015, EN ISO 14119:2013, ISO 4254-1:2013, EN 61496-2:2013, IEC 60309, ISO 3767-1:1998, IEC 60204-1:2006, ISO 4413:2010, EN ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 14120:2015, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 14119:2013, EN 61496-1:2013, ISO 11684, EN ISO 4254-1:2015, EN 60204-1:2006, IEC 60529:1989, EN ISO 13849-1:2015, ISO 13850, EN ISO 13850, EN ISO 13857:2008, ISO 13857:2008
Informative References(Provided for Information)2006/42/EC, EN ISO 13856-2, ISO 13856-2
ReplacesBS EN 609-1:1999+A2:2009
International RelationshipsEN 609-1:2017
Draft Superseded By14/30310338 DC
DescriptorsInstructions for use, Marking, Machine tools, Machine guards, Feeders (materials handling equipment), Starting, Agricultural equipment, Equipment safety, Hydraulic equipment, Handbooks, Verification, Hazards, Safety devices, Occupational safety, Performance, Reliability, Design, Safety measures, Stability, Logs, Stopping, Electrical equipment, Forestry equipment, Wedge shape, Control devices
Title in FrenchMatériel agricole et forestier. Sécurité des fendeuses de bûches. Fendeuses à coin
Title in GermanLand- und Forstmaschinen. Sicherheit von Holzspaltmaschinen. Keilspaltmaschinen
ISBN978 0 580 87503 8
File Size2.731 MB

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