BS EN ISO 4254-1:2015 Agricultural machinery. Safety. General requirements

BS EN ISO 4254-1:2015

Agricultural machinery. Safety. General requirements

Status : Current, Under review   Published : November 2015
Conformity to regulation : Designated



What is this standard about? 

BS EN ISO 4254-1 is the first part of a 13-part series on agricultural machinery and specifies the general safety requirements. 

Who is this standard for? 

  • Manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural machinery
  • Testers of agricultural machinery
  • Farming and agricultural communities
  • Health and safety executives

Why should you use this standard? 

It specifies safety requirements and the means of their verification for the design and construction of self-propelled ride-on machines, mounted, semi-mounted and trailed machines used in agriculture, to try and protect against the hazards which are typical for most of these machines. 

It also specifies information to be provided by the manufacturer on safe working practices including information about residual risks.

This document deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events, as listed in Annex A, relevant when used as intended and under the conditions of misuse foreseeable by the manufacturer, during normal operation and service. 

What’s changed since the last update?

BS EN ISO 4254-1 has been systematically reviewed by experts, who have taken into consideration recent technological and industry developments. Particular requirements related to the following have been introduced in the 2015 revision:

  • Vibrations
  • Protection of moving parts
  • Operation of machine parts
  • Operating fluids
  • Foldable barriers
  • PTO drive shaft guard clearance
  • Emergency stop controls
  • Safety related parts of control systems
  • Roll-over and tip-over hazards

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 4254-1:2015
TitleAgricultural machinery. Safety. General requirements
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 November 2015
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 13849-2:2012, ISO 4253:1993, ISO 3744:2010, ISO 13850:2006, ISO/TR 11688-1:1995, ISO 3600:1996, ISO 3795:1989, ISO 11684:1995, ISO 25119-4:2010, ISO 3776-1:2006, ISO 4414:2010, ISO 3767-1:1998, ISO 13849-1:2006, ISO 3767-2:2008, ISO 13857:2008, ISO 11204:2010, ISO 10975:2009, ISO 5353:1995, ISO 4413:2010, ISO 5008:2002, ISO 3776-2:2013, ISO 25119-1:2010, ISO 16231-1:2013, ISO 25119-3:2010, ISO 25119-2:2010, ISO 15077:2008, ISO 3776-3:2009, ISO 11201:2010, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 14982:1998
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 2332, 2006/42/EC, ISO 8759, ISO 19472, ISO 9614, ISO 26322, ISO/TR 11688-2, ISO 730
ReplacesBS EN ISO 4254-1:2013
International RelationshipsEN ISO 4254-1:2015,ISO 4254-1:2013
DescriptorsInstructions for use, Control devices, Occupational safety, Noise control (acoustic), Stability, Verification, Agricultural equipment, Work stations, Equipment safety, Mechanical transmission systems, Vehicle seating, Hazards, Inspection, Vibration, Testing, Safety measures, Cabs
Title in FrenchMatériel agricole. Sécurité. Exigences générales
Title in GermanLandmaschinen. Sicherheit. Generelle Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 89921 8
File Size1.365 MB

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