Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards - 20 July 2011

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A list of Harmonised Standards for the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) on 20 July 2011. This list replaces all previous lists published in the OJ and is available as a PDF (1.37MB). Note that the lists published in the OJ are the only ones having any legal standing; other lists published on the European Commission website are informative only.

+++ STOP PRESS See also Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards, 11 July 2014 +++

All of the standards published for the first time in the 20 July list are Type C standards, relating to specific classes of machinery. They are:

  • EN 500-4:2011 Mobile road construction machinery - Safety - Part 4: Specific requirements for compaction machines, which superseded EN 500-4:2006+A1:2009 on 1 August 2011
  • EN 1679-1:1998+A1:2011 Reciprocating internal combustion engines - Safety - Part 1: Compression ignition engines
  • EN 12463:2004+A1:2011 Food processing machinery - Filling machines and auxiliary machines - Safety and hygiene requirements
  • EN 13411-4:2011 Terminations for steel wire ropes - Safety - Part 4: Metal and resin socketing, which supersedes EN 13411-4:2002+A1:2008 on 30 September 2011
  • EN 13683:2003+A2:2011 Garden equipment - Integrally powered shredders/chippers - Safety
  • EN 13977:2011 Railway applications - Track - Safety requirements for portable machines and trolleys for construction and maintenance
  • EN 15011:2011 Cranes - Bridge and gantry cranes
  • EN ISO 22868:2011 Forestry and garden machinery - Noise test code for portable hand-held machines with internal combustion engine - Engineering method (Grade 2 accuracy), which supersedes EN ISO 22868:2008 on 30 September 2011
  • EN ISO 28927-11:2011 Hand-held portable power tools - Test methods for evaluation of vibration emission - Part 11: Stone hammers
  • EN 60745-2-13:2009/A1:2010 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety Part 2-13: Particular requirements for chain saws; the amended standard supersedes the previous version on 1 December 2013
  • EN 60745-2-21:2009/A1:2010 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety Part 2-21: Particular requirements for drain cleaners; the amended standard supersedes the previous version on 1 December 2013

Note about EN 954-1

EN 954-1 is not included in the current list [see this article EN 954-1 harmonised to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC - Ed]. However, Marie Poidevin of CEN has previously confirmed to "In case of future omission, you can take for granted that the communication done by the EC in December on EN 954-1 is still valid and will remain valid up to Dec 2011." In the previous list EN 954-1:1996 was mentioned in a note alongside the entry for EN ISO 13849-1:2008 Safety of machinery — Safety-related parts of control systems — Part 1: General principles for design (ISO 13849-1:2006), where the date of supersession of EN 954-1 was given as 31 December 2011. However, in the list published on 20 July there is only a note against the entry for EN ISO 13849-1:2008 that the date of cessation of the presumption of conformity of the superseded standard [EN 954-1] is 31 December 2011.

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