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PREN 691-1

2010 Edition, June 2010

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SAFETY OF WOODWORKING MACHINES - PART 1: COMMON REQUIREMENTS



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Superseded By: BS EN 691-1

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This document (prEN 691-1:2009) applies for woodworking machines with cutting and/or sanding tools as defined in 3.1.1, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer.

NOTE 1 Reasonably foreseeable misuse of machines is dealt with in the parts 2-X of this standard.

This document is not applicable to:

a) machines set up on a bench or a table similar to a bench, which are intended to carry out work in a stationary position, capable of being lifted by one person by hand, having a mass not exceeding 25 kg. The bench can also be an integrated part of the machine if it consists of hinged legs which can be extended down.

b) hand held woodworking machines (hand held motor operated tools) or any adaptation permitting their use in a different mode, i.e. bench mounting.

NOTE 2 Electrically driven hand held motor operated tools are covered by EN 60745-1:2003 and parts 60745-2-XX.

NOTE 3 Transportable electrically driven machines excluded by the scope of this European Standard are covered by the requirements of EN 61029-1:2000 and parts EN 61029-2-XX.

NOTE 4 Machines for capturing and extracting dust are covered by EN 12779:2004.

This document deals with the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant for woodworking machines as listed in clause 4, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer, including reasonably foreseeable misuse. The extent to which the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events related to specific types of woodworking machines are covered is indicated in the relevant part 2 of this European standard.

This document is not applicable to woodworking machines which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.

NOTE 5 This document covers also woodworking machines which fulfil the criteria of Annex IV of the Machinery Directive.