This European Standard specifies the requirements and/or measures to remove the hazards and/or limit the risk on single blade automatic and semi-automatic up-cutting cross cut sawing machines with one sawing unit herein after referred to as ‘machines’ designed to cut solid wood, chipboard, fibreboard, plywood and also these materials when they are covered with plastic edging and/or plastic/light alloy laminates.
Any workpiece positioning equipment fitted to the machine is included in this European Standard.
This European Standard covers the hazards relevant to these machines as stated in clause 4.
This European Standard does not apply to machines designed for cross cutting logs.
For Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines this European Standard does not cover hazards related to Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC).
NOTE The requirements of this European Standard apply to all machines whatever their method of control e.g. electromechanical and/or electronic.
This European Standard is primarily directed to machines which are manufactured after the date of publication by CEN.