Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN 15503:2009

Garden equipment - Garden blowers, vacuums and blower/vacuums - Safety

Status: Withdrawn · Replaced by: SS-EN 15503:2009+A1:2013

This European Standard specifies the safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of hand-held combustion engine powered and back-pack combustion engine powered, garden vacuums and garden blower/vacuums with or without shredding means and garden blowers, designed for one operator only. In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices (including residual risks) to be provided by the manufacturer.

Throughout this European Standard the term 'machine' is used to mean all the types of garden blowers and vacuums covered by it.

This European Standard deals, with all hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to these machines when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4), except for:
- vibration of backpack machines;
- structural integrity for blowers and blower vacuums;
- strength for harnesses and back-pack supports.

This European Standard is not applicable to:
- walk-behind, hand-guided (support-wheeled) and ride-on machines;
- mains driven and battery powered blowers and vacuums of combinations thereof;

NOTE EN 60335-1 [1] and IEC 60335-2-100 [2] give the safety requirements for mains driven blowers and blower vacuums, vacuum cleaners for household and industrial use.

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


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Product information

Language: English

Written by: SIS - Industriteknik

International title:

Article no: STD-71738

Edition: 1

Approved: 11/12/2009

No of pages: 44

Replaced by: SS-EN 15503:2009+A1:2013