This European Standard specifies the basic requirements for evaluating vibration at the machine-hand contact surface of hand-guided machines, e.g. lawn mowers, single axis tractors, vibratory rollers, and other types of machines which are provided with handles, guiding beams or similar means of control. Test codes are designed to give information on the vibration characteristics of a specific type of machinery, enabling comparisons to be made between similar machinery, but from different manufacturers. The standard does not apply to hand-held power tools (see EN 28662-1) and to fixed machinery in which the vibration is transmitted to the hands of the user through the workpiece, nor does it apply to the measurement of vibration to the hands of the user via steering wheels or similar controls of vehicles. This standard is not intended for assessment of human exposure to vibration. The measurement and assessment of human exposure to hand-transmitted vibration in the workplace is given in ENV 25349.
Legislation related to this standard
Machinery - Safety of machinery: general essential health and safety requirementsHarmonized/Supporting
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jan 15, 2005
EN ISO 20643:2005