EN 1033:1995

Hand-arm vibration - Laboratory measurement of vibration at the grip surface of hand-guided machinery - General

Publication date:   Sep 1, 2002

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jan 15, 2005


CEN/TC 231 Mechanical vibration and shock

European Norm

13.160   Vibration and shock with respect to human beings



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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.

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EN 1033:1995
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jan 15, 2005