EN ISO 15744:2008

Hand-held non-electric power tools - Noise measurement code - Engineering method (grade 2) (ISO 15744:2002)

Publication date:   Nov 28, 2008

General information

60.60 Standard published   Aug 6, 2008


CEN/TC 255 Hand-held, non-electric power tools - Safety

European Norm

17.140.20   Noise emitted by machines and equipment | 25.140.01   Hand-held tools in general



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This International Standard specifies test methods for the measurement, determination and declaration of the noise emission from hand-held non-electric power tools. It prescribes the loading and working conditions under which can be determined
the noise emission, under specified load conditions, expressed as the sound power level, andthe emission sound pressure level at the work station under specified load conditions.
This International Standard is applicable to typical hand-held non-electric power tools including rotary tools, orbital and random orbital sanders, rotary and non-rotary reciprocating and percussive tools and a variety of assembly tools. It is not applicable to cartridge-operated tools, fastener driving tools (e.g. nailers, staplers) or any tool powered by an internal combustion engine, nor is it applicable to breakers or other power tools which, when placed on the market, are required to meet the provisions of legislation specifying test methods and imposing limits on noise emission from, for example, equipment used outdoors.
NOTE The noise code could also be applied to other equipment such as winches, pneumatic motors, auto-feed drills and tappers, pumps, hydraulic motors and screw feed systems, provided their principles of operation were in accordance with those of pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard




Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


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EN ISO 15744:2002


EN ISO 15744:2008
60.60 Standard published
Aug 6, 2008


Adopted from ISO 15744:2002 IDENTICAL