EN 13478:2001+A1:2008

Safety of machinery - Fire prevention and protection

Publication date:   Sep 19, 2008

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jan 27, 2016


CEN/TC 114 Safety of machinery

European Norm

13.110   Safety of machinery | 13.220.01   Protection against fire in general



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This European Standard specifies methods of identification of the fire hazard resulting from machinery and the
performance of a corresponding risk assessment. It specifies the basic concepts and methodology of technical
measures for fire prevention and protection to be taken during the design and construction of machinery. The
purpose of this European Standard is to reach the required safety level according to the intended use of the
machinery by applying technical measures for machinery (see Figure 1, column 1). Technical measures are mainly
integrated in the machinery and they are preferably implemented by use of safety components as defined in
Directive 98/37/EC.
This European Standard is applicable to the machinery given in the Council Directive of 22 June 1998 on the
approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to machinery (98/37/EC). The exclusions given in this
Directive are also relevant to this European Standard.
This European Standard does not cover machinery designed to contain controlled combustion processes (e.g.
internal combustion engines, furnaces), unless these processes may constitute the ignition source of a fire in other
parts of the machinery or outside of this.

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 13478:2001+A1:2008
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jan 27, 2016