EN 12012-3:2001+A1:2008

Plastics and rubber machines - Size reduction machines - Part 3: Safety requirements for shredders

Publication date:   Nov 30, 2009

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Sep 26, 2018


CEN/TC 145 Plastics and rubber machines

European Norm

83.200   Equipment for the rubber and plastics industries



Language in which you want to receive the document.


This standard specifies the essential safety requirements applicable to the design and construction of shredders used for plastic and rubber.
The machine begins with the outer edge of the feed hopper and ends with the discharge area.
This standard does not deal with equipment for feeding material or discharging shredded material.
This standard does not deal with safety measures to reduce the risk from ignition of flammable residues in material to be shredded
This standard does not deal with requirements for local exhaust ventilation systems.
Only the significant hazards listed in clause 4 and dealt with in clause 5 are subject to this standard.
NOTE Directive 94/9/EC concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres can be applicable to the type of machine or equipment covered by this European Standard. The present standard does not necessarily comply with Directive 94/9/EC. Additional safety requirements in a future revision of this standard may be necessary to satisfy Directive 94/9/EC.
This standard applies to machines which are manufactured after the date of approval of this standard by CEN.

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)


Life cycle


EN 12012-3:2001+A1:2008
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Sep 26, 2018


EN 12012-1:2018