EN 12549:1999+A1:2008

Acoustics - Noise test code for fastener driving tools - Engineering method

Publication date:   Feb 27, 2009

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Jan 8, 2021


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

European Norm

17.140.20   Noise emitted by machines and equipment | 25.140.99   Other hand-held tools



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This standard applies to fastener driving tools. The noise created by fastener driving tools directly affecting the surrounding environment (noise emission) should calculated in a uniform procedure enabling comparison of the final results. This standard contains provisions concerning the execution of the measurement of airborne noise in the vicinity of fastener driving tools and the measurement of emission sound pressure levels at the work station under defined operating conditions.
The determination of the noise emission levels of fastener driving tools in accordance with this standard is valid for all actuating systems in accordance with EN 792-13.
The results can be used to compare the noise emissions of different fastener driving tools.
NOTE The special conditions at the work place (e.g. shape and foundation of the workpiece, quantity and frequency of the driving processes) can influence the noise emission to an important degree.

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 12549:1999+A1:2008
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jan 8, 2021