EN 940:2009+A1:2012

Safety of woodworking machines - Combined woodworking machines

Publication date:   Apr 19, 2012

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Apr 8, 2020


CEN/TC 142 Woodworking machines - Safety

European Norm

79.120.10   Woodworking machines



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This document specifies all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as listed in Clause 4 which are relevant to stationary and displaceable combined woodworking machines with two or more of only the following integrated units:
- surface planing,
- circular sawing (working simultaneously or not with vertical spindle moulding unit),
- vertical spindle moulding,
- boring [mortising] and
- thickness planing
hereinafter referred to as machines, designed to cut solid wood, chipboard, fibreboard, plywood, and also these materials where they are covered with plastic laminates or edging or veneer, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse.
NOTE 1 For the definitions of stationary and displaceable machine see 3.2.12 and 3.2.13.
NOTE 2 The specific requirements on demountable power feed unit will be considered during next revision of this document.
This document does not apply to:
- combined machines which consist only of a surface planing unit and a thickness planing unit;
NOTE 3 Combined machines consisting of only of a surface planing unit and a thickness planing unit are dealt with in EN 861:2007+A2:2012.
- combined machines with a band saw unit;
- transportable motor-operated electric combined tools, or any adaptation permitting their use in a different mode, i.e. bench mounting;
NOTE 4 Transportable motor-operated electric combined tools are covered by the requirements of
EN 61029-1:2009 and EN 61029-2-11:2009.
- machines with mortising unit driven by a separate motor.
This document is not applicable to combined woodworking machines which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.
NOTE 5 Machines covered by this European Standard are listed under 5 of Annex IV of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

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 940:2009+A1:2012
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Apr 8, 2020


EN ISO 19085-11:2020