EN 907:1997

Agricultural and forestry machinery - Sprayers and liquid fertilizer distributors - Safety

Publication date:   Mar 5, 2003

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Sep 15, 2009


CEN/TC 144 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry

European Norm

65.060.40   Plant care equipment



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This standard specifies safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of sprayers for pesticide products and liquid fertilizer application. This standard is applicable to mounted, semi-mounted, trailed and self-propelled agricultural sprayers designed for use by one operator only. It is not applicable to pedestrian controlled sprayers, neither to knapsack sprayers, nor to aerial sprayers. This standard deals with mechanical hazards and risks to the operator when handling the applied chemical products and operation of equipment. It does not cover the hazards related to pressurized tanks. NOTE 1 : Such tanks will be covered by the European Regulations on pressure equipment (currently in preparation). It describes methods for elimination or reduction of risks which need specific requirements for sprayers and liquid fertilizer distributors. It does not deal with general hazards particularly general hazards related to mobility, including those specific to self-propelled machines. These aspects will be dealt with in another standard produced by CEN/TC 144 (see introduction). In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer. The list of significant hazards dealt with in this standard is given in annex A. Annex A also indicates the hazards which have not been dealt with. Environmental aspects have not been considered in this standard. This standard applies primarily to machines which are manufactured after the date of issue of the standard. NOTE 2 : Non-restrictive examples of machines are given in annex B.

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Machinery - Safety of machinery: general essential health and safety requirements


Life cycle


EN 907:1997
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Sep 15, 2009


EN ISO 4254-6:2009