EN ISO 22868:2021

Forestry and gardening machinery - Noise test code for portable hand-held machines with internal combustion engine - Engineering method (Grade 2 accuracy) (ISO 22868:2021)

Publication date:   Jun 15, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   Mar 31, 2021


CEN/TC 144 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry

European Norm

13.140   Noise with respect to human beings | 17.140.20   Noise emitted by machines and equipment | 65.060.80   Forestry equipment



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This document specifies a noise test code for determining, efficiently and under standardized conditions, the common noise emission characteristics of portable, hand-held, combustion engine powered forest and garden machines, and specific requirements for chain-saws, brush-cutters, grass-trimmers, edgers, pole-mounted powered pruners, hedge-trimmers and garden blowers/vacuums/knapsack mist blowers. Noise emission characteristics include the A-weighted emission sound pressure level at the operator position and the A-weighted sound power level.
Noise test codes as described in this document enable the manufacturer to verify the effort regarding low noise design.

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 ISO 22868:2011


EN ISO 22868:2021
60.60 Standard published
Mar 31, 2021