EN ISO 11680-2:2021

Machinery for forestry - Safety requirements and testing for pole-mounted powered pruners - Part 2: Machines for use with backpack power source (ISO 11680-2:2021)

Publication date:   Mar 23, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   Nov 24, 2021


CEN/TC 144 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry

European Norm

65.060.80   Forestry equipment



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This document specifies safety requirements and measures for their verification for the design and construction of portable, hand-held, pole-mounted powered pruners with a backpack power unit (hereafter referred to as “machine”). These machines use a power transmission shaft to transmit power to a cutting attachment consisting of a combination of saw-chain and guide bar, a reciprocating saw blade or a single-piece circular saw blade with a 205 mm maximum outside diameter. Methods for the elimination or reduction of hazards arising from the use of these machines and the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer are specified.
This document, together with the relevant sections of ISO 11680-1:2021, deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events, with the exception of electric shock from contact with overhead electric lines (apart from warnings and advices for inclusion in the instructions) and whole-body vibration from the backpack power unit, relevant to these machines when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.
NOTE 1   A standardized test procedure for measuring whole-body vibration from the backpack power unit is not available at the date of publication.
NOTE 2   See Annex A for a list of significant hazards.
This document is applicable to portable, hand-held, pole-mounted powered pruners with backpack power unit manufactured after its date of publication.

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 11680-2:2011


EN ISO 11680-2:2021
60.60 Standard published
Nov 24, 2021


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