EN 15503:2009

Garden equipment - Garden blowers, vacuums and blower/vacuums - Safety EN 15503:2009

Publication date:   Dec 30, 2009

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Oct 16, 2013


CEN/TC 144 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry

European Norm

65.060.70   Horticultural equipment



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This European Standard specifies the safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of hand-held combustion engine powered and back-pack combustion engine powered, garden vacuums and garden blower/vacuums with or without shredding means and garden blowers, designed for one operator only. In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices (including residual risks) to be provided by the manufacturer.
Throughout this European Standard the term 'machine' is used to mean all the types of garden blowers and vacuums covered by it.
This European Standard deals, except for vibration of backpack machines, with all hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to these machines when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
This European Standard is not applicable to:
- walk-behind, hand-guided (support-wheeled) and ride-on machines;
- mains driven and battery powered blowers and vacuums of combinations thereof;
NOTE EN 60335-1 [1] and IEC 60335-2-100 [2] give the safety requirements for mains driven blowers and blower vacuums, vacuum cleaners for household and industrial use.
- structural integrity test for blowers and blower vacuums;
- strength test for harnesses and back-pack supports.
This European Standard is not applicable to machines which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.

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 15503:2009
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Oct 16, 2013


EN 15503:2009/FprA1