EN 474-12:2006+A1:2008

Earth-moving machinery - Safety - Part 12: Requirements for cable excavators EN 474-12:2006+A1:2008

Publication date:   Sep 30, 2009

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CEN/TC 151 Construction equipment and building material machines - Safety

European Norm

53.100   Earth-moving machinery



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This part of EN 474 deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to cable excavators as defined in EN ISO 6165:2006, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
This European Standard applies also to cable excavators, their undercarriage and upper-structure, if intended for use in combination with other equipment or attachment, such as drill rigs, pile driving and extracting equipment and moving equipment (e.g. rail track, walking legs, pontoon, ship) or stationary undercarriage. This European Standard is not dealing with the specific hazards due to these additional equipment or attachment.
NOTE For these additional equipment or attachment, relevant specific European Standards should be considered where available, for example:
- for pile driving and extracting equipment: EN 996:1995;
- for drill rigs: EN 791:1995.
The requirements of this part are complementarily to the common requirements formulated in EN 474-1:2006.
This part does not repeat the requirements from EN 474-1:2006, but adds or replaces the requirements for application for cable excavators.
This part specifies the appropriate technical measures to eliminate or reduce risks arising from the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events during commissioning, operation and maintenance of the machinery in the scope.
This European Standard is not applicable to cable excavators manufactured before the date of publication of this European Standard by CEN.

Related legislation

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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 474-12:2006+A1:2008
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Mar 30, 2022


EN 474-12:2022