EN ISO 11680-1:2021

Machinery for forestry - Safety requirements and testing for pole-mounted powered pruners - Part 1: Machines fitted with an integral combustion engine (ISO 11680-1:2021) EN ISO 11680-1:2021

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 (hereafter named “machine”), including extendable and telescopic machines, having an integral combustion engine as their power source. These machines use a power transmission shaft to transmit power to a cutting attachment consisting of a 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 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 advice for inclusion in the instructions), relevant to these machines when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Annex A).
This document is applicable to portable, hand-held, pole-mounted powered pruners manufactured after its date of publication.
Brush cutters with a circular saw blade are not included in the scope of this document.
NOTE      Brush cutter requirements are outlined in ISO 11806-1:2021.

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 11680-1:2011


EN ISO 11680-1:2021
60.60 Standard published
Nov 24, 2021


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