This European Standard is applicable to the following coated abrasive products and a combination of coated and non-woven abrasive products: flap wheels, flap discs, vulcanised fibre discs and spindle mounted flap wheels. It also applies to back-up pads for vulcanised fibre discs. These products are manufactured using the following abrasive grains: aluminium oxide, silicon carbide, diamond, or CBN.
This European Standard specifies requirements and/or measures for removal or reduction of hazards resulting from the design and application of the coated abrasive products and clamping devices.
This European Standard also contains procedures and tests for verification of compliance with the requirements as well as safety information for use, which is to be made available to the user by the manufacturer.
The hazards taken into consideration are listed in Clause 4 of this standard.
This European Standard does not apply to abrasive products entirely of non-woven web.