This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events which are relevant to transportable diamond wire saws, used in quarries for cutting natural stones (e.g. marble, granite), when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Annex A).
For this document, the intended use of machine is limited by the following cutting operations, defined in Clause 3:
1) vertical cut (see 3.16);
a) mountain vertical cut (see 3.16.1);
b) mountain side vertical cut (see 3.16.2);
c) block vertical cut (see 3.16.3);
d) overhead underslung vertical cut (see 3.16.4);
2) horizontal cut (see 3.17);
a) horizontal cut with one side open (see 3.17.1);
b) horizontal cut with two sides open (see 3.17.2);
3) block inclined cut (see 3.18).
Cutting operations listed above are performed without any path variation (see 3.11).
This document does not deal with any other cutting operation not listed above or defined in Clause 3.
This document deals only with transportable diamond wire saws using coated diamond wire as tool.
This document specifies the appropriate technical measures to eliminate or reduce risks arising from the significant hazards.
This document deals with all significant hazards that could occur within the expected lifetime of the machinery including the phases of transport, assembly, dismantling, disabling and scrapping.
This document does not deal with the significant hazards arising by the use of other facilities/devices not described in this document, that could be fitted on the machines or that could be used during the work cycle.
This document does not apply to:
i) machines intended for operation in a potentially explosive atmosphere;
ii) machines which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document.