This European Standard, together with part 1, deals with all significant hazards for mobile drill rigs for civil and geotechnical engineering, quarrying and mining when they are used as intended and under the conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer associated with the whole life time of the machine (see Clause 4).
The requirements of this part are complementary to the common requirements formulated in EN 16228 1:2014.
This document does not repeat the requirements from EN 16228 1, but adds or replaces the requirements for application for mobile drill rigs.
In this document the general term “mobile drill rig” covers several different types of machines for use in:
— civil engineering;
— geotechnical engineering (including ground investigation, anchoring, soil nailing, mini-piling, ground stabilization, grouting);
— water well drilling;
— geothermal installations;
— landfill drilling;
— underpinning, tunnelling, mining and quarrying;
— for use above ground as well as underground.
Typically, the process of drilling involves the addition of drill rods, tubes, casings or augers etc., normally threaded, as the borehole extends to depth.
NOTE 1 For machines with torque greater than 35 kNm see EN 16228–4 initially.
NOTE 2 The term “drill rigs” includes rigs with a separate power pack supplied by the rig manufacturer.