This standard specifies safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of reel machines for irrigation including self-propelled machines. It describes methods for elimination or reduction of risks which need specific requirements for reel machines for irrigation. In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer. The list of significant hazards dealt with in this standard is given in annex A. Annex A also indicates the hazards which have not been dealt with. Environmental aspects have not been considered in this standard. This standard applies primarily to machines which are manufactured after the date of issue of the standard.