This document gives the safety requirements and measures for stationary and displaceable table band saws and band resaws with manual loading and/or unloading, designed to cut wood and materials with similar physical characteristics to wood, hereinafter referred to as “machines”.
NOTE 1 For the definition of displaceable machine, see ISO 19085-1:2017, 3.5.
It deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as listed in Clause 4, relevant to the machines, when operated, adjusted and maintained as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse. Also, transport, assembly, dismantling, disabling and scrapping phases have been taken into account.
NOTE 2 For relevant but not significant hazards, e.g. sharp edges of the machine frame, see ISO 12100:2010.
It is also applicable to machines fitted with one or more of the following devices/additional working units, whose hazards have been dealt with:
a) device to tilt the table;
b) device to tilt the saw unit.
This document does not apply to:
1) machines driven by combustion engines or power take offs (PTO);
2) log band sawing machines;
NOTE 3 Log band sawing machines are covered by EN 1807-2.
3) machines designed for cross-cutting round or irregular shaped work-pieces;
4) transportable / displaceable machines with a maximum length of the band saw blade of ≤ 2700 mm and a maximum diameter of the powered wheel of ≤ 350 mm;
NOTE 4 Transportable electrically driven machines are covered by the requirements of EN 61029-1:2009 together with EN 61029-2-5:2015.