This international standard specifies safety requirements and/or measures, applicable to EDM equipment and/or EDM system such as:- manually controlled EDM die sinking or EDM drilling machines - numerically controlled EDM die sinking or EDM drilling machines - numerically controlled EDM wire cutting machines to be adopted by persons undertaking the design, construction, installation and/or supply of such equipment. This international standard also includes information to be provided by the manufacturer to the user. This International Standard is not applicable to arc eroding and electro-chemical machining equipment. This International Standard takes account of the precondition of the intended use as well as the reasonably foreseeable misuse, in normal workshop environment and non-explosive atmospheres, including transportation, installation, setting, maintenance, repair and dismantling for removal or disposal of EDM equipment and EDM systems. This International Standard is also applicable to auxiliary devices essential for EDM processing. This International Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events relevant to EDM equipment and EDM systems, where they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4). This International Standard is intended to apply to machines manufactured after the date of publication of this International Standard.