Withdrawn from 04.11.2015
This part of ISO 4254 specifies the safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of self-propelled ride on machines and mounted, semi-mounted or trailed machines used in agriculture in order to deal with the hazards which are typical for most of the machines. In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices (including residual risks) to be provided by the manufacturer. This part of ISO 4254 deals with significant hazards (as listed in Annex A), hazardous situations and events relevant to this agricultural machinery used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4) during normal operation and routine service. This part of ISO 4254 is not applicable to — agricultural or forestry tractors, — aircraft and air-cushion vehicles used in agriculture, — lawn and garden equipment, — machine-specific components or functions (e.g. working tools and/or processes). This part of ISO 4254 is not applicable to hazards related to periodic service, machine conversion and repairs intended to be carried out by professional service personnel, environmental hazards, road safety (e.g. steering, braking), or to the power take-off (PTO) drive shaft; neither is it applicable to guards of moving parts for power transmission except for strength requirements for guards and barriers. This part of ISO 4254 is not applicable to machines which are manufactured before the date of its publication. Not all of the hazards dealt with by this part of ISO 4254 are necessarily present on a particular machine. A risk assessment should be carried out by the manufacturer to determine the hazards that are applicable and any hazards in addition to those dealt with by this part or a relevant machine-specific part. The requirements of a machine-specific part of ISO 4254 take precedence over the requirements of this part.