1.1 This European Standard specifies technical safety requirements and measures to be adopted by persons undertaking the design as defined in 3.11 of EN 292-1:1991, manufacture and supply of guillotine shears which are intended to work cold metal or material partly of cold metal as defined in 3.1.7 and hereafter referred as machines. 1.2 This standard also covers guillotine shears whose primary intended use is to work cold metal, which are to be used in the same way to work other sheet materials (e.g. cardboard, plastic, rubber, leather). 1.3 The requirements in this standard take account of intended use, as defined in 3.12 of EN 292-1:1991. This standard presumes access to the guillotine shear from all directions, deals with the hazards described in clause 4, and specifies the safety requirements and/or protective measures for both the operator and other exposed persons. 1.4 This standard also applies to ancillary devices which are an integral part of the guillotine shear. This standard also applies to machines which are integrated into an automatic production line where the hazards and risk arising are comparable to those of machines working separately.