This part of ISO 4254 specifies the safety requirements and the means of their verification for the design and construction of self-propelled ride-on machines, mounted, semi-mounted and 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 information about residual risks to be provided by the manufacturer.
This document deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events, as listed in Annex A, relevant to this agricultural machinery when used as intended and under the conditions of misuse foreseeable by the manufacturer during normal operation and 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).
— machine-specific performance levels (PL or AgPL).
NOTE Machine-specific standards can give the required PL or AgPL.
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.