This document gives the safety requirements and measures for table band saws and band resaws, with manual loading and/or unloading and suitable for continuous production use, hereinafter referred to as “machines”.
The machines are designed to cut solid wood and material with similar physical characteristics to wood.
It deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events, listed in Annex A, relevant to the machines, when operated, adjusted and maintained as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer; reasonably foreseeable misuse has been considered too. Also, transport, assembly, dismantling, disabling and scrapping phases have been taken into account.
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 Log band sawing machines are covered by EN 1807-2:2013.
3) horizontal band saws and band resaws;
4) machines designed for cross-cutting of firewood.
This document does not deal with hazards related to the combination of a single machine being used with any other machine (as part of a line).
This document is not applicable to machines intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres or to machines manufactured prior to the date of its publication.