This document gives the safety requirements and measures for dimension saws as defined in 3.1, capable of continuous production use and 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 for the main saw blade and scoring saw blade to be raised and lowered;
b) device to tilt the main saw blade and scoring saw blade for angled cutting;
c) device for scoring;
d) device for grooving with milling tool with a width not exceeding 20 mm;
e) demountable power feed unit;
f) post-formed edge pre-cutting unit;
g) power-operated sliding table;
h) workpiece clamping.
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.