This document specifies the safety requirements and measures for
— surface planing machines, also called jointers,
— thickness planing machines, also called planers or single surface planers,
— combined surface/thickness planing machines
with fixed cutter block position, with an integrated feed in thickness planing mode, with or without demountable power feed device in planing mode, with manual loading and/or unloading of the workpiece and capable of continuous production use, hereinafter referred to also 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 as 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. Transport, assembly, dismantling, disabling and scrapping phases have also been taken into account.
It is also applicable to surface planing machines and combined surface/thickness planing machines fitted with an optional mortising device, whose hazards have been dealt with.
This document does not apply to:
a) machines with more than one cutter block;
b) machines with a mortising unit driven by a separate motor;
c) machines where the cutter block is adjustable for depth of cut setting in thickness planing mode;
d) machines where the conversion from planing to thickness planing mode or vice versa is achieved by mounting or demounting parts/units;
e) machines where surface planing and thickness planing can be performed on the same section of the cutter block at the same time;
f) machines intended for use in potentially explosive atmosphere;
g) machines manufactured prior to the date of its publication as an international standard.