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Machinery Directive Annex IV

Types of machinery subject to special assessment procedures under Annex IV of the Machinery Directive

  1. Circular saws (single or multi-blade) for working with wood and material with similar physical characteristics or for working with meat and material with similar characteristics, of the following types:
    1. 1.1 sawing machinery with fixed blade(s) during cutting, having a fixed bed or support with manual feed of the workpiece or with a demountable power feed;
    2. 1.2 sawing machinery with fixed blade(s) during cutting, having a manually operated reciprocating saw-bench or carriage;
    3. 1.3 sawing machinery with movable blade(s) during cutting, having a built-in mechanical feed device for the workpieces, with manual loading and/or unloading;
    4. 1.4 sawing machinery with movable blade(s) during cutting, having mechanical movement of the blade, with manual loading and/or unloading
  2. Hand-fed surface planning machinery for woodworking.
  3. Thicknessers for one-side dressing having a built-in mechanical feed device, with manual loading and/or unloading for woodworking.
  4. Band-saws with manual loading and/or unloading for working with wood and material with similar physical characteristics or for working with meat and material with similar physical characteristics, of the following types:
    1. 4.1 sawing machinery with fixed blade(s) during cutting, having a fixed or reciprocating-movement bed or support for the workpiece;
    2. 4.2 sawing machinery with blade(s) assembled on a carriage with reciprocating motion.
  5. Combined machinery of the types referred to in points 1 to 4 and point 7 of this Annex, for working with wood and material with similar physical characteristics.
  6. Hand-fed tenoning machinery with several tool holders for woodworking.
  7. Hand-fed vertical spindle moulding machinery for working with wood and material with similar physical characteristics.
  8. Portable chainsaws for woodworking.
  9. Presses, including press-brakes, for the cold working of metals, with manual loading and/or unloading, whose movable working parts may have a travel exceeding 6 mm and a speed exceeding 30 mm/s.
  10. Injection or compression plastics-moulding machinery with manual loading or unloading.
  11. Injection or compression rubber-moulding machinery with manual loading or unloading.
  12. Machinery for underground working of the following types:
    1. 12.1 locomotives and brake-vans;
    2. 12.2 hydraulic-powered roof supports.
  13. Manually loaded trucks for the collection of household refuse incorporating a compression mechanism.
  14. Removable mechanical transmission devices including their guards.
  15. Guards for removable mechanical transmission devices.
  16. Vehicle servicing lifts.
  17. Devices for the lifting of persons or of persons and goods involving a hazard of falling from a vertical height of more than three metres.
  18. Portable cartridge-operated fixing and other impact machinery.
  19. Protective devices designed to detect the presence of persons.
  20. Power-operated interlocking movable guards designed to be used as safeguards in machinery referred to in points 9, 10 and 11 of this Annex.
  21. Logic units to ensure safety functions.
  22. Roll-over protective structures (ROPS).
  23. Falling-object protective structures (FOPS).

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