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prБДС EN ISO 11680:2022

Machinery for forestry - Manually portable (hand-held) powered lawn and garden equipment and forest machinery - Safety requirements and testing for pole-mounted powered pruners

General information

10.99     Nov 15, 2022

20.60    May 8, 2023



European Standard


This document specifies safety requirements and measures for their verification for the design and construction of portable, hand-held, pole-mounted powered pruners (hereafter named “machine”), including extendable and telescopic machines, having an integral combustion engine as their power source. These machines use a power transmission shaft to transmit power to a cutting attachment consisting of a saw-chain and guide bar, a reciprocating saw blade or a single-piece circular saw blade with a 205 mm maximum outside diameter. Methods for the elimination or reduction of hazards arising from the use of these machines and the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer are specified.
This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events with the exception of electric shock from contact with overhead electric lines (apart from warnings and advice for inclusion in the instructions), relevant to these machines when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Annex A).
This document is applicable to portable, hand-held, pole-mounted powered pruners manufactured after its date of publication.
Brush cutters with a circular saw blade are not included in the scope of this document.
NOTE      Brush cutter requirements are outlined in ISO 11806-1:2021.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

Life cycle


prБДС EN ISO 11680:2022
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Adopted from prEN ISO 11680 rev IDENTICAL

Adopted from ISO/AWI 11680 IDENTICAL