Annex IV of machine directive 1998/37/EC

ANNEX IV : TYPES OF MACHINERY AND SAFETY COMPONENTS FOR WHICH THE PROCEDURE REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 8(2)(b) AND (c) MUST BE APPLIED

A. Machinery

1. Circular saws (single or multi-blade) for working with wood and analogous materials or for working with meat and analogous materials.

1.1. Sawing machines with fixed tool during operation, having a fixed bed with manual feed of the workpiece or with a demountable power feed.

1.2. Sawing machines with fixed tool during operation, having a manually operated reciprocating saw-bench or carriage.

1.3. Sawing machines with fixed tool during operation, having a built-in mechanical feed device for the work-pieces, with manual loading and/or unloading.

1.4. Sawing machines with movable tool during operation, with a mechanical feed device and manual loading and/or unloading.

2. Hand-fed surface planing machines for woodworking.

3. Thicknessers for one-side dressing with manual loading and/or unloading for woodworking.

4. Band-saws with a fixed or mobile bed and band-saws with a mobile carriage, with manual loading and/or unloading, for working with wood and analogous materials or for working with meat and analogous materials.

5. Combined machines of the types referred to in 1 to 4 and 7 for working with wood and analogous materials.

6. Hand-fed tenoning machines with several tool holders for woodworking.

7. Hand-fed vertical spindle moulding machines for working with wood and analogous materials.

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 machines with manual loading or unloading.

11. Injection or compression rubber-moulding machines with manual loading or unloading.

12. Machinery for underground working of the following types:

- machinery on rails: locomotives and brake-vans,

- hydraulic-powered roof supports,

- internal combustion engines to be fitted to machinery for underground working.

13. Manually-loaded trucks for the collection of household refuse incorporating a compression mechanism.

14. Guards and detachable transmission shafts with universal joints as described in section 3.4.7.

15. Vehicles servicing lifts.

16. Devices for the lifting of persons involving a risk of falling from a vertical height of more than three metres.

17. Machines for the manufacture of pyrotechnics.

B. Safety components

1. Electro-sensitive devices designed specifically to detect persons in order to ensure their safety (non-material barriers, sensor mats, electromagnetic detectors, etc.).

2. Logic units which ensure the safety functions of bimanual controls.

3. Automatic movable screens to protect the presses referred to in 9, 10 and 11.

4. Roll-over protection structures (ROPS).

5. Falling-object protective structures (FOPS).