Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 4-2: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers

IEC 62841-4-2:2017 applies to hand-held hedge trimmers which are designed for use by one operator for trimming hedges and bushes, including extended-reach hedge trimmers with a maximum length of 3,5 m. The rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. The limits for the applicability of this standard for battery tools are given in K.1 and L.1. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. This standard is not applicable to hedge trimmers with a rotating blade. This standard is not applicable to scissors type grass shears. This Part 4-2 is to be used in conjunction with the first edition of IEC 62841-1:2014. The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 36 months from the date of publication Key words: Hedge trimmer, Hand-held tool, Safety

Elektrische motorbetriebene handgeführte Werkzeuge, transportable Werkzeuge und Rasen- und Gartenmaschinen - Sicherheit - Teil 4-2: Besondere Anforderungen für Heckenscheren

Outils électroportatifs à moteur, outils portables et machines pour jardins et pelouses - Sécurité - Partie 4-2: Exigences particulières pour les taille-haies

IEC 62841-4-2:2017 s'applique aux taille-haies portatifs qui sont conçus pour être utilisés par un opérateur pour tailler les haies et les buissons, y compris les taille-haies télescopiques portatifs d’une longueur maximale de 3,5 m. La tension assignée est inférieure à 250 V pour les outils à courant monophasé alternatif ou continu, et inférieure à 480 V pour les outils à courant alternatif triphasé. La tension assignée est inférieure à 3 700 W. Les limites d'application de la présente Norme aux outils fonctionnant sur batterie sont indiquées en K.1 et L.1. La présente Norme traite des dangers présentés par les outils, encourus par tous les individus dans l'utilisation normale et dans l'utilisation impropre raisonnablement prévisible de ces outils. Les outils électroportatifs, qui peuvent être montés sur un support de travail pour être utilisés comme outils installés à poste fixe sans aucune modification de l'outil lui-même, sont compris dans le domaine d'application de la présente Norme et la combinaison d'un outil portatif et d'un support est considérée comme un outil portable, donc couvert par la Partie 3 applicable. La présente norme ne s'applique pas aux taille-haies avec une lame rotative. La présente norme ne s'applique pas aux cisailles à gazon de type ciseaux. La présente Partie 4-2 doit être utilisée conjointement avec la première édition de l'IEC 62841-1 (2014). L'attention des Comités Nationaux est attirée sur le fait que les fabricants d'appareils et les organismes d'essai peuvent avoir besoin d'une période transitoire après la publication d'une nouvelle publication IEC, ou d'une publication amendée ou révisée, pour fabriquer des produits conformes aux nouvelles exigences et pour adapter leurs équipements aux nouveaux essais ou aux essais révisés. Le comité recommande que le contenu de cette publication soit entériné au niveau national au plus tôt 36 mois après la date de publication. Mots clés: taille-haies, outil portable, sécurité

Elektromotorna ročna orodja, prenosna orodja ter stroji za trato in vrt - Varnost - 4-2. del: Posebne zahteve za škarje za živo mejo (IEC 62841-4-2:2017/COR1:2018)

IEC 62841-4-2:2017 se uporablja za ročne škarje za živo mejo, ki jih ena oseba uporablja za obrezovanje žive meje in grmovja, vključno s škarjami za živo mejo z dosegom največ 3,5 m. Nazivna napetost ne presega 250 V za enofazna orodja na izmenični in enosmerni tok in 480 V za trifazna orodja na izmenični tok. Nazivna vhodna moč ne presega 3700 W. Omejitve uporabnosti tega standarda za baterijska orodja so podane v točkah K.1 in L.1. Ta standard obravnava tveganja, ki jih predstavljajo orodja in katerim so izpostavljene vse osebe pri običajni uporabi ter pričakovani nepravilni uporabi orodij. Ročna električna orodja, ki jih je mogoče pritrditi na opornik ali delovno stojalo, kjer se jih brez kakršnih koli sprememb samega orodja uporablja kot fiksna orodja, spadajo na področje uporabe tega standarda. Kombinacija ročnega orodja in takšnega stojala se obravnava kot prenosno orodje, ki je zajeto v ustreznem 3. delu. Ta standard se ne uporablja za škarje za živo mejo z vrtljivim rezilom. Ta standard se ne uporablja za škarje, namenjene za rezanje trave. Ta del 4-2 je treba uporabljati v povezavi s prvo izdajo standarda IEC 62841-1:2014. Nacionalni odbori morajo upoštevati, da bodo proizvajalci opreme in organizacije za preskušanje morda potrebovali prehodno obdobje po objavi nove, spremenjene ali popravljene objave IEC, da bodo lahko izdelovali izdelke v skladu z novimi zahtevami in se opremili za izvajanje novih ali spremenjenih preskusov. Odbor priporoča, da se vsebina te objave sprejme v nacionalno uporabo najpozneje 36 mesecev od datuma objave.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 62841-4-2:2019
01-september-2019
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 60745-2-15:2009
SIST EN 60745-2-15:2009/A1:2010

Elektromotorna ročna orodja, prenosna orodja ter stroji za trato in vrt - Varnost - 4-

2. del: Posebne zahteve za škarje za živo mejo (IEC 62841-4-2:2017/COR1:2018)
Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden

Machinery - Safety - Part 4-2: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers (IEC 62841-4-

2:2017/COR1:2018)
Elektrische motorbetriebene handgeführte Werkzeuge, transportable Werkzeuge und
Rasen- und Gartenmaschinen - Sicherheit - Teil 4-2: Besondere Anforderungen für
Heckenscheren (IEC 62841-4-2:2017/COR1:2018)

Outils électroportatifs à moteur, outils portables et machines pour jardins et pelouses -

Sécurité - Partie 4-2: Exigences particulières pour les taille-haies (IEC 62841-4-

2:2017/COR1:2018)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 62841-4-2:2019
ICS:
25.140.20 Električna orodja Electric tools
65.060.70 Vrtnarska oprema Horticultural equipment
SIST EN 62841-4-2:2019 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 62841-4-2
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
June 2019
ICS 25.140.20
English Version
Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and
lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 4-2: Particular
requirements for hedge trimmers
(IEC 62841-4-2:2017 , modified + COR1:2018)

Outils électroportatifs à moteur, outils portables et machines Elektrische motorbetriebene handgeführte Werkzeuge,

pour jardins et pelouses - Sécurité - Partie 4-2: Exigences transportable Werkzeuge und Rasen- und

particulières pour les taille-haies Gartenmaschinen - Sicherheit - Teil 4-2: Besondere

(IEC 62841-4-2:2017 , modifiée + COR1:2018) Anforderungen für Heckenscheren
(IEC 62841-4-2:2017 , modifiziert + COR1:2018)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2018-01-18. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC

Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation

under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the

same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2019 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.

Ref. No. EN 62841-4-2:2019 E
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European foreword

The text of document 116/346/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 62841-4-2, prepared by IEC/TC 116 "Safety

of motor-operated electric tools" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by

CENELEC as EN 62841-4-2:2019.

A draft amendment, which covers common modifications to IEC 62841-4-2, was prepared by

CLC/TC 116 "Safety of motor-operated electric tools" and approved by CENELEC.
The following dates are fixed:
– latest date by which this document has to be implemented (dop) 2019-12-28
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting (dow) 2023-06-28
with this document have to be withdrawn
EN 62841-4-2:2019 supersedes EN 60745-2-15:2009 + A1:2010.
This European Standard is divided into four parts:

Part 1: General requirements which are common to most hand-held electric motor operated tools

(for the purpose of this standard referred to simply as tools) which could come within the

scope of this standard;

Part 2, 3 or 4: Requirements for particular types of tools which either supplement or modify the

requirements given in Part 1 to account for the particular hazards and characteristics of

these specific tools.
This Part 4-2 is to be used in conjunction with EN 62841-1:2015.

This Part 4-2 supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses in EN 62841-1:2015, so as to convert it

into the European Standard: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers.

Where a particular subclause of Part 1 is not mentioned in this Part 4-1, that subclause applies as far as

relevant. When this standard states "addition", "modification" or "replacement", the relevant text in Part 1

is to be adapted accordingly.
The following print types are used:
- requirements; in roman type
- test specifications: in italic type;
- notes: in smaller roman type.
The terms defined in Clause 3 are printed in bold typeface.

Subclauses, notes, tables and figures which are additional to those in Part 1 are numbered starting

from 101.

Clauses, subclauses, notes, tables, figures and annexes which are additional to those in IEC 62841-4-

2:2017 are prefixed “Z”.
This European Standard follows the overall requirements of EN ISO 12100.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the

subject of patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such

patent rights.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European Commission

and the European Free Trade Association and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For the relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZZ, which is an integral part of this

document.
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Compliance with the clauses of Part 1 together with this Part 4-2 provides one means of conforming with

the essential health and safety requirements of the Directive concerned.
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 62841-4-2:2017 and COR1:2018 was approved by

CENELEC as a European Standard with agreed common modifications.
COMMON MODIFICATIONS
19 Mechanical hazards
Replace the existing Subclause 19.102.2.1 with the following:

19.102.2.1 The front handle shall be located so that the distance from the nearest cutting edge of the

cutter blade to the rear side of any handle, except for Category 1, is not less than 120 mm as shown in

Figure 108.

For Category 1, the shortest distance between the front of the handle grip and the nearest blade tooth

shall be at least 120 mm (see Figure 111). The distances shall be measured along the shortest path from

the front of the handle grip to the nearest cutting edge of the cutter blade.

For all categories in Table 101, if there is a front hand barrier, then the x and x distances in Figure 108

1 2

shall be measured along the shortest path from the backside of the handle, via the edge of the front hand

barrier, to the nearest cutting edge of the cutter blade. The front hand barrier shall not have any

openings with a minor dimension larger than 10 mm.
Compliance is checked by inspection and by measurement.
Replace the existing Subclause 19.102.2.2 with the following:
19.102.2.2 This subclause is not applicable.
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19.103.1
Replace Table 101 with the following:
Table 101 – Hedge trimmer categories (excluding extended-reach hedge trimmers)
Items with requirements Category number and requirements
1 2 3b 4
Cutting length Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
< 200 mm
Maximum blade stopping time No No 1 s 1 s
(Subclause 19.104)
Minimum number of handles 1 2 2 2
Minimum number of handles with 1 1 2 2
blade control
(two with (two with
simultaneous simultaneous
actuation) actuation)
Location of blade control rear handle rear handle Not applicable Not applicable
Blade configuration figure 114 114 115 116
Lower barrier required No No No No
(Subclause 19.105)
Adjustable handle during operation No Yes Yes Yes
permitted
(Subclause 19.101.3)
Front hand barrier required No No No No
(Subclause 19.102.2)
and delete NOTE 1 and NOTE 2.
Replace the existing Subclause 19.103.4 with the following:
19.103.4 This subclause is not applicable.
Replace the existing Subclause 19.105 with the following:
19.105 This subclause is not applicable.
20 Mechanical strength
Replace the existing Subclause 20.101.2 with the following:

20.101.2 The hedge trimmer is suspended vertically from a point midway along the length of the

cutting device. A mass of
– 5 kg for Categories 1 and 2; or
– 15 kg for Categories 3b and 4

is gradually suspended at the midpoint of each gripping surface of each handle identified in 8.14.2, in

turn, over an area of (75 ± 5) mm in width for 1 min.

After the test, the hedge trimmer shall comply with the acceptance criteria of 20.1 and shall not have

separated or permanently deformed to a degree that the mechanical safety of the machine as required by

this standard is impaired (excluding deformation of the cutting device) as a result of the applied force.

Delete Figures 109, 110 and 118.
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Annex I
Replace the title of Annex I with the following:
Annex I
(normative)
Measurement of noise and vibration emissions
and delete the note.
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Annex K
(normative)
Battery tools and battery packs
K.1 Scope
Replace Note 103 with the following:

Except for Category 1 machines, this annex does not apply to hedge trimmers equipped with integral

batteries.
Replace the NOTE 101 in Subclause K.21.18 with the following:
K.21.18.Z101 Isolation and disabling device
Machines with an integral battery shall either be equipped

– with an isolation device to prevent the risk of injury from mechanical hazards during servicing or user

maintenance; or
– with a disabling device that prevents unintentional starting of the machine.
An isolation device shall

– provide disconnection of all poles of the battery from the serviceable region of the machine;

– be equipped with an unambiguous indication of the state of the disconnection device which

corresponds to each position of its manual control (actuator);
– be provided with protection against accidental reconnection.

NOTE 1 Examples of methods to achieve this disconnection include removable jumpers, integral batteries that can be

disconnected for servicing or user maintenance, or an electromechanical power switch with a direct mechanical link between the

actuator and the contact.

NOTE 2 The risk of accidental reconnection for a power switch is addressed by the requirement of 21.18.102.3. The other

examples in NOTE 1 achieve this by the necessary actions for reconnection.
A disabling device may be achieved by any of the following:

– a self-restoring or non-self-restoring lock-off device where two separate and dissimilar actions are

necessary before the motor is switched on (e.g. a power switch which has to be pushed in before it

can be moved laterally to close the contacts to start the motor). It shall not be possible to achieve

these two actions with a single grasping motion or a straight-line motion;

– a removable disabling device provided with the machine where it shall not be possible for the

machine to be operated when either applied or removed.
Compliance is checked by inspection and by manual test.
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Annex L
(normative)
Battery tools and battery packs provided with mains connection or non-
isolated sources
L.1 Scope
Replace Note 103 with the following:

Except for Category 1 machines, this annex does not apply to hedge trimmers equipped with integral

batteries.
Replace the NOTE 101 in Subclause L.21.18 with the following:
L.21.18.Z101 Isolation and disabling device
Machines with an integral battery shall either be equipped

– with an isolation device to prevent the risk of injury from mechanical hazards during servicing or user

maintenance; or
– with a disabling device that prevents unintentional starting of the machine.
An isolation device shall

– provide disconnection of all poles of the battery from the serviceable region of the machine;

– be equipped with an unambiguous indication of the state of the disconnection device which

corresponds to each position of its manual control (actuator);
– be provided with protection against accidental reconnection.

NOTE 1 Examples of methods to achieve this disconnection include removable jumpers, integral batteries that can be

disconnected for servicing or user maintenance, or an electromechanical power switch with a direct mechanical link between the

actuator and the contact.

NOTE 2 The risk of accidental reconnection for a power switch is addressed by the requirement of 21.18.102.3. The other

examples in NOTE 1 achieve this by the necessary actions for reconnection.
A disabling device may be achieved by any of the following:

– a self-restoring or non-self-restoring lock-off device where two separate and dissimilar actions are

necessary before the motor is switched on (e.g. a power switch which has to be pushed in before it

can be moved laterally to close the contacts to start the motor). It shall not be possible to achieve

these two actions with a single grasping motion or a straight-line motion;

– a removable disabling device provided with the machine where it shall not be possible for the

machine to be operated when either applied or removed.
Compliance is checked by inspection and by manual test.
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Add the following annexes:
Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies.

For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any

amendments) applies.

NOTE 1 Where an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the

relevant EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available

here: www.cenelec.eu.
The Annex ZA from EN 62841-1:2015 is applicable with the following changes:
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
Addition:
IEC 61672-1 - Electroacoustics – Sound level meters – EN 61672-1
Part 1: Specifications
ISO 354 2003 Acoustics – Measurement of sound EN ISO 354 2003
absorption in a reverberation room
ISO 11684 - Tractors, machinery for agriculture and - -
forestry, powered lawn and garden
equipment – Safety signs and hazard
pictorials – General principles
ISO 22868 2011 Forestry and gardening machinery – Noise EN ISO 22868 2011
test code for portable hand-held machines
with internal combustion engine –
Engineering method (Grade 2 accuracy)
Replacement:
ISO 3744 2010 Acoustics – Determination of sound power EN ISO 3744 2010
levels and sound energy levels of noise
sources using sound pressure – Engineering
methods for an essentially free field over a
reflecting plane
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Annex ZZ
(informative)
Relationship between this European Standard and the essential requirements of
Directive 2006/42/EC [2006 OJ L157] aimed to be covered

This European Standard has been prepared under a Commission’s standardisation request M/396 to

provide one voluntary means of conforming to essential requirements of Directive 2006/42/EC of the

European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending
Directive 95/16/EC.

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive, compliance

with the normative clauses of this standard given in Table ZZ.1 confers, within the limits of the scope of

this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements of that

Directive, and associated EFTA regulations.
Table ZZ.1 – Correspondence between this European Standard
and Annex I of Directive 2006/42/EC
Essential Requirements of Clause(s) / sub-clause(s) Remarks / Notes:
Directive 2006/42/EC of this EN
Clause numbers of Annex I
1.1.2 4
(Principles of safety integration)
1.1.3 5, 6.1, 21.6, K/L.5, L.21
(Materials and products)
1.1.5 5, 19.101, 19.103.3, 19.106,
(Design of machinery to facilitate 19.109, 19.110, K/L.5, K.19.101,
its handling) K.19.103.3, K/L.19.109,
K.21.301, L.21.301
1.1.6 5, 19.5, 21.18.102.2, K/L.5, L.21
(Ergonomics)
1.2.1 5, 18.6, 18.8, 23.1.6, 23.1.10,
(Safety and reliability of control 23.1.11, 23.3, K/L.5, K/L.18.6,
systems) K/L.18.8, K/L.23.1.10,
K.23.1.201, L.18
1.2.2 5, 8.5, 8.9, 8.10, 8.11, 21.1,
(Control devices) 21.2., 21.4, 21.17, 21.18.101 –
21.18.102, K/L.5, K.21.17.1.2,
L.21
1.2.3 5, 21.17, K/L.5, K.21.17.1.2,
(Starting) L.21
1.2.4.1 5, 21.17, K/L.5, K.21.17.1.2,
(Normal stop) L.21
1.2.6 5, 21.18.102.2, 23.3, K/L.5, L.21
(Failure of the power supply)
1.3.2 5, 8.14.2 c), 13.1, 14.4, 17,
(Risk of break-up during 19.107, 19.108, 20, 21.23,
operation) 24.11, 24.12, 24.13, 27, K/L.5,
K/L.13.1, K/L.17, K.19.107,
K/L.20, K/L.24.301, K.27.1, L.21
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Essential Requirements of Clause(s) / sub-clause(s) Remarks / Notes:
Directive 2006/42/EC of this EN
Clause numbers of Annex I
1.3.3 5, 18.3, K/L.5, L.18
(Risk due to falling or ejected
objects)
1.3.4 19.2, 19.103, 21.24, K.19.103,
(Risks due to surfaces, edges or L.21
angles)
1.3.7 5, 19.1, 19.102, 19.103, 19.104,
(Risks related to moving parts) K/L.5
1.3.8.1 5, 19.1, K/L.5
(Moving transmission parts)
1.3.8.2 5, 19.1, 19.102, 19.103.2, K/L.5
(Moving parts involved in the
process)
1.4.1 5, 19.1, 19.102, 19.106, 20.1,
(General requirements (for guards 20.2, 20.3, 20.4, 21.22, K/L.5,
and protective devices)) K.20.1, K.20.3, L.20, L.21
1.4.2.1 5, 19.1, 19.9, K/L.5
(Special requirements for fixed
guards)
1.4.2.3 5, 19.1, K/L.5
(Special requirements for
adjustable guards restricting
access)
1.5.1 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16,
(Risks due to electricity supply) 17, 18.1 - 18.7, 20.5, 21.3, 21.5 -
21.16, 21.19 - 21.22, 21.25 –
21.34, 22, 23.1.1 - 23.1.5, 23.1.7
- 23.1.9, 23.2, 23.4, 23.5, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, K/L.5, K.7, K/L.9,
K/L.10, K/L.11, K/L.12, K/L.14,
K/L.16, K/L.17, K.18.1 – K.18.7,
K.21.5 – K.21.16, K.21.19 –
K.21.22, K.21.25 – K.21.34,
K/L.22, K/L.24, K/L.25, K/L.26,
K.27.1, K/L.28.1, K.28.2, L.7.1,
L.18, L.18.201, L.20, L.21,
Annex C
1.5.4 5, 8.7, 8.8, 8.13, 8.14.2, 21.7
21.8, 21.19, 27.1, K/L.5, K.8.7,
(Risks due to errors of fitting)
K.8.8, K/L.19.201, K/L.21.201,
K/L.21.203, K.27.1, L.21
1.5.5 5, 12.5, K/L.5, K.12.1
(Risks due to extreme
temperatures)
1.5.6 5, 13, 18.1, 18.2, 18.4, 18.6,
(Risks due to fire) 28.1, K/L.5, K/L.12.201, K/L.13,
K.18.1, K.18.6, K/L.18.201,
K/L.18.202, K/L.18.203, K.20.1,
K.20.3, K/L.21.201, K/L.21.203,
K/L.23.201, K/L:23.202,
K/L.28.1, L.18, L.18.204,
L.20.201, L.20.202, L.28.201
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Essential Requirements of Clause(s) / sub-clause(s) Remarks / Notes:
Directive 2006/42/EC of this EN
Clause numbers of Annex I
1.5.7 5, K/L.5, K/L.12.201, K.18.201,
(Risks due to explosion) K/L.18.202, K/L.18.203,
K/L.10.202, K.20.1, K.20.3,
K/L.21.202, K/L.21.203,
L.18.204, L.20.201, L.20.202
1.5.8 I.2.Z1
(Risks due to noise)
1.5.9 I.3.Z1
(Risks due to vibrations)
1.5.10 5, 6.1, 6.3, K/L.5
(Risks due to radiation)
1.5.11 5, 18.8, K/L.5, K/L.18.8
(Risks due to external radiation)
1.5.12 6.2
(Risks due to laser radiation)
1.6.1 24.1, K/L.21.18.Z101
(Machinery maintenance)
1.6.3 24.1, K.21.18.Z101,
(Isolation of energy sources) L.21.18.Z101, K.24.302,
L.21.302
1.7.1 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, K/L.8.1,
(Information and warnings on K/L.8.4
machinery)
1.7.2 8.2
(Warning of residual risks)
1.7.3 8.3, 8.4, 8.12, K/L.8.3, K/L.8.4
(Marking of machinery)
1.7.4 8.14, K/L.8.14.1.1,
(Instructions) K/L.8.14.1.101, K/L.8.14.2
2.2.1 5, 19.5, 19.101, 21.18.102,
(General requirements for K/L.5, K.19.101, L.21
portable hand-held and/or hand-
guided machinery)
2.2.1.1 5, 8.14.2 Za) 3), I.3.6.2, K/L.5
(Instructions for portable hand-
held and/or hand-guided
machinery)

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IEC 62841-4-2
Edition 1.0 2017-12
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and
garden machinery – Safety –
Part 4-2: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers
Outils électroportatifs à moteur, outils portables et machines pour jardins et
pelouses – Sécurité –
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 7

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 7

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 7

4 General requirements ...................................................................................................... 9

5 General conditions for the tests ....................................................................................... 9

6 Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards ............................................................................. 9

7 Classification ................................................................................................................. 10

8 Marking and instructions ................................................................................................ 10

9 Protection against access to live parts ........................................................................... 12

10 Starting ......................................................................................................................... 12

11 Input and current ........................................................................................................... 12

12 Heating .......................................................................................................................... 12

13 Resistance to heat and fire ............................................................................................ 12

14 Moisture resistance ....................................................................................................... 13

15 Resistance to rusting ..................................................................................................... 13

16 Overload protection of transformers and associated circuits .......................................... 13

17 Endurance ..................................................................................................................... 13

18 Abnormal operation ....................................................................................................... 13

19 Mechanical hazards ....................................................................................................... 14

20 Mechanical strength ...................................................................................................... 27

21 Construction .................................................................................................................. 30

22 Internal wiring ................................................................................................................ 33

23 Components .................................................................................................................. 33

24 Supply connection and external flexible cords ............................................................... 35

25 Terminals for external conductors .................................................................................. 36

26 Provision for earthing .................................................................................................... 36

27 Screws and connections ................................................................................................ 36

28 Creepage distances, clearances and distances through insulation ................................. 36

Annexes ............................................................................................................................... 56

Annex I (informative) Measurement of noise and vibration emissions ................................... 57

Annex K (normative) Battery tools and battery packs ........................................................... 63

Annex L (normative) Battery tools and battery packs provided with mains connection

or non-isolated sources ................................................................................................. 71

Annex AA (normative) Safety signs for safety instructions and warnings .............................. 77

Annex BB (informative) Example of a material and construction for fulfilling the

requirements for an artificial surface .............................................................................. 80

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 82

Figure 101 – Pictorial representation of some definitions ...................................................... 37

Figure 102 – Pictorial representation of some definitions ...................................................... 37

Figure 103 – Measurement of cutting length ......................................................................... 38

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Figure 104 – Handles positioning .......................................................................................... 39

Figure 105 – Measurement of handle gripping length ............................................................ 41

Figure 106 – Adjustable front handle limits for side to side handle rotation ........................... 41

Figure 107 – Adjustable rear handle limits for side to side handle rotation ............................ 42

Figure 108 – Measurement of reach distance ........................................................................ 42

Figure 109 – Front hand barrier dimensions .......................................................................... 43

Figure 110 – Front hand barrier width for category 3a with adjustable cutting device ........... 43

Figure 111 – Examples of compliant/non-compliant handle distances and handle

attachments for category 1 .................................................................................................... 44

Figure 112 – Measurement of distance from the cutte
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