Double acting hydraulic rescue tools for fire and rescue service use - Safety and performance requirements

This European Standard deals with the technical requirements to minimise the risks of hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the operation and/or maintenance of double acting hydraulic rescue tool systems, when carried out as intended by the manufacturer or his authorised representative.
All the safety requirements of this standard apply to double acting hydraulic rescue tools manufactured after the date of publication.
Double acting hydraulic rescue tool systems are intended for use by the fire fighting and rescue services, principally for cutting through, spreading or pushing apart the structural parts of road vehicles, ships, trains, aircraft's and building structures involved in accidents. They consist, as defined in Clause 3 of a separate power pack, the tool[s] and the necessary interconnections and intended accessories.
NOTE 1   The aim is to assist whilst extracting the casualties or to create a working space for paramedical services taking the local conditions into account.
This European Standard does not establish the additional requirements for:
a)   operation in severe conditions (e.g. extreme environmental conditions such as: temperatures outside the range -20 °C +55 °C, corrosive environment, tropical environment, contaminating environments, strong magnetic fields, potentially explosive atmospheres);
b)   the risk directly arising from the means provided for the portability, transportability and mobility of double-acting hydraulic rescue tools during periods of their operation.
NOTE 2   For the EU/EEA other Directives can be applicable to the equipment in the scope, for example the Electro Magnetic Compatibility Directive.

Doppelt wirkende hydraulische Rettungsgeräte für die Feuerwehr und Rettungsdienste - Sicherheits- und Leistungsanforderungen

Dieses Dokument behandelt die technischen Anforderungen zur Risikominimierung der in Abschnitt 4 aufgeführten Gefährdungen, die auftreten können, wenn doppelt wirkende hydraulische Rettungsgeräte-systeme wie vom Hersteller oder seinem autorisierten Vertreter vorgesehen bedient und/oder gewartet werden.
Alle Sicherheitsanforderungen dieses Dokuments gelten für doppelt wirkende hydraulische Rettungsgeräte, die nach dem Erscheinungsdatum hergestellt werden.
Doppelt wirkende hydraulische Rettungsgerätesysteme sind vorgesehen für den Einsatz durch Feuerwehren und Rettungsdienste im Wesentlichen für das Durchtrennen, Spreizen oder Auseinanderziehen von Teilen von Fahrzeugen, Schiffen, Schienenfahrzeugen, Flugzeugen und Gebäudeteilen, die in Unfälle verwickelt sind. Diese Geräte bestehen, entsprechend Abschnitt 3, aus einem separaten Pumpenaggregat, dem (den) Rettungsgerät(en) sowie den erforderlichen Anschlüssen und vorgesehenem Zubehör.
ANMERKUNG 1   Das Ziel des Einsatzes ist die Hilfestellung bei der Bergung von Unfallopfern oder das Schaffen eines Arbeitsbereiches für Sanitätsdienste unter Berücksichtigung der örtlichen Gegebenheiten.
Dieses Dokument legt keine zusätzlichen Anforderungen fest für:
a)   den Betrieb unter schwierigen Bedingungen (z. B. extreme Umgebungsbedingungen wie: Temperaturen außerhalb des Bereichs von - 20 °C und + 55 °C, korrosive Umgebung, tropische Umgebung, kontaminierende Umgebungen, starke Magnetfelder, potenziell explosive Atmosphäre);
b)   die Gefahr, die direkt aus den Einrichtungen entsteht, die zum Tragen, Transportieren und für die Mobilität von doppelt wirkenden hydraulischen Rettungsgeräten während des Einsatzzeitraumes vorgesehen sind.
ANMERKUNG 2   Für die EU/EEA können weitere Richtlinien für die im Anwendungsbereich genannten Geräte gelten, wie z. B. die Richtlinie zur Elektromagnetischen Verträglichkeit.

Matériels hydrauliques de désincarcération a double effet a usage des services d'incendie et de secours - Prescriptions de sécurité et de performance

Le présent document traite des prescriptions techniques destinées a minimiser les risques de survenue des phénomenes dangereux indiqués dans l'Article 4, qui peuvent se présenter pendant le fonctionnement et/ou la maintenance des matériels de désincarcération hydrauliques a double effet, lorsque ces opérations sont effectuées conformément aux indications du fabricant ou de son représentant agréé.
Toutes les prescriptions de sécurité du présent document s'appliquent aux matériels de désincarcération hydrauliques a double effet fabriqués apres sa date de publication.
Les systemes de désincarcération hydrauliques a double effet sont destinés aux services d'incendie et de secours, principalement pour découper, écarter ou pousser les parties structurelles des véhicules routiers, des bateaux, des trains et des avions, ainsi que des structures de construction impliquées dans les accidents. Comme défini dans l'Article 3, ces systemes sont composés d'un bloc d'alimentation indépendant, de l'outil (des outils) et des raccordements et accessoires prévus nécessaires.
NOTE 1   L'objectif consiste a faciliter l'extraction des blessés ou a créer un espace de travail pour les équipes paramédicales, en tenant compte de la situation rencontrée.
Le présent document n'établit pas les prescriptions supplémentaires pour :
a)   le fonctionnement dans des conditions tres difficiles (par exemple, des conditions d'environnement extremes telles que : des températures en dehors de la plage Ó 20 °C + 55 °C, un environnement corrosif, un milieu tropical, un environnement contaminant, des champs magnétiques intenses, des atmospheres potentiellement explosibles) ;
b)   les risques découlant directement des moyens utilisés pour la portabilité, la transportabilité et la mobilité des matériels de désincarcération hydrauliques a double effet au cours de leur utilisation.

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Doppelt wirkende hydraulische Rettungsgeräte für die Feuerwehr und Rettungsdienste - Sicherheits- und LeistungsanforderungenMatériels hydrauliques de désincarcération a double effet a usage des services d'incendie et de secours - Prescriptions de sécurité et de performanceDouble acting hydraulic rescue tools for fire and rescue service use - Safety and performance requirements13.220.10Gašenje požaraFire-fighting11.160First aidICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 13204:2004SIST EN 13204:2005en01-februar-2005SIST EN 13204:2005SLOVENSKI

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EUROPEAN STANDARDNORME EUROPÉENNEEUROPÄISCHE NORMEN 13204December 2004ICS 11.160; 13.220.10English versionDouble acting hydraulic rescue tools for fire and rescue serviceuse - Safety and performance requirementsMatériels hydrauliques de désincarcération à double effet àusage des services d'incendie et de secours - Prescriptionsde sécurité et de performanceDoppelt wirkende hydraulische Rettungsgeräte für dieFeuerwehr und Rettungsdienste - Sicherheits- undLeistungsanforderungenThis European Standard was approved by CEN on 27 October 2004.CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this EuropeanStandard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such nationalstandards may be obtained on application to the Central Secretariat or to any CEN member.This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translationunder the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the officialversions.CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia,Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATIONCOMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATIONEUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNGManagement Centre: rue de Stassart, 36

B-1050 Brussels© 2004 CENAll rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reservedworldwide for CEN national Members.Ref. No. EN 13204:2004: ESIST EN 13204:2005

EN 13204:2004 (E) 2 Contents page Foreword.............................................................................................................................................................4 Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................5 1 Scope......................................................................................................................................................6 2 Normative references............................................................................................................................6 3 Terms and definitions...........................................................................................................................7 4 Hazards.................................................................................................................................................10 5 Requirements.......................................................................................................................................11 5.1 Safety requirements............................................................................................................................11 5.1.1 General.................................................................................................................................................11 5.1.2 Spreaders.............................................................................................................................................13 5.1.3 Cutters..................................................................................................................................................15 5.1.4 Combi tools..........................................................................................................................................15 5.1.5 Rams.....................................................................................................................................................16 5.1.6 Power packs.........................................................................................................................................18 5.1.7 Manual pumps.....................................................................................................................................18 5.1.8 Hose and hose assemblies................................................................................................................18 5.1.9 Hose reels............................................................................................................................................19 5.1.10 Accessories.........................................................................................................................................19 5.1.11 Noise.....................................................................................................................................................19 5.2 Performance requirements.................................................................................................................20 5.2.1 General.................................................................................................................................................20 5.2.2 Spreaders.............................................................................................................................................20 5.2.3 Cutters..................................................................................................................................................21 5.2.4 Combi tools..........................................................................................................................................23 5.2.5 Rams.....................................................................................................................................................24 5.2.6 Power pack...........................................................................................................................................25 5.2.7 Manual pumps.....................................................................................................................................26 5.2.8 Hoses assemblies and hose reels.....................................................................................................26 5.2.9 Accessories.........................................................................................................................................26 6 Verification...........................................................................................................................................26 6.1 General.................................................................................................................................................26 6.2 Verification of safety requirements...................................................................................................27 6.2.1 General. Verify from manufacturers data.........................................................................................27 6.2.2 Spreaders.............................................................................................................................................29 6.2.3 Cutters..................................................................................................................................................30 6.2.4 Combi tools..........................................................................................................................................30 6.2.5 Rams.....................................................................................................................................................31 6.2.6 Power packs.........................................................................................................................................31 6.2.7 Manual pumps.....................................................................................................................................32 6.2.8 Hoses and hose assemblies..............................................................................................................32 6.2.9 Hose reels............................................................................................................................................32 6.2.10 Accessories.........................................................................................................................................32 6.2.11 Noise.....................................................................................................................................................32 6.3 Verification of performance requirements........................................................................................33 6.3.1 General.................................................................................................................................................33 6.3.2 Spreaders.............................................................................................................................................33 SIST EN 13204:2005

EN 13204:2004 (E) 3 6.3.3 Cutters..................................................................................................................................................33 6.3.4 Combi tool...........................................................................................................................................34 6.3.5 Rams.....................................................................................................................................................34 6.3.6 Power pack..........................................................................................................................................34 6.3.7 Manual pump.......................................................................................................................................35 6.3.8 Hose assemblies and hose reels.......................................................................................................36 6.3.9 Accessories.........................................................................................................................................36 7 Information for use.............................................................................................................................36 7.1 General.................................................................................................................................................36 7.2 Training................................................................................................................................................36 7.3 Safe and efficient operation...............................................................................................................36 7.4 Stowage and cleaning........................................................................................................................37 7.5 Inspection and testing........................................................................................................................37 8 Marking................................................................................................................................................37 Annex A (normative)

List of hazards...........................................................................................................39 Annex B (normative)

Noise test code (Grade 2 of accuracy)....................................................................42 Annex C (informative)

Additional recommendations.................................................................................45 Annex D (informative)

Examples of technical measures for noise reduction.........................................46 Annex ZA (informative)

Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Machinery Directive 98/37/EC amended by Directive 98/79/EC..................47 Bibliography.....................................................................................................................................................48

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EN 13204:2004 (E) 4 Foreword This document (EN 13204:2004) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 192 “Fire service equipment”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by June 2005, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by June 2005. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s). For relationships with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document. This document includes a Bibliography. According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard : Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

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EN 13204:2004 (E) 5 Introduction This document is a type C standard as stated in EN 1070. The machinery concerned and the extent to which hazards, hazardous situations and events are covered are indicated in the scope of this document. When provisions of this type C standard are different from those which are stated in type A or B standards, the provisions of this type C standard take precedence over the provisions of the other standards, for machines that have been designed and built according to the provisions of this type C standard. When compiling this document, it was assumed that: a) the manufacturer shall design and/or use components without specific requirements in accordance with the usual engineering practice and calculation codes, including all failure modes; b) only trained and competent persons whilst wearing gloves (which comply to EN 659), will use and operate the machinery; c) the machinery is kept in good repair and working order, so that the required characteristics remain despite wear; d) the working place is adequately lit; e) negotiations occur between the manufacturer and the purchaser concerning particular conditions for the use and places of use for the machinery related to health and safety.

SIST EN 13204:2005

EN 13204:2004 (E) 6 1 Scope This document deals with the technical requirements to minimise the risks of hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the operation and/or maintenance of double acting hydraulic rescue tool systems, when carried out as intended by the manufacturer or his authorised representative. All the safety requirements of this document apply to double acting hydraulic rescue tools manufactured after the date of publication. Double acting hydraulic rescue tool systems are intended for use by the fire fighting and rescue services, principally for cutting through, spreading or pushing apart the structural parts of road vehicles, ships, trains, aircraft's and building structures involved in accidents. They consist, as defined in Clause 3 of a separate power pack, the tool[s] and the necessary interconnections and intended accessories. NOTE 1 The aim is to assist whilst extracting the casualties or to create a working space for paramedical services taking the local conditions into account. This document does not establish the additional requirements for: a) operation in severe conditions (e.g. extreme environmental conditions such as: temperatures outside the range –20 °C +55 °C, corrosive environment, tropical environment, contaminating environments, strong magnetic fields, potentially explosive atmospheres); b) the risk directly arising from the means provided for the portability, transportability and mobility of double-acting hydraulic rescue tools during periods of their operation. NOTE 2 For the EU/EEA other Directives can be applicable to the equipment in the scope, for example the Electro Magnetic Compatibility Directive. 2 Normative references The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application 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. EN 563, Safety of machinery — Temperatures of touchable surfaces — Ergonomics data to establish temperature limit values for hot surfaces EN 659, Protective gloves for firefighters EN 837-1, Pressure gauges — Part 1: Bourdon tube pressure gauges — Dimensions, metrology, requirements and testing EN 853, Rubber hoses and hose assemblies — Wire braid reinforced hydraulic type — Specification EN 855, Plastic hoses and hose assemblies — Thermoplastics textile reinforced hydraulic type - Specification EN 856, Rubber hoses and hose assemblies — Rubber-covered spiral wire reinforced hydraulic type — Specification EN 857, Rubber hoses and hose assemblies — Wire braid reinforced compact type for hydraulic applications — Specification EN 953, Safety of machinery — Guards — General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards SIST EN 13204:2005

EN 13204:2004 (E) 7 EN 982, Safety of machinery — Safety requirements for fluid power systems and their components — Hydraulics EN 1050:1996, Safety of machinery — Principles for risk assessment EN 1070:1998, Safety of machinery — Terminology EN 10025-1:2004, Hot rolled products of structural steels — Part 1: General technical delivery conditions EN 10210-2, Hot finished structural hollow sections of non-alloy and fine grain structural steels. — Part 2: Tolerances, dimensions and sectional properties EN 13202, Ergonomics of the thermal environment — Temperatures of touchable hot surfaces — Guidance for establishing surface temperature limit values in production standards with the aid of EN 563 EN 60204-1, Safety of machinery — Electrical equipment of machines — Part 1: General requirements EN 60529, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP codes) EN ISO 1402, Rubber and plastic hoses and hose assemblies — Hydrostatic testing (ISO 1402:1994) EN ISO 1746, Rubber or plastics hoses and tubing — Bending tests (ISO 1746:1998, including technical corrigendum 1:1999) EN ISO 4871, Acoustics — Declaration and verification of noise emission values of machinery and equipment (ISO 4871:1996) EN ISO 7751:1997, Rubber and plastisc hoses and hose assemblies — Ratios of proof and burst pressure to design working pressure (ISO 7751:1991) EN ISO 11201, Acoustics — Noise emitted by machinery and equipment — Measurement of emission sound pressure levels at the work station and at other specified positions — Engineering method in a essentially free-field conditions over a reflecting plane (ISO 11201:1995) EN ISO 11688-1, Acoustics — Recommended practice for the design of low-noise machinery and equipment — Part 1: Planning (ISO/TR 11688-1:1995) 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 1070:1998 and the following apply. 3.1 accessories additional attachable parts that are used to adapt a tool enabling it to perform a certain special task, e.g.: pulling attachments, manifolds, saddles, extension tubes, etc. 3.2 detachable parts parts or components that can be removed by hand (without tools) under no load conditions 3.3 control device device connected to the hydraulic control circuit and used for controlling the operation of the tool (e.g. hydraulic valves, relay, magnetically operated valve) SIST EN 13204:2005

EN 13204:2004 (E) 8 3.4 manual control actuator component of the control device which, when operated, activates the control device, and is designed to be operated by one person 3.5 operator for the purpose of this document the operator [EN 1070] is only the person operating the manual control actuator of the tool 3.6 combination tool (combi tool) hydraulic rescue tool able to perform a minimum of four functions namely: spreading, pulling, squeezing and cutting 3.6.1 spreading outward movement of the jaw(s) or arm(s) to force apart structural parts or elements 3.6.2 pulling inward movement of the jaw(s) or arm(s) when fitted with pulling attachments to draw structural parts or elements together 3.6.3 squeezing inward movement of the jaw(s) or arm(s) to compress structural parts or elements 3.6.4 cutting inward movement of the cutting area of the jaw(s) or blade(s) to cut or shear structural parts or elements 3.6.5 spreading force force at a position within the spreading distance, expressed in kN 3.6.6 spreading distance distance of travel at the tips between the fully closed position and fully open position, expressed in mm 3.6.7 pulling force force at a position within the pulling distance, expressed in kN 3.6.8 pulling distance distance of travel between an open position and the fully closed position, expressed in mm 3.7 cutter hydraulic rescue tool able to perform a cutting function with the aid of one or more blade(s) 3.7.1 cutter opening distance between the blade tips when in the blades are in an open position, expressed in mm SIST EN 13204:2005

EN 13204:2004 (E) 9 3.7.2 cutter reach distance from the base of the cutting edge to the midpoint between the tips of the blades when opened, expressed in mm 3.8 hose assembly one or more hydraulic hoses complete with hose fittings, one or more quick action couplings and hydraulic fluid 3.8.1 hoses flexible tubes fabricated of natural and/or synthetic materials 3.8.2 hose fittings fittings attached at each end of the hose in order to mount the hose to a tool/pump or to equip it with quick action couplings 3.8.3 quick action couplings replaceable connectors, attached to the fittings of the hose assemblies and/or equipment with the purpose of connecting and releasing these hose assemblies to/from other matching connectors within the system, with the aim to transfer the hydraulic fluid from one item in the system to another 3.9 hose reel reel fitted with length[s] of hose assemblies 3.10 hydraulic fluid fluid medium for power transfer 3.11 manual pump hydraulic pump activated by hand or foot force to power double acting hydraulic rescue tool(s) 3.12 mass 3.12.1 mass of a hydraulic rescue tool measured in the fully closed position, including hydraulic fluid, integrated hose assemblies or quick action couplings and detachable tips (where fitted), expressed in kg 3.12.2 mass of power packs including all permanently attached components (i.e. hose reels, integrated hose assemblies or quick action couplings) hydraulic fluid reservoir filled to the maximum fluid level and a full fuel tank, expressed in kg 3.12.3 mass of hose assemblies or hose reels including all permanently attached components, hydraulic fluid, expressed in kg 3.13 power pack pump comprising a prime mover, a hydraulic pump with a fluid reservoir, valves and tool connections, designed to power double acting hydraulic rescue tool(s) SIST EN 13204:2005

EN 13204:2004 (E) 10 3.13.1 prime mover electric motor, internal combustion engine, pneumatic motor or hydraulic motor 3.14 ram hydraulic rescue tool able to perform pushing functions with the aid of removable or integral feet at both ends of the tool operated by a single, double or telescopic piston(s) 3.14.1 pushing outward movement of the piston(s) to push structural parts or elements apart 3.14.2 stroke distance of travel of the piston(s) from a fully closed to an open position, expressed in mm 3.14.3 pushing force force at a position within the range of the stroke, expressed in kN 3.15 spreader hydraulic rescue tool able to perform a minimum of three functions namely: Spreading – Pulling – Squeezing 3.16 tool integrity capability of a hydraulic rescue tool: a) to maintain the position it has reached; b) to withstand the effects of internal pressure intensification 3.17 competent person designated person, suitably trained (see EN ISO 9001:2000, 4.18) qualified by knowledge and practical experience, and provided with the necessary instructions to enable the required (operation, test and/ore examination) to be carried out safely 3.18 nominal where requirements refer to nominal characteristics, these will be the manufacturers claimed characteristics used for classification 4 Hazards This clause contains the hazards and hazardous situations, as far as they are dealt with in this document, identified by risk assessment significant for this type of machinery and which require action to eliminate or reduce risk. These hazards are listed in Annex A (normative). SIST EN 13204:2005

EN 13204:2004 (E) 11 5 Requirements 5.1 Safety requirements 5.1.1 General 5.1.1.1 General requirements For the application of type B standards such as EN 982 and EN 60204-1, the manufacturer shall carry out an adequate risk assessment for the requirements thereof where choice is necessary. NOTE This specific risk assessment is part of the general risk assessment relating to the hazards not covered by this type C standard. Hydraulic rescue tool systems shall comply with all safety requirements specified in EN 982. Next the systems shall have sufficient immunity to electromagnetic disturbances to enable them to operate safely as intended and not fail to danger when exposed to the levels and types of disturbances intended by the manufacturer. 5.1.1.2 Speed The opening or closing times of any hydraulic rescue tools shall not be less than 2 s. 5.1.1.3 Manual control actuator 5.1.1.3.1 The manual control actuator shall be: a) located on the tool itself; b) designed to be activated by one operator only; c) designed to enable to operate the tools with a variable speed; d) designed as a hold-to-run control device; e) designed for operators wearing gloves during the operation. 5.1.1.3.2 When the manual control actuator is engaged the arm(s)/jaw(s)/blade(s) or in the case of rams the feet, shall only move in the direction that is indicated on the tool or the actuator itself. 5.1.1.3.3 When the manual control actuator is moved from the engaged position to the neutral position, all moving parts (i.e. arms, blades, jaws, feet) of the tool shall stop within 0,5 s and remain in their respective positions for at least 5 min ± 15 s whilst the power pack is providing hydraulic fluid to the tool. 5.1.1.3.4 In all operating directions, there shall be no movement under nominal load more than 1 % of the nominal opening distance of all tools (cutters excluded), when the manual control actuator is in the neutral position. The tool shall be allowed a settling time of no more than 5 min. The measurement shall start immediately after the settling time and shall terminate after 5 min ± 15 s. 5.1.1.4 Handling positions 5.1.1.4.1 Tools, power packs and hose reels shall be equipped with carrying means (handles) designed to carry and /or operate the equipment safely. SIST EN 13204:2005

EN 13204:2004 (E) 12 5.1.1.4.2 Handles installed to carry tools shall be designed to prevent the operator extending his finger(s) and contacting any moving parts (i.e. arms, blades, jaws) which are within 200 mm and likely to create a hazard (as listed in Annex A) (Figure 1 shows examples). Dimensions in millimetres 2001200200

Key 1 Guard Figure 1 — Examples how to measure distance

5.1.1.4.3 Where size or shape prevents the use of carrying handles, such as with small single hand operated tools, the location of intended handling positions to safely carry and/or operate the tool shall be unambiguous. Their location and/or design shall prevent the operator extending his finger(s) and contacting any moving parts (i.e. arms, blades, jaws) which are likely to create a hazard (as listed in Annex A) whilst operating the tool. 5.1.1.4.4 Tools, power packs or hose reels with a mass exceeding 25 kg, shall be provided with adequate handles and/or handling positions to facilitate extra person(s) to assist the operator carrying and operating the tool. For power packs and hose reels the design shall be such that the centre of gravity is always below these means. 5.1.1.4.5 Carrying handles and or handling positions of tools (rams excluded) shall be positioned and designed to create equilibrium where the main axis of the tool deviates no more than 10º of the horizontal. 5.1.1.5 Hydraulic fluid 5.1.1.5.1 Hydraulic fluid shall not have toxic or allergic effects when coming into direct contact with persons. 5.1.1.5.2 Hydraulic fluid shall have a flash point not less than 90 °C. 5.1.1.6 Mass 5.1.1.6.1 The maximum mass of a hydraulic rescue tool or power pack or hose reel designed to be carried and operated by one person shall not exceed 25 kg. 5.1.1.6.2 Tools, power packs or hose reels with a mass exceeding 25 kg shall be designed to be carried by 2 or more persons depending on multiples of 25 kg. NOTE Users should consider the ergonomic conditions under which they require the hydraulic rescue tool system to be operated and may after a risk assessment specify the appropriate masses (see Introduction, negotiations). SIST EN 13204:2005

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