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After more than ten years of work, the new series of standards EN 474 provides the construction industry with up-to-date documents concerning the safety of earthmoving machinery.
The series comprises 13 parts:
- common requirements applicable to at least two
- types of machinery
- backhoe loaders
- hydraulic excavators
- pipe layers
- backfill and waste compactors
- cable excavators
These documents give a presumption of conformity with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC provided that their reference is quoted in the Official Journal of the European Union. Taking into account automated machines or machines powered by non-fossil fuel sources will certainly be the challenge for future revisions.