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Document ID (ISN)112427
CIS number 12-0278
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 717
Author(s) Heaton R., Hewitt S.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evaluation of EN 60745 test codes: BS EN 60745-2-3:2007 angle grinders
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, viii, 208p. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access Evaluation_of_EN_60745_test_codes_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has an ongoing programme of research with the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) to investigate the relationship between manufacturers' declared vibration emission, HSL-measured emission and vibration measured during simulated or real use for different categories of tools. The work described in this report assesses the standard test defined in BS EN 60745-2-3:2007 for usability and reproducibility for angle grinders. The vibration emission values obtained according to the provisions of the test code were compared with vibration magnitudes measured under real operating conditions. The report concludes that the test code produces data suitable for estimating likely workplace exposures. Duty holders should be advised that care still needs to be taken when using existing manufacturers' data for the purposes of exposure assessment, unless it has been measured according to the latest version of the test code, BS EN 60745-2-3:2007. Manufacturers should be encouraged to replace earlier declaration values with values measured according to the provisions in this standard.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; hand-arm vibration; electric grinders; equipment testing; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) test laboratories; vibration measurement; public OSH institutions; comment on standard; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Exposure evaluation