This document, intended to be used together with ISO 4254-1, specifies the safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of the following types of root crop harvesting machines trailed, mounted or self-propelled:
— sieving harvesters,
— root lifting harvesters,
— top lifting harvesters,
which carry out more than one of the following operations: haulm/leaf topping, digging/taking-in/lifting, cleaning, conveying and unloading of root crops.
This document is also applicable for haulm/leaf toppers used individually.
This document is not applicable to cleaner-loaders which operate from a heap of beet. For these type of machines, additional hazards are, at present, not dealt with in this document.
In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer.
The list of significant hazards covered in this document is given in Annex A. It also indicates the hazards which have not been dealt with.
Environmental aspects have not been considered in this document. Noise has been considered partly in this document.
This document applies primarily to machines which are manufactured after the date of its publication.