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The Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for use Outdoors Regulations 2001

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Application

  5. 4.Excluded equipment

  6. 5.These Regulations shall not apply to equipment placed on the...

  7. 6.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations shall not apply...

  8. 7.General duty relating to placing on the market or putting into service

  9. 8.Permissible sound power level of equipment

  10. 9.Exceptions to placing on the market and putting into service of certain equipment

  11. 10.Conformity assessment procedures

  12. 11.CE marking and indication of the guaranteed sound power level

  13. 12.Provision of data

  14. 13.Notified Bodies

  15. 14.(1) The Secretary of State may from time to time...

  16. 15.Fees

  17. 16.Conditions for equipment being taken to conform

  18. 17.Enforcement

  19. 18.Offences

  20. 19.Penalties

  21. 20.Defence of due diligence

  22. 21.Liability of persons other than the principal offender

  23. 22.Consequential amendments

  24. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      (Extract from Article 12)

      1. Equipment subject to noise limits

        1. builders' hoists for the transport of goods (combustion-engine driven) Definition:...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      (Extract from Article 13)

      1. Equipment subject to noise marking only

        1. aerial access platforms with combustion engine Definition: Annex I, Item...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      (Extract from Article 12)

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      (ANNEX I to the Directive)

      1. Definitions of Equipment

        1. 1.Aerial access platforms with combustion engines

        2. 2.Brush cutter

        3. 3.Builders' hoist for the transport of goods

        4. 4.Building site band saw machine

        5. 5.Building site circular saw bench

        6. 6.Chain saw, portable

        7. 7.Combined high pressure flusher and suction vehicle

        8. 8.Compaction machine

        9. 9.Compressor

        10. 10.Concrete-breakers and picks, hand held

        11. 11.Concrete or mortar mixer

        12. 12.Construction winch

        13. 13.Conveying and spraying machine for concrete and mortar

        14. 14.Conveyor belt

        15. 15.Cooling equipment on vehicles

        16. 16.Dozer

        17. 17.Drill rig

        18. 18.Dumper

        19. 19.Equipment for loading and unloading of silos or tanks on trucks

        20. 20.Excavator, hydraulic or rope-operated

        21. 21.Excavator-loader

        22. 22.Glass recycling container

        23. 23.Grader

        24. 24.Grass trimmer/grass edge trimmer

        25. 25.Hedge trimmer

        26. 26.High pressure flusher

        27. 27.High pressure water jet machine

        28. 28.Hydraulic hammer

        29. 29.Hydraulic power pack

        30. 30.Joint cutter

        31. 31.Landfill compactor, loader-type with bucket

        32. 32.Lawnmower

        33. 33.Lawn trimmer/lawn edge trimmer

        34. 34.Leaf blower

        35. 35.Leaf collector

        36. 36.Lift truck, combustion-engine driven, counterbalanced

        37. 37.Loader

        38. 38.Mobile crane

        39. 39.Mobile waste container

        40. 40.Motor hoe

        41. 41.Paver-finisher

        42. 42.Piling equipment

        43. 43.Pipelayer

        44. 44.Piste caterpillar

        45. 45.Power generator

        46. 46.Power sweeper

        47. 47.Refuse collection vehicle

        48. 48.Road-milling machine

        49. 49.Scarifier

        50. 50.Shredder/chipper

        51. 51.Snow-removing machine with rotating tools

        52. 52.Suction vehicle

        53. 53.Tower crane

        54. 54.Trencher

        55. 55.Truck mixer

        56. 56.Water pump unit

        57. 57.Welding generator

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      (ANNEX II to the Directive)

      1. EC Declaration of conformity

        1. The EC declaration of conformity must contain the following particulars:...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      (ANNEX III to the Directive)

      1. Method of measurement of airborne noise emitted by equipment for use outdoors

        1. Scope

        2. Part A of this Annex for each type of equipment...

        3. Part B of this Annex for each type of equipment...

        4. When testing specific types of equipment, the manufacturer or his...

      2. PART A Basic Noise Emission Standard

        1. For the determination of the sound power level of equipment...

        2. 1.Measurement uncertainty

        3. 2.Operating of source during test

        4. 2.1.Fan speed

        5. 2.2.Test of powered equipment free of load

        6. 2.3.Test of powered equipment under load

        7. 2.4.Test of hand-operated equipment

        8. 3.Calculation of surface sound pressure level

        9. 4.Information to be reported

        10. 5.Additional microphone positions on the hemispherical measurement surface (EN ISO 3744:1995)

        11. 6.Environmental correction K2A

      3. PART B Noise Test Codes for Specific Equipment

        1. 0.Equipment that is tested free of load

        2. Basic noise emission standard

        3. Test area

        4. Reflecting surface of concrete or non-porous asphalt

        5. Environmental correction K2A

        6. K2A = 0

        7. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance (i) If the largest...

        8. Operating conditions during test

        9. The noise tests shall be carried out according to Part...

        10. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        11. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        12. 1.Aerial access platforms with combustion engine

        13. 2.Brush Cutters

        14. Basic noise emission standard

        15. Test area ISO 10884:1995 Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance...

        16. Operating conditions during test

        17. 3.Builders' hoists for the transport of goods

        18. 4.Building site band saw machines

        19. Basic noise emission standard

        20. Operating conditions during test

        21. 5.Building site circular saw benches

        22. Basic noise emission standard

        23. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        24. ISO 7960:1995, Annex A, measurement distance d = 1m

        25. Operating conditions during test

        26. ISO 7960:1995, Annex A (point A2(b) only)

        27. Period of observation

        28. ISO 7960:1995 Annex A

        29. 6.Chain saws, portable

        30. Basic noise emission standard

        31. Test area

        32. ISO 9207:1995

        33. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        34. ISO 9207:1995

        35. Operating conditions during test

        36. Full load sawing wood/engine at maximum revolution without load

        37. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        38. ISO 9207:1995 points 6.3 and 6.4

        39. The resulting sound power level LWA is calculated by: L...

        40. 7.Combined High Pressure Flushers and Suction Vehicles

        41. 8.Compaction Machines

        42. Basic noise emission standard

        43. Operating conditions during test

        44. The vibrating roller shall be installed on one or more...

        45. Test under load

        46. The machine shall be tested in a stationary position with...

        47. Period of observation

        48. The period of observation shall be at least 15 seconds....

        49. Basic noise emission standard

        50. Test area

        51. EN 500-4 rev. 1:1998, Annex C

        52. Operating conditions during test

        53. EN 500-4 rev. 1:1998, Annex C

        54. Period of observation

        55. EN 500-4 rev. 1:1998, Annex C

        56. 9.Compressors

        57. Basic noise emission standard

        58. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        59. hemisphere/six microphone positions according to Part A item 5/according to...

        60. or

        61. parallelepiped according to ISO 3744:1995 with measurement distance d =...

        62. Operating conditions during test

        63. The compressors shall be installed on the reflecting plane; skid-mounted...

        64. Test under load

        65. The compressor under test shall have been warmed up and...

        66. The determination of the sound power level shall be made...

        67. Should the layout of the complete plant be such that...

        68. During test the gas exhausted from the compressor shall be...

        69. Care shall be taken that air discharge does not introduce...

        70. Period of observation

        71. The period of observation shall be at least 15 seconds....

        72. 10.Concrete-breakers and picks, hand-held

        73. Basic noise emission standard

        74. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        75. Hemisphere/six microphone positions according to Part A item 5 and...

        76. Operating conditions during test

        77. All appliances shall be tested in the vertical position.

        78. If the test appliance has got an air exhaust, its...

        79. Support of the appliance

        80. The appliance shall be coupled during the test run to...

        81. Block characteristics

        82. The block shall be in the shape of a cube...

        83. Quality of the concrete

        84. The quality of the concrete shall correspond to C 50/60...

        85. The cube shall be reinforced by 8 mm-diameter steel rods...

        86. Supporting tool

        87. The tool shall be sealed into the block and shall...

        88. Suitable treatment shall be carried out to integrate the two...

        89. The block shall remain mechanically sound, particularly at the point...

        90. Positioning of the cube

        91. The cube shall be set in a pit cemented throughout,...

        92. The opening in the screening slab through which the tool...

        93. Test under load

        94. The appliance tested shall be connected to the supporting tool....

        95. The test appliance shall be operated in stable conditions having...

        96. The test appliance shall be operated at the maximum power...

        97. Period of observation

        98. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        99. The value of A should be such that the screening...

        100. 11.Concrete or mortar mixers

        101. Basic noise emission standard

        102. Operating conditions during test

        103. The mixing device (drum) shall be filled to its rated...

        104. The mixing device shall be operated at least at the...

        105. Period of observation

        106. The period of observation shall be at least 15 seconds....

        107. 12.Construction winches

        108. 13.Conveying and spraying machines for concrete and mortar

        109. Basic noise emission standard

        110. Operating conditions during test

        111. Test under load (i) For machines conveying and spraying concrete:...

        112. The conveying system and the pipe shall be filled with...

        113. The conveying system and the pipe shall be filled with...

        114. Period of observation

        115. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        116. 14.Conveyor Belts

        117. 15.Cooling equipment on vehicles

        118. Basic noise emission standard

        119. Operating conditions during test

        120. The cooling equipment shall be installed in a real or...

        121. Cooling equipment installed in cargo-space refrigeration units which have a...

        122. Period of observation

        123. The period of observation shall be at least 15 seconds....

        124. 16.Dozers

        125. Basic noise emission standard

        126. Test area

        127. ISO 6395:1988

        128. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        129. ISO 6395:1988

        130. Operating conditions during test

        131. Crawler dozers shall be tested on the test site corresponding...

        132. Test under load

        133. ISO 6395:1988, Annex B

        134. Period(s) of observation and consideration of different operating conditions, if...

        135. ISO 6395:1988, Annex B

        136. 17.Drill rigs

        137. Basic noise emission standard

        138. Operating conditions during test

        139. EN 791:1995, Annex A

        140. Period of observation

        141. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        142. 18.Dumpers

        143. Basic noise emission standard

        144. Test area

        145. ISO 6395:1988

        146. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        147. ISO 6395:1988

        148. Operating conditions during test

        149. Equivalent ISO 6395:1988, Annex C, with the following amendment:

        150. C4.3, second paragraph is replaced by: The engine shall be...

        151. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        152. ISO 6395:1988, Annex C

        153. 19.Equipment for loading and unloading tanks or silos on trucks

        154. Basic noise emission standard

        155. Operating conditions during test

        156. The equipment shall be tested with the truck in a...

        157. Period of observation

        158. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        159. 20.Excavators

        160. Basic noise emission standard

        161. Test area

        162. ISO 6395:1988

        163. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        164. ISO 6395:1988

        165. Operating conditions during test

        166. ISO 6395:1988, Annex A

        167. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        168. ISO 6395:1988, Annex A

        169. 21.Excavator-loaders

        170. Basic noise emission standard

        171. Test area

        172. ISO 6395:1988

        173. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        174. ISO 6395:1988

        175. Operating conditions during test

        176. ISO 6395:1988, Annex D

        177. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        178. ISO 6395:1988, Annex D

        179. 22.Glass recycling containers

        180. Basic noise emission standard

        181. For the purpose of this noise test code the single-event...

        182. Environmental correction K2A

        183. Measurement in the open air

        184. K2A = 0

        185. Measurements indoors

        186. The value of the constant K2A, determined in accordance with...

        187. Operating conditions during test

        188. The glass bottles are defined as follows: capacity: 75cl mass:...

        189. The testing operator holds each bottle by its neck and...

        190. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power if more than...

        191. The A-weighted single-event sound pressure level is preferably simultaneously measured...

        192. The A-weighted single-event sound power level averaged over the measurement...

        193. The A-weighted single-event sound pressure level averaged over all 120...

        194. 23.Graders

        195. Basic noise emission standard

        196. Test area

        197. ISO 6395:1988

        198. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        199. ISO 6395:1988

        200. Operating conditions during test

        201. Corresponding to ISO 6395:1988, Annex B

        202. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        203. ISO 6395:1988, Annex B

        204. 24.Grass trimmers/grass edge trimmers

        205. 25.Hedge trimmers

        206. Basic noise emission standard

        207. Test area

        208. ISO 11094:1991

        209. in case of dispute, measurements shall be carried out in...

        210. Environmental correction K2A

        211. Measurement in the open air

        212. K2A = 0

        213. Measurements indoors

        214. The value of the constant K2A, determined without the artificial...

        215. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        216. ISO 11094:1991

        217. Operating conditions during test

        218. The hedge trimmer shall be held in the natural manner...

        219. Test under load

        220. The hedge clipper shall be operated at its nominal speed...

        221. Period of observation

        222. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        223. 26.High pressure flushers

        224. Basic noise emission standard

        225. Operating conditions during test

        226. The high pressure flusher shall be tested in a stationary...

        227. Period of observation

        228. The period of observation shall at least be 30 seconds....

        229. 27.High pressure water jet machines

        230. Basic noise emission standard

        231. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        232. Parallelepiped/according to EN ISO 3744:1995 with measurement distance d =...

        233. Operating conditions during test

        234. The high pressure water jet machine shall be installed on...

        235. Test under load

        236. The high-pressure cleaning machine shall be brought to its steady-state...

        237. Period of observation

        238. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        239. 28.Hydraulic hammers

        240. Basic noise emission standard

        241. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        242. Hemisphere/six microphone positions according to Part A, item 5/r=10 m...

        243. Operating conditions during tests

        244. For the test the hammer is attached to a carrier...

        245. Carrier

        246. The carrier for the test hammer shall meet the requirements...

        247. Mounting

        248. Mechanical mounting as well as connections (hoses, pipes …) must...

        249. Hammer stability and static hold force

        250. The hammer shall be firmly held down by the carrier...

        251. Tool

        252. A blunt tool shall be used in the measurements. The...

        253. Test under load

        254. Hydraulic input and power and oil flow

        255. Operating conditions of the hydraulic hammer shall be appropriately adjusted,...

        256. Care shall be taken that the total uncertainty of the...

        257. Adjustable components having effect on the hammer power

        258. Pre-settings of all accumulators, pressure central valves and other possible...

        259. Quantities to be measured

        260. ps The mean value of the hydraulic supply fine pressure...

        261. Q The mean value of the breaker inlet oil flow...

        262. T The oil temperature must lie between + 40/+ 60°...

        263. Pa The prefill gas pressure of all accumulators must be...

        264. Parameters to be evaluated from the measured operating parameters:

        265. PIN Hydraulic input power of the breaker PIN = ps.Q...

        266. Hydraulic supply line pressure measurement, ps ps must be measured...

        267. Breaker inlet oil flow, Q Q must be measured from...

        268. Measuring point of the oil temperature, T T must be...

        269. Period of observation/determination of resulting sound power level

        270. The period of observation shall be at least 15 seconds....

        271. The measurements are repeated three times, or more if necessary....

        272. Figure 28.1 Figure 28.2

        273. Definitions

        274. d Tool diameter (mm)

        275. d1 Anvil diameter, 1200 ±100 mm

        276. d2 Inner diameter of the anvil support structure, ≤ 1800...

        277. d3 Diameter of the test block deck, ≤ 2200 mm...

        278. d4 Diameter of the tool opening in the deck, ≤...

        279. d5 Diameter of the tool seal, ≤ 1000 mm

        280. hsub1; Visible tool length between the lowest part of the...

        281. h2 Tool seal thickness above the deck, ≤ 20 mm...

        282. h3 Distance between deck upper surface and anvil upper surface,...

        283. h4 Isolating foam rubber deck seal thickness, ≤ 30 mm...

        284. h5 Anvil thickness, 350 ±50 mm

        285. h6 Tool penetration, ≤ 50 mm

        286. If the quadratic shape of the test block structure is...

        287. The empty space between the deck and the anvil can...

        288. 29.Hydraulic power packs

        289. Basic noise emission standard

        290. Operating conditions during test

        291. The hydraulic power pack shall be installed on the reflecting...

        292. Test under load

        293. During testing, no tools shall be coupled to the hydraulic...

        294. The hydraulic power pack shall be brought to its steady-state...

        295. Period of observation

        296. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        297. 30.Joint cutters

        298. Basic noise emission standard

        299. Operating conditions during test

        300. The joint cutter shall be equipped with the largest possible...

        301. Period of observation

        302. The period of observation shall be at least 15 seconds....

        303. 31.Landfill compactors

        304. 32.Lawnmowers

        305. Basic noise emission standard

        306. Test area

        307. ISO 11094:1991

        308. In case of dispute, measurements shall be carried out in...

        309. Environmental correction K2A

        310. Measurement in the open air

        311. K2A = 0

        312. Measurements indoors

        313. The value of the constant K2A, determined without the artificial...

        314. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        315. ISO 11094:1991

        316. Operating conditions during test

        317. If the wheels of the lawnmower could cause a compression...

        318. Test free of load

        319. ISO 11094:1991

        320. Period of observation

        321. ISO 11094:1991

        322. 33.Lawn trimmers/lawn edge trimmers

        323. 34.Leaf blowers

        324. Basic noise emission standard

        325. Test area

        326. ISO 11094:1991

        327. In case of dispute, measurements shall be carried out in...

        328. Environmental correction K2A

        329. Measurement in the open air

        330. K2A = 0

        331. Measurements indoors

        332. The value of the constant K2A, determined without artificial surface...

        333. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        334. ISO 11094:1991

        335. Operating conditions during test

        336. The leaf blower shall be positioned in the natural manner...

        337. Test under load

        338. The leaf blower shall be operated at its nominal speed...

        339. Period of observation

        340. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        341. Note: If a leaf blower can be also used as...

        342. 35.Leaf collectors

        343. Basic noise emission standard

        344. Test area

        345. ISO 11094:1991

        346. In case of dispute, measurements shall be carried out in...

        347. Environmental correction K2A

        348. Measurement in the open air

        349. K2A = 0

        350. Measurements indoors

        351. The value of the constant K2A, determined without artificial surface...

        352. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        353. ISO 11094:1991

        354. Operating conditions during test

        355. The leaf collector shall be positioned in the natural manner...

        356. Test under load

        357. The leaf collector shall be operated at its nominal speed...

        358. Period of observation

        359. The period of observation shall be at least 15 seconds....

        360. Note: If a leaf collector can be also used as...

        361. 36.Lift trucks

        362. Basic noise emission standard

        363. Operating conditions during test

        364. Lifting condition

        365. With the truck stationary the load (non-sound absorbent material, eg...

        366. Drive condition

        367. Drive the truck, without load, at full acceleration from standstill...

        368. If the truck has a multi-gear transmission, select the gear...

        369. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        370. The periods of observation are: for lifting condition: the whole...

        371. The resulting sound power level for all types of lift...

        372. 37.Loaders

        373. Basic noise emission standard

        374. Test area

        375. ISO 6395:1988

        376. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        377. ISO 6395:1988

        378. Operating conditions during test

        379. Crawler loaders shall be tested on the test site corresponding...

        380. Test under load

        381. ISO 6395:1988, Annex C

        382. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        383. ISO 6395:1988, Annex C

        384. 38.Mobile Cranes

        385. Basic noise emission standard

        386. Operating conditions during test

        387. If the crane is equipped with outriggers, they shall be...

        388. Test under load

        389. The mobile crane to be tested shall be presented in...

        390. Before carrying out any measurement, the engine and the hydraulic...

        391. If the mobile crane is equipped with several engines, the...

        392. If the engine of the mobile crane is fitted with...

        393. The mobile crane shall be measured under the following three...

        394. For all working conditions the following shall apply: Engine speed...

        395. The mobile crane shall be loaded with a load which...

        396. With the boom adjusted to an angle of 40° to...

        397. The test starts with raising the short jib from the...

        398. With the jib adjusted to an angle of 40° to...

        399. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        400. The resulting sound power level is calculated by:

        401. 39.Mobile waste containers

        402. Basic noise emission standard

        403. Test area Reflecting surface of concrete or non-porous asphalt Laboratory...

        404. Environmental correction K2A

        405. Measurement in the open air

        406. K2A = 0

        407. Measurement indoors

        408. The value of the constant K2A, determined in accordance with...

        409. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        410. Hemisphere/six microphone positions according to Part A item five/r =...

        411. Operating conditions during test

        412. Test No. 1: Free shutting down of the lid along...

        413. To minimise his influence on the measurements, the operator shall...

        414. The measurement is carried out during the following cycle, repeated...

        415. Note: If necessary the operator can move temporarily to raise...

        416. Test No. 2 Complete opening of the lid

        417. To minimise his influence on the measurements, the operator shall...

        418. To prevent any moving of the container, wheels shall be...

        419. The measurement is carried out during the following cycle: initially,...

        420. Test No. 3: Rolling of the container over an artificial...

        421. For this test, an artificial test track, simulating an irregular...

        422. Note: Every strip can be composed of several 400 mm...

        423. An example of adequate track is given in Figures 39.1...

        424. The operator is situated at the lid hinge side.

        425. The measurement is carried out while the operator draws the...

        426. During the test, for a 2-wheel container, the angle between...

        427. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        428. Test Nos 1 and 2: Free shutting down of the...

        429. If possible, the measurements are carried out simultaneously at the...

        430. The A-weighted single-event sound pressure level is measured for each...

        431. Test No. 3: Rolling the container over an artificial irregular...

        432. The period of observation T shall be equal to the...

        433. The sound power level LWArolling is equal to the mean...

        434. The resulting sound power level is calculated by: L WA...

        435. 40.Motor hoes

        436. 41.Paver-finishers

        437. Basic noise emission standard

        438. Operating conditions during test

        439. The engine of the machine shall operate at the nominal...

        440. Period of observation

        441. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        442. 42.Piling equipment

        443. Basic noise emission standard

        444. Test area

        445. Operating conditions during test

        446. The piling equipment is installed at the top of a...

        447. Period of observation

        448. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        449. 43.Pipelayers

        450. 44.Piste caterpillars

        451. 45.Power generators

        452. Basic noise emission standard

        453. Environmental correction K2A

        454. Measurement in the open air

        455. K2A = 0

        456. Measurement indoors

        457. The value of the constant K2A, determined without artificial surface...

        458. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        459. Hemisphere/six microphone positions according to Part A item 5/according to...

        460. Operating conditions during test

        461. The power generators shall be installed on the reflecting plane;...

        462. Test under load

        463. ISO 8528-10:1998, point 9

        464. Period of observation

        465. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        466. 46.Power sweepers

        467. Basic noise emission standard

        468. Operating conditions during test

        469. The power sweeper shall be tested in a stationary position....

        470. Period of observation

        471. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        472. 47.Refuse collection vehicles

        473. Basic noise emission standard

        474. Operating conditions during test

        475. The refuse collection vehicle shall be tested in a stationary...

        476. 1.Operating conditions during test

        477. 2.The compaction system is running. The refuse collection vehicle and...

        478. 3.The lifting device is running up and down, without load...

        479. 4.Material is falling into the refuse collection vehicle. Materials are...

        480. 1.at least 15 seconds. The resulting sound power level shall...

        481. 2.at least three complete cycles, if the compaction system is...

        482. 3.at least three continuous complete work-cycles, including the entirety of...

        483. 4.at least three complete work-cycles, each including the falling of...

        484. 48.Road milling machines

        485. Basic noise emission standard

        486. Operating conditions during test

        487. The longitudinal axis of the road milling machine shall be...

        488. Test under load

        489. The road milling machine shall be brought to its steady...

        490. Period of observation

        491. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        492. 49.Scarifiers

        493. Basic noise emission standard

        494. Test area

        495. ISO 11094:1991

        496. In case of dispute, measurements shall be carried out in...

        497. Environmental correction K2A

        498. Measurement in the open air

        499. K2A = 0

        500. Measurement indoors

        501. The value of the constant K2A, determined without artificial surface...

        502. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        503. ISO 11094:1991

        504. Operating conditions during test

        505. The scarifier shall be operated with the engine at its...

        506. Period of observation

        507. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        508. 50.Shredders/Chippers

        509. Basic noise emission standard

        510. Test area

        511. ISO 11094:1991

        512. Environmental correction K2A

        513. Measurement in the open air

        514. K2A = 0

        515. Measurements indoors

        516. The value of the constant K2A, determined without artificial surface...

        517. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        518. ISO 11094:1991

        519. Operating conditions during test

        520. Test under load

        521. The shredder/chipper shall be tested chipping one or more pieces...

        522. The work-cycle consists of chipping a round piece of wood...

        523. Period of observation/determination of resulting sound power level

        524. The period of observation shall end when there is no...

        525. 51.Snow removing machines with rotating tools

        526. Basic noise emission standard

        527. Operating conditions during test

        528. The snow blower shall be tested in a stationary position....

        529. Period of observation

        530. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        531. 52.Suction vehicles

        532. Basic noise emission standard

        533. Operating conditions during test

        534. The suction vehicle shall be tested in a stationary position....

        535. Period of observation

        536. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        537. 53.Tower cranes

        538. Basic noise emission standard

        539. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        540. Measurement at ground-level

        541. Hemisphere/six microphone positions according to Part A paragraph 5/according to...

        542. Measurements carried out at jib-height.

        543. Where the lifting mechanism is located at the jib-height, the...

        544. Where the measurement is carried out with the lifting mechanism...

        545. The microphone positions shall be as follows (see Figure 53.1):...

        546. Four microphone positions on a horizontal plane passing through the...

        547. The other two microphone positions shall be located at the...

        548. Operating conditions during test

        549. Measurement of lifting mechanism

        550. The lifting mechanism during the test shall be mounted in...

        551. The mounted crane shall be placed on a flat reflecting...

        552. The lifting mechanism shall be at least 12 m above...

        553. The lifting mechanism shall be fixed to a flat reflecting...

        554. Measurement of the energy generator.

        555. Where the energy generator is attached to the crane, whether...

        556. Where the lifting mechanism is situated on the jib stay,...

        557. Where the energy source powering the crane is independent from...

        558. Where the energy generator is attached to the crane, the...

        559. During the test the lifting mechanism and the energy generator...

        560. Test free of load

        561. The energy generator incorporated in the crane shall operate at...

        562. The lifting mechanism shall operate free of load, with its...

        563. Test under load

        564. The energy generator incorporated in the crane shall operate at...

        565. Period(s) of observation/determination of resulting sound power level if more...

        566. For the measurement of the sound pressure level of the...

        567. (tr + tf) seconds: tr being the period in seconds...

        568. The root mean square value at microphone position i shall...

        569. Figure 53.1 Arrangement of microphone positions where the lifting mechanism...

        570. 54.Trenchers

        571. 55.Truck Mixers

        572. Basic noise emission standard

        573. Operating conditions during test

        574. The truck mixer shall be tested in a stationary position....

        575. Period of observation

        576. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        577. 56.Water pump units

        578. Basic noise emission standard

        579. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        580. Parallelepiped/according to EN ISO 3744:1995 with measurement distance d =...

        581. Operating conditions during test

        582. The water pump unit shall be installed on the reflecting...

        583. Test under load

        584. The engine must operate at the point of best efficiency...

        585. Period of observation

        586. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

        587. 57.Welding generators

        588. Basic noise emission standard

        589. Environmental correction K2A

        590. Measurement in the open air

        591. K2A = 0

        592. Measurement indoors

        593. The value of the constant K2A, determined in accordance with...

        594. Measurement surface/number of microphone positions/measuring distance

        595. Hemisphere/6 microphone positions according to Part A item 5/according to...

        596. If l>2 m: a parallelepiped according to EN ISO 3744:1995...

        597. Operating conditions during test

        598. The welding generators shall be installed on the reflecting plane;...

        599. Test under load

        600. ISO 8528-10:1998, point 9.

        601. Period of observation

        602. The period of observation shall at least be 15 seconds....

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      (ANNEX IV to the Directive)

      1. Models of the CE marking of conformity and of the indication of the guaranteed sound power level

        1. The CE conformity marking must consist of the initials “CE”...

        2. If the CE marking is reduced or enlarged according to...

        3. The indication of the guaranteed sound power level must consist...

        4. If the indication is reduced or enlarged according to the...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      (ANNEX V to the Directive)

      1. Internal control of production

        1. 1.This Annex describes the procedure whereby the manufacturer, or his...

        2. 2.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established in the Community,...

        3. 3.The technical documentation must enable the conformity of the equipment...

        4. 4.The manufacturer must take all measures necessary in order that...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      (ANNEX VI to the Directive)

      1. Internal control of production with assessment of technical documentation and periodical checking

        1. 1.This Annex describes the procedure whereby the manufacturer, or his...

        2. 2.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established in the Community,...

        3. 3.The technical documentation must enable the conformity of the equipment...

        4. 4.The manufacturer must take all measures necessary in order that...

        5. 5.Evaluation by the notified body prior to placing on the...

        6. 6.Evaluation by the notified body during production The manufacturer, or...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      (ANNEX VII to the Directive)

      1. Unit Verification

        1. 1.This Annex describes the procedure whereby the manufacturer, or his...

        2. 2.The application for a unit verification must be lodged by...

        3. 3.The notified body must: examine whether the equipment has been...

        4. 4.Where the equipment meets the provisions of this Directive, the...

        5. 5.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established in the Community,...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      (ANNEX VIII to the Directive)

      1. Full Quality Assurance

        1. 1.This Annex describes the procedure whereby the manufacturer who satisfies...

        2. 2.The manufacturer must operate an approved quality assurance system for...

        3. 3.Quality assurance system

        4. 3.1.The manufacturer must lodge an application for assessment of his...

        5. 3.2.The quality assurance system must ensure compliance of the product...

        6. 3.3.It must contain in particular an adequate description of: the...

        7. 3.4.The manufacturer must undertake to fulfil the obligations arising out...

        8. 4.Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

        9. 4.1.The purpose of surveillance is to make sure that the...

        10. 4.2.The manufacturer must allow the notified body entrance for inspection...

        11. 4.3.The notified body shall periodically carry out audits to make...

        12. 4.4.Additionally the notified body may pay unexpected visits to the...

        13. 5.The manufacturer must, for a period ending at least 10...

        14. 6.Each notified body must give the other notified bodies the...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      (ANNEX X to the Directive)

      Unit Verification

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      ENFORCEMENT

      1. 1.Enforcement authorities

      2. 2.Test purchases

      3. 3.Powers of search etc.

      4. 4.Provisions supplemental to paragraph 3

      5. 5.Appeals against detention of equipment

      6. 6.Suspension notices

      7. 7.Appeals against suspension notices

      8. 8.Power to require production of documents and information etc.

      9. 9.Contravention of a suspension notice

      10. 10.False information

      11. 11.Obstruction etc. of officers of enforcement authorities etc.

      12. 12.Extension of time for bringing summary proceedings

      13. 13.Forfeiture: England and Wales and Northern Ireland

      14. 14.Forfeiture: Scotland

      15. 15.Recovery of expenses of enforcement

      16. 16.Service of documents etc.

      17. 17.Savings for certain privileges

      18. 18.Savings for action taken under other enactments

  25. Explanatory Note

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