2011 KAN has commissioned a study of whether and to what extent selected provisions of Annex I of the 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive that are particularly significant for prevention activity are supported in standards governing large forestry equipment.
The standards governing self-propelled forestry machinery, winches and wood chippers were studied. Issues of equal relevance to numerous machine types include visibility and the use of remote controls.
In the study, KAN recommended that a permanent mirror committee be established for forestry machinery, one purpose of which being for the results of the study to be incorporated into standards. This committee was created within the Municipal Services standards committee.
KAN is involved in the DIN standards committee, where it supports OH&S experts in, among other things, the drafting of the standard for forestry winches, and in a project group dealing with the subject of field-of-view measurement for self-propelled forestry machines.