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Power tools - testing safety requirements for dangerous tools Oct.2016

Circular saws are at the top of any dangerous tools list. Statistics indicate that tool-related injuries are on the rise and this might have a connection with the DIY revolution, which brings this kind of dangerous machinery in the hands of less experienced consumers.

power tools3This is why a number of 100 circular saws will be tested soon, during the Joint Action 2015. In the following months, the 10 participating Market Surveillance Authorities will sample the products with a focus on the whole hand-held electric circular saws market. This includes not only the professional market, but also the DIY consumer market. The participants expressed their concern that an important part of the professional tools have migrated into the DIY consumer market and cheap products with unknown brand names, often from outside the EU, come available in the lower end of the market.

JA2015 Power Tools 2 - Circular Saws Call for Tender - CLOSED

circular sawPROSAFE is calling for one or more accredited laboratories to test a number of handheld circular saws which migrated over the last decade increasingly from the professional- into the ‘Do it yourself’ market. The tests would be done according to both EN IEC 60745-1:2009/A11:2010 and EN IEC 60745-2-5:2010 and their eventual later amendments. For more information please consult the Call for Tender, and the General conditions. Should you have any queries, kindly send them to the Task Coordinator of this working group, Berend Kamerling.
Interested laboratories established in the EEA are invited to send their tender offers to the PROSAFE Office via post mail at the address: Avenue des Arts 41, B-1040, Brussels, Belgium; FAO Ioana Zlotila, Project Officer; please add the Subject: [Name of the lab] Call for Tender for Test Laboratories-JA2015. Tender offers should also be sent via email to the Activity coordinator, Berend Kamerling
The deadline for receiving tender offers is on Thursday, 1 December 2016 (Time Zone: GMT +1 hour). Any tender offers received after this date will NOT be accepted.

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