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Reference EN 50144-1:1998
Title Safety of hand-held electric motor operated tools - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 8555
Abstract/Scope This standard applies to hand-held motor operated or magnetically driven tools intended for indoor or outdoor use designed for use by one person. This standard applies to a.c. tools having any frequency and d.c. tools. It does not apply to: battery operated tools; tools used for preparing or processing food; tools used in explosive atmospheres. This standard covers tools which can be used in a fixed support. Unless the requirement for such a support is given in a relevant Part 2, this standard alone will not be sufficient to ensure that the combination of tool and support is adequate. Tools with an electric heating element are within the scope of this standard. They should also comply with relevant Parts of EN 60335. Tools incorporating electronics components are within the scope of this standard and covered by annex B


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-05-28
Current Stage code deadline 1998-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MD (98/37/EC)
Mandate(s) M/083
Order Voucher BC/CLC/94-07


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 116
Reference Document  
ICS 25.140.20 - Electric tools
Keywords Tool; Motor operated tool; Hand-held
Note Superseded by EN 60745-1:2003. However, EN 50144-1 remains valid for use with other parts of EN 50144 series until all Parts 2 are replaced * Corrigendum to EN issued December 2005 * Superseded by EN 50580:2012
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
30 Radiation Use B2B
7.13.1 Noise emissions Use B2C
13.2 Noise emissions Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 1998-05-28 1998-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1997-07-01    
5062 1997-07-01 1997-07-03  
5020 1997-05-14 1997-06-30  
1090 1997-03-11 1997-09-11  
1000 1997-03-06 1997-09-06  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1997-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-05-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1998-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1998-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


Supersedes EN 50144-1:1995
Superseded by EN 50580:2012
EN 60745-1:2003
Normative reference (6) HD 21.1 S2:1990
HD 22.1 S2:1992
EN_NO 292-1:1991
EN_NO 292-2:1991
ISO 630:1980
ISO 820:1975
EN_NO 1093-3:1996
ISO 1463:1982
ISO 2178:1982
EN ISO 3744:1995
ISO 5348:1987
IEC 25349:1992
IEC 28041:1993
EN 60065:1993
IEC 60083:1975
HD 566 S1:1990
EN 60127-3:1996
corr. June 1996
EN 60320-1:1987
EN 60335-1:1988
EN 60335-1:1994
IEC 60384-14:1993
EN 60651:1994
EN 60730-1:1991
EN 61058-1:1992

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.