International standardization of specialized equipment


Today, the key to the success of the development of any business organization, and even more so for a corporation, is the construction of a clear and structured system in which each link will interact smoothly with another, thereby creating a high-quality final product or service. Despite the fact that technologies are developing at an accelerated pace and are being actively implemented in almost all spheres of human activity, security issues are becoming more and more relevant every day. Since the world is globalizing and any organization is forced to adapt to the rules of the world market in order to develop and scale, international legal documents are being created that regulate the interaction of companies, and also create a unified system that functions without interruption. In the event that you want to take a leading position in the industry to which your company or organization belongs, we recommend that you pay attention to the latest international standards regulating security measures.

Snow throwers - Safety requirements and test procedures - Part 1: Terminology and common tests (ISO 8437-1:2019)

EN ISO 8437-1:2021


The regulation of safety measures in production and when using certain equipment is carried out at different levels, as well as at all possible stages to control this industry and human activity. On a more global level, international standards such as EN ISO 8437-1: 2021 are being created.


This document defines terms and definitions and common test methods applicable to combustion engine powered pedestrian-controlled and ride-on snow throwers. It is intended to be used with ISO 8437-2, ISO 8437-3 and ISO 8437-4 to achieve the full requirements and means of verification for pedestrian-controlled and ride-on snow throwers.


The ISO 8437 series deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to snow throwers used as intended and under the conditions reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.

It does not apply to the following:

— electrically powered and battery powered snow throwers;

— hand-held snow throwers;

— airport or highway snow removal machines and equipment;

— machines intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

It does not deal with hazards related to the following:

— battery circuits exceeding 42 V;

— mains connected starting motor;

— magneto grounding circuits;

— working environment;

— electromagnetic compatibility.


Detailed technical characteristics described in the annotation to this standard will allow you to roughly assess the possibility of its implementation in the structure of your organization or business. If you have additional questions about this document, you can contact our specialists by clicking on the link to the site attached to the standard in the description.


Snow throwers - Safety requirements and test procedures - Part 4: Additional national and regional requirements (ISO 8437-4:2019)

EN ISO 8437-4:2021

Test methods are one of the main stages in building a production structure to achieve the highest quality final result. Since the importance of this stage of production cannot be overestimated, attention should be paid to the international standards that govern the test methods. One of them is EN ISO 8437-4: 2021.


This document provides additional national and regional requirements applicable to combustion engine powered pedestrian-controlled and ride-on snow throwers. It is intended to be used with ISO 8437-1, ISO 8437-2 and ISO 8437-3 to achieve the full requirements and means for pedestrian-controlled and ride-on snow throwers.

The ISO 8437 series deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to snow throwers used as intended and under the conditions reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.

It does not apply to the following:


— electrically powered and battery powered snow throwers;

— hand-held snow throwers;

— airport or highway snow removal machines and equipment;

— machines intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

It does not deal with hazards related to the following:

— battery circuits exceeding 42 V;

— mains connected starting motor;

— magneto grounding circuits;

— working environment;

— electromagnetic compatibility.

The ISO 8437 series is not applicable to machines that were manufactured before the date of its publication.

Following the recommendations described in international standards will significantly facilitate the production process, as well as minimize possible risks in case of incorrect implementation of existing innovative technologies. That is why, if you are using the above technologies, we strongly recommend having this international standard available.


Snow throwers - Safety requirements and test procedures - Part 3: Ride-on snow throwers (ISO 8437-3:2019)

EN ISO 8437-3:2021


Each international standard has separate parts that can both complement each other and absolutely regulate opposite areas of activity. The next international standard, or rather the next part to the previous document, is EN ISO 8437-3: 2021.


This document specifies safety requirements applicable to combustion engine powered ride-on snow throwers. It is intended to be used with ISO 8437-1 and ISO 8437-4 to achieve the full requirements and means for ride-on snow throwers.

The ISO 8437 series deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to snow throwers used as intended and under the conditions reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.


It does not apply to the following:

— electrically powered and battery powered snow throwers;

— hand-held snow throwers;

— airport or highway snow removal machines and equipment;

— machines intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

It does not deal with hazards related to the following:

— battery circuits exceeding 42 V;

— mains connected starting motor;

— magneto grounding circuits;

— working environment;

— electromagnetic compatibility.

The ISO 8437 series is not applicable to machines that were manufactured before the date of its publication.


Since this part of the above-mentioned standard is from a related industry together with the previous part, their use in place in a complex will significantly increase the productivity of the activities carried out and achieve completely new results in a qualitative and quantitative sense.


Snow throwers - Safety requirements and test procedures - Part 2: Pedestrian-controlled snow throwers (ISO 8437-2:2019)

EN ISO 8437-2:2021


Safety issues have always been one of the most pressing, because human activity is the main parameter and object for regulation. Today, a large number of international standards are being created that regulate this issue, one of which is EN ISO 8437-2: 2021.


This document specifies safety requirements applicable to combustion engine powered pedestrian-controlled snow throwers. It is intended to be used with ISO 8437-1 and ISO 8437-4 to achieve the full requirements and means of verification for pedestrian-controlled snow throwers.


The ISO 8437 series deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to snow throwers used as intended and under the conditions reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.

It does not apply to the following:

— electrically powered and battery powered snow throwers;

— hand-held snow throwers;

— airport or highway snow removal machines and equipment;

— machines intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

It does not deal with hazards related to the following:

— battery circuits exceeding 42 V;

— mains connected starting motor;

— magneto grounding circuits;

— working environment;

— electromagnetic compatibility.

The ISO 8437 series is not applicable to machines that were manufactured before the date of its publication.


Since this international document has a certain number of amendments and clarifications about technologies with which it cannot be applied, we strongly recommend that you pay attention to this in order to avoid acquiring an unsuitable standard and restructuring the existing system in an incorrect way.


The need for international standards

The presence of international standards in production as well as in the scientific and technological base of your company will allow not only to minimize possible financial and physical risks, but also to significantly speed up the process of promotion and scaling. If your company operates only at the national level, the availability and purchase of these documents will allow you to adapt to the conditions of regional and global markets, and in the future to avoid the problems of adaptation to large-scale conditions.


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