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France: Trade Media Reports on Buyers’ and Employers’ Responsibility if Providing Unsafe Diamond Tools

France: Trade Media Reports on Buyers’ and Employers’ Responsibility if Providing Unsafe Diamond Tools

Paris, France (Friday 6 January 2017) - Two trade organisations of diamond tools suppliers, SNAS (French Abrasives Association), a member of FEPA, and CISMA (Association for Building Equipment), wrote a letter in November 2016 to the buyers of the distribution, and of the construction industry to highlight their responsibility in case of accidents with diamond discs, in particular in the event of fatal accidents or ensuing disability. Buyers have been informed of the 2016 amendment to the EN 13236 standard, the safety European standard for superabrasive products, adding technical requirements to avoid and limit the kick-back effect of hand-held machines concerning discs between 300 and 400 mm in diameterThese discs must be tensioned and have no grains side coating. Kick-back is a violent reaction caused by pinching of the disc when cutting the material. The pinching itself can be provoked by wobbling or the deformation of the disc at high speed.


In France, the law (French Decree of 25 February 2003) defines stringent safety requirements on the commercialization of diamond discs and bonded wheels, used on portable electric machines: only discs conforming to the law are authorized for sale and hire on the market. If the law is not respected, distributors and employers will have to pay a monetary fine and in the event of an accident that caused injuries or death, they may be criminally charged. Diamond discs, conformed to the EN 13236 standard, and bonded abrasives, conformed to the EN 12413 standard, satisfy the legal requirements put in place by the French Decree.


The CISMA-SNAS letter has been reported by trade print media, like BBI (Bâtiment Bricolage Industrie) in its December issue.


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