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This standard specifies technical safety requirements and protective measures to be adopted by persons undertaking the design (as defined in 3.11 of EN 292-1:1991), manufacture and supply of hydraulic press brakes which are designed to work cold metal or material partly of metal and hereafter referred to as machines. This standard also covers hydraulic press brakes, whose primary intended use is the cold working of metal, which are to be used in the same way to work other sheet materials such as cardboard or plastic. The requirements in this standard take account of intended use, as defined in 3.12 of EN 292-1:1991. This standard presumes access to the press brake from all directions, deals with the hazards described in clause 4, and specifies the safety measures for both the operator and other exposed persons. This standard also applies to ancillary devices which are an integral part of the press brake, e.g. back gauges and adjustable front sheet supports. This standard also applies to machines which are integrated into an automatic production lime where the hazards and risk arising are comparable to those of machine working separately.