This European Standard specifies all requirements and/or measures to reduce the hazards and limit the risks on multi-blade cross-cut sawing machines (with minimum two saw unit) with integrated feed of the work-piece and manual loading and/or unloading fitted with a saw blade drive motor for each saw unit, hereinafter referred to as "machines", designed to cut solid wood, chipboard, fibreboard, plywood and also these materials where they are covered with plastic edging and/or plastic/light alloy laminates, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse. This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events which are relevant to these machines as stated in Clause 4. It does not deal with any hazards relating to the mechanical loading and/or unloading of the work-piece or which result from the combination of the machine with any other. This document does not cover machines designed for climb cutting (see 3.2.10). The requirements of this document apply to all machines whatever their method of control e.g. electromechanical and/or electronic and/or pneumatic. This document is not applicable to multi-blade cross-cut sawing machines with integrated feed of the work-piece and manual loading and/or unloading which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN. NOTE Machines covered by this document are listed under 1.3 of Annex IV of the Machinery Directive.