This European Standard applies to machines used for highway maintenance which are attached to or mounted on carrier vehicles and which are defined in Clause 3. Directives and standards of the vehicle construction are binding for the carrier vehicle in this standard, even where specific modifications have been made to adapt the machines for highway maintenance application. The use in public road traffic is governed by the national regulations. This European Standard deals with all significant hazards identified through a risk assessment pertinent to highway maintenance machines, when they are used as intended and in accordance with the recommendations of manufacturer. This European Standard does not deal with significant hazards associated with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). This European Standard specifies the appropriate technical measures to eliminate or reduce risks arising from the significant hazards associated with machine operation, setting and adjustments, loading and unloading and maintenance of the machine. The body responsible for this standard is NA 051-03-02 AA "Maschinen für den Straßenbetriebsdienst (Spiegelgremium für CEN/TC 151/WG 16 und CEN/TC 337)" ("Highway maintenance (mirror committee for CEN/TC 151/WG 16 and CEN/TC 337)") at DIN.