Guide about Attachments for demolition and recycling




The Guide about Attachments for demolition and recycling is created with two main objectives: produce a basic and descriptive publication in question-answer format and give a general overview of the attachments, explaining their basic characteristics, their functionalities, general requirements, how this equipment should be managed, how to use them in safe working conditions and the regulatory framework that is applicable.

This descriptive guide is intended to serve as a reference document for professionals to these sectors, especially contractors and end-users who carry out activities related to demolition and/or recycling.

This publication is produced by the European Demolition Association Secretariat, with the contributions and collaboration of the members of the working group on Attachments.



  • General concepts
    • What is an attachment for demolition and recycling?
    • What are these attachments used for?
    • With which machines can they be used?
  • Types of attachments
    • Which types of demolition attachments exist?
    • Which types of recycling attachments exist?
    • Are there any other attachments for other applications related with demolition and recycling processes?
  • Working with demolition and recycling attachments
    • Which are the selection criteria of the ensemble machine-attachment?
    • How should the attachments be transported?
    • Which are the site requirements that must be met to work with theses attachments?
    • How should this equipment be managed?
    • Which training should have the person who is going to manage the equipment?
    • How should the maintenance of demolition and recycling attachments be done?
  • Assembly machine-attachment
    • How should the assembly be done to ensure safe working conditions?
    • Which training should have the person who is going to do the assembly?
    • What is a quick coupler?
  • Regulatory framework
    • Which regulation is applicable to demolition and recycling attachments?
    • Which regulation is applicable to the assemble machine-attachment?



  • Format: A4
  • Number of pages: 60 approx
  • Date of publication: April 2021
  • Price:
    • On-line: Free for direct EDA members and members of national associations.
    • Printed: To be determined.