BS EN 280:2013+A1:2015 Mobile elevating work platforms. Design calculations. Stability criteria. Construction. Safety. Examinations and tests

BS EN 280:2013+A1:2015

Mobile elevating work platforms. Design calculations. Stability criteria. Construction. Safety. Examinations and tests

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : August 2013
Conformity to regulation : Designated



What is this standard about?

 This European standard specifies technical safety requirements and measures for all types and sizes of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) intended to move persons to positions where they are carrying out work from work platform (WPs). 

Who is this standard for?

 There are more than 60,000 MEWPs in operation in the UK. They are typically used in:

  • Building construction and maintenance
  • Telecommunications
  • Tree surgery
  • Highways maintenance
  • Sign erection
  • Film and TV programme production
This standard will be important to anyone responsible for the safe use and operation of MEWPs, including:
  • Premises owners
  • Employers
  • Managers
  • Operators
  • Trainers 

Why should we use this standard?

This standard covers the structural design calculations and stability criteria, construction, safety examinations and tests before MEWPs are first put into service. It identifies hazards arising from the use of MEWPs and describes ways to avoid or reduce these hazards. It also provides specific requirements on information for use, such as instruction handbooks and marking.

Note: the standard specifies there are defined access positions at ground level or on the chassis to get on and off the platforms and assumes that those operating MEWPs are adequately trained.  

What's changed since the last update? 

The standard has been systematically reviewed by experts to ensure its continued market relevance and now includes significant technical changes including:

  • New safety use requirements and risk management guidelines
  • Amendments to loads and forces
  • Amendments to the masse of the components of MEWPs relating to dead weight
  • Updating of the maximum breaking distance of MEWPs type 2 and 3

Standard NumberBS EN 280:2013+A1:2015
TitleMobile elevating work platforms. Design calculations. Stability criteria. Construction. Safety. Examinations and tests
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 August 2013
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 13001-3-1:2012+A1:2013, EN 15954-1:2013, EN 14033-2:2008+A1:2011, EN 15746-1:2010+A1:2011, ISO 4309, EN 15955-1:2013, ISO 4305, EN 349, EN 14033-1, ISO 12100:2010, IEC 60529, EN 60204-1:2006, IEC 60068-2-64, EN ISO 13850, EN 62061, ISO 13849-1:2006, EN 60529, ISO/TR 23849:2010, ISO 13857, ISO 3864-1, EN 60204-32:2008, IEC 62061, EN 12385-4, ISO 13850, IEC 60204-32:2008, ISO 4302, EN 60068-2-64, ISO 13849-2, EN ISO 13849-2, EN ISO 13857, EN ISO 13849-1:2008, IEC 60204-1:2005, EN ISO 12100:2010
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 81-1, ISO 2631-1, EN 13001-3-1:2012, EN 528, ISO 8087, EN 1777, EN 81-2, EN 1726-2, ISO 4308-2, 2006/42/EC, EN 1756-1, EN 1756-2, EN 1495, ISO 4301-4, EN 12159, ISO 2408:1985, EN 1570-1, EN 1915-1, BS 2573-2, DIN 15020-1, EN 1808, EN 1915-2, 2009/104/EC
ReplacesBS EN 280:2001+A2:2009
International RelationshipsEN 280:2013+A1:2015
Amended ByAmendment, September 2015; Corrigendum, November 2013
Draft Superseded By14/30295883 DC
DescriptorsStability, Design calculations, Structural design, Occupational safety, Mobile working platforms, Materials handling equipment, Accident prevention, Hoists, Mechanical testing, Passenger hoists, Control devices, Lifting equipment, Performance testing
Title in FrenchPlates-formes élévatrices mobiles de personnel. Calculs de conception. Critères de stabilité. Construction. Sécurité. Examens et essais
Title in GermanFahrbare Hubarbeitsbühnen. Berechnung. Standsicherheit. Bau. Sicherheit. Prüfungen
ISBN978 0 580 85546 7
File Size2.447 MB

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