BS EN 12159:2012 - Builders hoists for persons and materials with vertically guided cages

BS EN 12159:2012

Builders hoists for persons and materials with vertically guided cages

Status : Withdrawn   Published : December 2012
Conformity to regulation : Designated



1.1 This European Standard deals with power operated temporarily installed builders hoists (referred to as "hoists" in this standard) intended for use by persons who are permitted to enter sites of engineering and construction, serving landing levels, having a cage: - designed for the transportation of persons or of persons and materials; - guided; - travelling vertically or along a path within 15° max. of the vertical; - supported or sustained by drum driven wire rope, rack and pinion, or an expanding linkage mechanism; - where masts, when erected, may or may not require support from separate structures. 1.2 The European Standard identifies hazards as listed in Clause 4 which arise during the various phases in the life of such equipment and describes methods for the elimination or reduction of these hazards when used as intended by the manufacturer. 1.3 This European Standard does not specify the additional requirements for: - operation in severe conditions (e.g. extreme climates, strong magnetic fields); - lightning protection; - operation subject to special rules (e.g. potentially explosive atmospheres); - electromagnetic compatibility (emission, immunity); - handling of loads the nature of which could lead to dangerous situations (e.g. molten metal, acids/bases, radiating materials, fragile loads); - the use of combustion engines; - the use of remote controls; - hazards occurring during manufacture; - hazards occurring as a result of mobility; - hazards occurring as a result of being erected over a public road; - earthquakes. 1.4 This European Standard is not applicable to: - builders hoists for the transport of goods only EN 12158-1 and EN 12158-2; - lifts according to EN 81-1, EN 81-2, EN 81-3 and EN 81-43; - work cages suspended from lifting appliances; - work platforms carried on the forks of fork trucks; - work platforms EN 1495; - funiculars; - lifts specially designed for military purposes; - mine lifts; - theatre elevators; - builders hoists for persons and material with vertically guided cages which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN; - hoists with hydraulic drive/braking systems and hydraulic safety devices. This document is not applicable to Builders hoists for persons and material with vertical guided cages which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN. 1.5 This European Standard deals with the hoist installation. It includes the base frame and base enclosure but excludes the design of any concrete, hard core, timber or other foundation arrangement. It includes the design of mast ties but excludes the design of anchor screws to the supporting structure. It includes the landing gates and their frames but excludes the design of any anchorage fixing bolts to the supporting structure.

Standard NumberBS EN 12159:2012
TitleBuilders hoists for persons and materials with vertically guided cages
Publication Date31 December 2012
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Withdrawn Date15 September 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 6336-3, EN ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 13850, EN 894-1, EN 1037, IEC 60947-4-1:2000, ISO 6336-1, ISO 4309, EN 60529:1991, ISO 2408, ISO 4871, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 6336-5, ISO 11201:2010, EN ISO 11688-1, EN 60947-5-1:2004, ISO 13850, ISO 4302, IEC 60947-5-1:2003, ISO 3864-1, ISO 13857:2008, EN ISO 4871, EN 81-1:1998/AMD 3:2009, EN 60947-4-1:2001, IEC 60204-1:2005, EN 1088, IEC 60529:1989, ISO/TR 11688-1, ISO 6336-2, EN ISO 11201:2010, EN 60204-1:2006, EN 953, EN ISO 13857:2008, EN 349
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 9000, ISO/TR 11688-2, EN 81-2, EN ISO 11688-2, EN 81-3, EN 1495, EN 12158-1, EN 81-43, 2006/42/EC, EN 12158-2, EN ISO 9000
ReplacesBS EN 12159:2000+A1:2009
International RelationshipsEN 12159:2012
Draft Superseded By11/30215034 DC
DescriptorsBuilding sites, Goods hoists, Hazards, Safety measures, Lifting equipment, Installation, Hoisting cages, Passenger hoists, Hoists
Title in FrenchAscenseurs de chantier pour personnes et matériaux avec cages guidées verticalement
Title in GermanBauaufzüge zur Personen- und Materialbeförderung mit senkrecht geführten Fahrkörben
ISBN978 0 580 70203 7
File Size1.376 MB

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