BS EN 1808:2015 - Safety requirements for suspended access equipment. Design calculations, stability criteria, construction. Examinations and tests

BS EN 1808:2015

Safety requirements for suspended access equipment. Design calculations, stability criteria, construction. Examinations and tests

Status : Current   Published : April 2015
Conformity to regulation : Designated



1.1 Application

This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking and information to be provided by the manufacturer/supplier for suspended access equipment (SAE).

It is applicable to both permanent and temporary equipment which can be powered or hand operated and which are defined in Clause 3.

The requirements of this standard include the rails, tracks and other support systems on which SAE depend for their integrity and safety as well as taking into account all associated loads and fixings to the building structure.

This document is not applicable to SAE which is manufactured before the date of its publication as an EN.

1.2 Hazards

This European Standard deals with significant hazards pertinent to SAE when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4). This European Standard specifies appropriate technical measures to eliminate or reduce risks arising from the significant hazards.

1.3 Exclusions

The following are not covered in this document:

  1. operation in severe and special conditions (e.g. extreme environmental conditions, corrosive environments, strong magnetic fields);

  2. operation subject to special rules (e.g. potentially explosive atmospheres, work on live overhead electrical lines);

  3. transportation of passengers from one level to another;

  4. handling of loads which could lead to a dangerous situation (e.g. molten metal, acids/bases, radioactive materials);

  5. working platforms suspended by cranes;

  6. silo access equipment;

  7. SAE using chains for the direct suspension of a platform;

  8. SAE using fibre ropes for the suspension of a platform;

  9. SAE intended to be used underground;

  10. SAE intended to be used in shafts;

  11. SAE directly powered by combustion engines.

Standard NumberBS EN 1808:2015
TitleSafety requirements for suspended access equipment. Design calculations, stability criteria, construction. Examinations and tests
Publication Date30 April 2015
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 12100:2010, IEC 60204-1, EN ISO 13849-2:2012, EN ISO 13850, ISO 12100:2010, EN 60204-1, ISO 13849-1:2006, EN 1993, IEC 60529, EN 795, EN 1999, EN 60529, EN ISO 13849-1:2008, ISO 13850, EN ISO 4414, EN 60204-32:2008, IEC 60204-32:2008, EN ISO 4413, ISO 13849-2:2012, ISO 4413, ISO 4414
Informative References(Provided for Information)FEM 9.341, 2006/42/EC, IEC 60068-2-64, EN 60068-2-64, FEM 9.511, FEM 1.001, EN 12158-1:2000+A1:2010, EN 14492-1:2006+A1:2009
ReplacesBS EN 1808:1999+A1:2010
International RelationshipsEN 1808:2015
Draft Superseded By11/30234386 DC
DescriptorsMaintenance, Davits, Cradles (hoists), Stability, Hoists, Platforms, Manually-operated devices, Suspended scaffolds, Drum winches, Loading, Trolley assemblies, Control systems, Lifting equipment, Verification, Instructions for use, Wire ropes, Brakes, Safety measures, Suspended structures, Fatigue testing, Electrically-operated devices, Wear tests, Mathematical calculations, Mobile working platforms, Wind loading, Design calculations, Construction, Marking, Hazards, Type testing
Title in FrenchExigences de sécurité des plates-formes suspendues à niveau variable. Calculs, stabilité, construction. Examen et essais
Title in GermanSicherheitsanforderungen an hängende Personenaufnahmemittel. Berechnung, Standsicherheit, Bau. Prüfungen
ISBN978 0 580 72823 5
File Size2.445 MB

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