BS EN 1755:2015 - Industrial Trucks. Safety requirements and verification. Supplementary requirements for operation in potentially explosive atmospheres

BS EN 1755:2015

Industrial Trucks. Safety requirements and verification. Supplementary requirements for operation in potentially explosive atmospheres

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



This European Standard applies to self-propelled and pedestrian propelled manual and semi-manual industrial trucks as defined in ISO 5053‑1 including their load handling devices and attachments (hereafter referred to as trucks) intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.


Attachments mounted on the load carrier or on fork arms which are removable by the user are not considered to be a part of the truck.

This European Standard specifies supplementary technical requirements for the prevention of the ignition of an explosive atmosphere of flammable gases, vapours, mists or dusts by industrial trucks of equipment group II and equipment category 2G, 3G, 2D or 3D.


The relationship between an equipment category (hereafter referred to as category) and the corresponding zone (area classification) is shown in informative Annex B.

This European Standard does not include:

  • trucks of equipment group I;

  • trucks of equipment group II, equipment category 1;

  • trucks intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres with hybrid mixtures;

  • protective systems.

This European Standard is not applicable to trucks intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres of carbon disulphide (CS 2), carbon monoxide (CO) and/or ethylene oxide (C 2H 4O) due to the special properties of these gases.

This standard is applicable to trucks intended for use in atmospheres with an ambient temperature range of - 20 °C to +40 °C, i.e. trucks built in accordance with this European Standard will be satisfactory to any service conditions within this range unless otherwise specified.


The ambient temperature range -20 °C to +40 °C is in line with EN ISO 3691‑1.

Standard NumberBS EN 1755:2015
TitleIndustrial Trucks. Safety requirements and verification. Supplementary requirements for operation in potentially explosive atmospheres
Publication Date30 November 2015
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1459, ISO 20344, EN 1525, IEC 60079-0:2011, EN 13463-3, EN 61508-1, ISO 3691-1:2011, ISO 13849-1, EN 60079-29-2, IEC 61508-6, EN 1834-3, EN 61508-6, BS EN 50271:2018, EN 1149-5:2018, BS EN 1149-5:2018, ISO 1813, EN 1175-2, EN 50271:2018, EN 60529:1991, EN 1127-1:2011, EN 1175-3, EN 1834-1:2000, ISO 284, EN 13463-1:2009, EN 13463-5:2011, EN 1175-1:1998+A1:2010, EN ISO 3691-1, IEC 60079-29-1:2007, EN 1757-3, EN 60079-15:2010, EN ISO 20344, EN 13463-8, EN 60079-31, EN 60079-7, IEC 60079-7, EN ISO 13849-1, EN 60079-17, IEC 60079-29-2, EN 14986, IEC 60079-31, CLC/TR 60079-32-1, IEC 60079 15:2010, IEC 61508-1, EN 60079-14:2014, EN 60079-0:2012, ISO 15870, ISO 9563, IEC 60079-17, IEC 60529:1989, IEC 60079-14:2012, EN 60079-29-1:2007
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 12895, ISO 22877:2004, ISO 12100, ISO 3691-5, ISO 6292:2008, EN ISO 3691-6, EN ISO 3691-5, EN 60079-32-2, EN 60079-29-3, IEC 60079-29-3, EN 12053, EN 1526, ISO/TS 3691-7, EN 50272-3, EN 16307-6, ISO 3691-6, ISO 13564-1, EN 13059, EN ISO 12100, IEC 60079-32-2, EN 16307-5, 94/9/EC, ISO 5053-1, EN 13237:2012, EN 50495:2010, EN 16307-1
ReplacesBS EN 1755:2000+A2:2013
International RelationshipsEN 1755:2015
Draft Superseded By13/30257895 DC
DescriptorsHazards, Manually-operated devices, Industrial trucks, Health and safety requirements, Marking, Carbon disulfide, Flammable atmospheres, Chemical composition, Instructions for use, Classification systems, Conformity, Dust, Flammable materials, Operating conditions, Occupational safety, Gases, Verification, Vapours, Safety measures, Explosive atmospheres, Mist, Approval testing
Title in FrenchChariots de manutention. Prescriptions de sécurité et vérification. Prescriptions supplémentaires pour le fonctionnement en atmosphères explosibles
Title in GermanSicherheit von Flurförderzeugen. Einsatz in explosionsgefährdeten Bereichen. Verwendung in Bereichen mit brennbaren Gasen, Dämpfen, Nebeln oder Stäuben
ISBN978 0 580 77696 0
File Size1.229 MB

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