BS EN 16230-1:2013+A1:2014 - Leisure karts. Safety requirements and test methods for karts
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BS EN 16230-1:2013+A1:2014

Leisure karts. Safety requirements and test methods for karts

Status : Current   Published : March 2013



This European Standard is applicable for karts, according to 3.1, that are not intended to be used on public roads.

This European Standard applies to:

  • leisure karts only;

  • karts propelled by a combustion engine, including LPG combustion engines;

  • karts used on indoor and outdoor tracks, permanent or temporary;

  • karts used on supervised tracks designed for leisure karting, with a sealed ground (such as asphalt, concrete, ice or snow).

This European Standard does not apply to:

  • karts used for competition organised by and under the responsibility of the CIK-FIA and/or ASN, ensuring through the granting of licenses by an ASN or one of its affiliated members as defined in the International Sporting code, compliance with the safety, sporting, disciplinary and technical rules of the CIAK-FIA and/ or ASN;

  • karts designed exclusively for competition and toys;

  • cross country karts;

  • karts with two or more seats;

  • karts used on tracks not mentioned above (such as mud, earth);

  • karts used in amusement parks.

The requirements related to the hazards of electrical propulsion are not covered in this European Standard.

The requirements related to whole-body vibration are not covered in this European Standard.

This European Standard specifies appropriate measures to eliminate or reduce the risks arising from significant hazards, hazardous situations and events (see Clause 6) during operation and maintenance of the karts, when carried out as intended by the manufacturer.

Safety in karting activities is dependent on a correct interaction between leisure karts and the track equipment and facilities. General recommendations for tracks to be used for leisure karting are included in this part of the standard.

This document is not applicable to karts that are manufactured before the date of publication of this European Standard by CEN.


Specific requirements for tracks design and operation will be included in a future Part 2 of this standard.

Standard NumberBS EN 16230-1:2013+A1:2014
TitleLeisure karts. Safety requirements and test methods for karts
Publication Date31 March 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 3744:2010, ISO 3744:2010, EN ISO 4871, ISO 4871, EN ISO 11201:2010, ISO 11201:2010, EN ISO 12100-1:2003, ISO 12100-1:2003, EN ISO 12100-2, ISO 12100-2, ISO 48, ISO 3864-1, ISO 3864-2, CR 1030-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 1032, EN 1440, EN 1442, EN ISO 5349-1:2001, ISO 5349-1:2001, EN ISO 8041, ISO 8041, EN ISO 14245, ISO 14245, ISO 5348, ISO 15550, DIN 33955:2002, DIN 33956:2002, NF S 52-002:2001, NF S 52-003:2008, SAE J1349, 2006/42/EC
International RelationshipsEN 16230-1:2013
Amended ByAmendment, February 2015. Amends and replaces BS EN 16230-1:2013.
Draft Superseded By11/30236586 DC
DescriptorsHealth and safety requirements, Leisure equipment, Vehicles, Test methods, Velocity, Hazards
Title in FrenchKarts de loisir. Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essais relatives aux karts
Title in GermanFreizeitkarts. Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Karts
ISBN978 0 580 86632 6
File Size2.323 MB

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