BS EN 12312-8:2018 - Aircraft ground support equipment. Specific requirements. Maintenance or service stairs and platforms

BS EN 12312-8:2018

Aircraft ground support equipment. Specific requirements. Maintenance or service stairs and platforms

Status : Current   Published : August 2018

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1.1 General This document specifies the technical requirements to minimize the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the commissioning, the operation and the maintenance of maintenance or service stairs and platforms when used as intended, including misuse reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer, when carried out in accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or his authorized representative. It also takes into account some requirements recognized as essential by authorities, aircraft and ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturers as well as airlines and handling agencies. These machines are designed to be used as aircraft ground support equipment with the intended use to serve aircraft in outdoor conditions on the apron. They can also be used indoors at hangars. The use of such equipment for operations not in conjunction with aircraft is not defined as intended use therein. Due to the good operational conditions on the apron, deviations from some clauses of EN 280 were deemed acceptable. This European Standard applies to: a) self-propelled fixed or adjustable maintenance or service stairs and elevating platforms; b) towable maintenance or service stairs and platforms equipped with powered means, e.g. for height adjustment, stabilizers; designed for aircraft maintenance or service purposes including access to the aircraft. NOTE 1 Powered will be also understood as manual effort stored in springs or hydraulic accumulators, etc., the dangerous action of which can be produced or can continue after the manual effort has ceased or directly applied manual effort for lifting or lowering loads. NOTE 2 Those clauses of this standard that can apply can also be used as a guideline for the design of towable maintenance or service stairs and platforms without powered means. This European Standard does not apply to: c) maintenance docks either fixed to the ground or moveable only for docking procedure; d) ground support equipment specifically intended, built and equipped with a fluid system for aircraft de-icing and anti-icing (see EN 12312 6); NOTE 3 This does not prevent aircraft de-icers meeting the requirements of EN 12312 6 from being used as a means of access for aircraft maintenance, e.g. windshield cleaning, etc. e) mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) used at the airports for purposes other than aircraft maintenance, e.g. buildings and facilities (see EN 280). No extra requirements on noise and vibration are provided other than those given in EN 1915 3 and EN 1915 4. NOTE 4 EN 1915 3 and EN 1915 4 provide the general GSE vibration and noise requirements. This European Standard does not deal with hazards in respect to a standard automotive chassis and from other vehicles on the apron. This part of EN 12312 is not applicable to maintenance or service stairs and platforms which are manufactured before the date of publication of this standard by CEN. This part of EN 12312 when used in conjunction with EN 1915 1, EN 1915 2, EN 1915 3 and EN 1915 4 provides the requirements for maintenance or service stairs and platforms. 1.2 Classification For the purposes of this document, mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) used for aircraft maintenance access are divided into two main groups A and B. In addition, group C is considered as described in c) hereafter: a) Group A: MEWPs where the vertical projection of the centre of the platform area is always inside the tipping lines. NOTE 1 See 5.2 hereafter for the specific requirements applying to Group A MEWPs. b) Group B: MEWPs where the vertical projection of the centre of the platform area may be outside the tipping lines. NOTE 2 See 5.3 hereafter for the specific requirements applying to Group B MEWPs. c) Group C consists of maintenance or service access stairs, where persons are not elevated by the machine but climb a flight of steps. (...)




Standard NumberBS EN 12312-8:2018
TitleAircraft ground support equipment. Specific requirements. Maintenance or service stairs and platforms
StatusCurrent
Publication Date22 August 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1915-4, EN 1175-1, ISO 11228-1, EN 1837, EN 1915-3, ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 13850:2015, EN 1915-2:2001+A1:2009, EN ISO 13849-1:2015, EN ISO 12100:2010, DIN 51130:2014 (E), ISO 13850:2015, ISO 13849-1:2015, EN 280:2013+A1:2015, EN 1915-1:2013, EN 795:2012, EN 12312-1:2013
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 1386, ISO 16368, CEN Guide 414
ReplacesBS EN 12312-8:2005+A1:2009
International RelationshipsEN 12312-8:2018
Draft Superseded By17/30321009DC
DescriptorsControl devices, Guard rails, Hazards, Performance, Air transport, Lifting equipment, Maintenance, Stairs, Aircraft ground servicing, Safety measures, Equipment safety, Platforms, Stability
ICS49.100
Title in FrenchMatériel au sol pour aéronefs. Exigences particulières Escabeaux et plate-formes de maintenance ou de service
Title in GermanLuftfahrt-Bodengeräte. Besondere Anforderungen Wartungs- oder Servicetreppen und -bühnen
CommitteeACE/57
ISBN978 0 580 89696 5
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages32
File Size809 KB
Price£182.00


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