BS EN 1175:2020 - Safety of industrial trucks. Electrical/electronic requirements

BS EN 1175:2020

Safety of industrial trucks. Electrical/electronic requirements

Status : Current   Published : July 2020



This document specifies the electrical requirements for the design and construction of the electrical installation in self-propelled industrial trucks that are within the scope of ISO 5053-1, except variable reach trucks as defined in ISO 5053-1:2015, 3.21 and 3.22, straddle carriers as defined in ISO 5053-1:2015, 3.18 and 3.19, and specific functions, parts and/or systems utilized for the automatic operation of driverless industrial trucks as defined in ISO 5053-1:2015, 3.32. It provides the electrical/electronic and safety-related parts of control system requirements for those self-propelled industrial trucks identified above to complete the requirements in the relevant part of the EN ISO 3691 and EN 16307 series of documents.


Reference is made to this document in other standards which cover the non-electrical requirements of the various industrial truck types.

The requirements of this document are valid when trucks are operated under the following climatic conditions:

  • defined in the applicable parts of the EN ISO 3691 series and the EN 16307 series ;

  • relative humidity in the range 30 % to 95 % (not condensing).

This document deals with safety requirements for all electrical and electronic components of industrial trucks, including electrically actuated hydraulic/pneumatic valves. It specifies minimum performance levels required for safety functions realized by safety related parts of control systems. It is intended to be used to avoid or minimize hazards or hazardous situations listed in Annex I. These situations can arise during the operation in the area of use for which it is designed and during maintenance of trucks in accordance with the specifications and instruction given by the manufacturer.

This document does not deal with hazards which could occur:

  1. during construction;

  2. when operating in potentially explosive atmospheres;

  3. because of malfunction of non-electric safety-related parts of control systems, e.g. hydraulic and pneumatic elements like pistons, non-electric valves, pumps etc.


The level of the defined required performance for electrical safety related control systems can be used as a guideline to determine the performance of non-electric systems.


Hazards due to penetration of water and dust are covered by the definition of PL r of safety functions, according to EN ISO 13849-1:2015 .

Standard NumberBS EN 1175:2020
TitleSafety of industrial trucks. Electrical/electronic requirements
Publication Date27 July 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60332-1-2:2004, ISO 5053-1:2015, EN 62619:2017, EN 61643-11:2012, EN 60664-1:2007, EN 60068-2-27:2009, EN 60068-2-6:2008, EN 60529:1991/A2:2013/AC:2019-02, EN 60695-11-10:2013, EN 60947-4-1:2010, EN 62485-3:2014, EN 60204-1:2006/corrigendum Feb. 2010, EN 62281:2017, EN 60034-8:2007, EN 12895:2015+A1:2019, EN 16307-1:2013+A1:2015, ISO 3287:1999, EN 60529:1991/AC:2016-12, EN 16307 (all parts), EN ISO 13849-1:2015, EN IEC 62902:2019, EN 60947-5-5:1997, EN ISO 3691-1:2015, EN ISO 3691 (all parts), EN ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 6743-4:2015, EN ISO 3691-3:2016, ISO 3287:1999 (F), EN 62620:2015, EN 60384-14:2013/AC:2016-04, EN 50565-1:2014
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 50525 (all parts), EN ISO 7010, EN 1526:1997+A1:2008, IEC 60417:2002, ISO 7000:2014, ISO 6292:2008, EN 60085:2008, EN 60034-1:2010
ReplacesBS EN 1175-1:1998+A1:2010, BS EN 1175-2:1998+A1:2010, BS EN 1175-3:1998+A1:2010
International RelationshipsEN 1175:2020
Draft Superseded By17/30338554 DC
DescriptorsRated voltage, Circuits, Electrical components, Battery-powered devices, Control systems, Environment (working), Velocity, Temperature-rise limit, Electrical insulation, Endurance testing, Chemical-resistance tests, Overspeed tests, Cold tests, Electric conductors, Electric connectors, Type testing, Control equipment, Overload (electric), Industrial trucks, Electrical safety, Hazards, Testing conditions, Dielectric-strength tests, Drop tests, Switches, Electrical resistance, Occupational safety, Protected electrical equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Rated current, Temperature measurement, Lead-acid batteries, Electric cells, Containers, Instructions for use, Accident prevention, Materials handling equipment, Environmental testing, Nickel-cadmium batteries, Electrical testing, Powered industrial trucks, Electric enclosures, Safety measures
Title in FrenchSécurité des chariots de manutention. Prescriptions électriques/électroniques
Title in GermanSicherheit von Flurförderzeugen. Elektrische/elektronische Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 93555 8
File Size1.895 MB

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