BS EN ISO 3691-5:2015 - Industrial trucks. Safety requirements and verification. Pedestrian-propelled trucks
Maintenance will be taking place for BSI Shop on Saturday 6th March 2021 between 08:00 AM and 14:00 PM UK time. During this period, BSI Shop will be unavailable or may have limited functionality. Please do not make any purchases during these works. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during this essential maintenance.

BS EN ISO 3691-5:2015

Industrial trucks. Safety requirements and verification. Pedestrian-propelled trucks

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : February 2014



This part of ISO 3691 gives safety requirements and the means for their verification for the following types of pedestrian-propelled trucks (hereafter referred to as trucks), equipped with load-handling devices for normal industrial duties, e.g. fork arms and platforms, or integrated attachments for special applications:

  • pedestrian-propelled straddle stackers,

  • pallet stackers,

  • industrial trucks with capacities not exceeding 1 000 kg with manual or electrical battery-powered lifting,

  • low-lift pallet trucks with lift height up to 300 mm and rated capacity up to 2 300 kg,

  • scissor-lift pallet trucks with lift heights up to 1 000 mm or rated capacity up to 1 000 kg with manual or electrical battery-powered lifting.

It is applicable to trucks provided with either manual or electrical battery-powered lifting, operating on smooth, level, hard surfaces.


On-board battery chargers are considered to be part of the truck. Attachments mounted on the load-carrier or on the fork arms which are removable by the user are not considered to be part of the truck.

This part of ISO 3691 deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to the applicable machines when used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Annex C).

It does not establish the additional requirements for

  1. climatic conditions,

  2. operation in severe conditions (e.g. extreme environmental conditions such as freezer applications, high temperatures, corrosive environments, strong magnetic fields),

  3. electromagnetic compatibility (emission/immunity),

  4. handling of loads the nature of which could lead to dangerous situations (e.g. molten metal, acids/alkalis, radiating materials, especially brittle loads),

  5. handling suspended loads which may swing freely handling,

  6. use on public roads,

  7. direct contact with foodstuffs,

  8. operation on gradients or on surfaces other than smooth, level, hard surfaces,

  9. lifting systems using belts,

  10. lifting of persons,

  11. trucks with overturning moment greater than 40 000 N·m,

  12. scissor-lift trucks whose lifting is powered by external means (electric, pneumatic),

  13. roll containers,

  14. trucks that are intended to be towed by powered vehicles,

  15. trucks designed for special applications (e.g. hospitals, restaurant trolleys),

  16. winch-operated trucks,

  17. mobile lifting tables.

Hazards relevant to noise, vibration and visibility are not significant and are not dealt with in this part of ISO 3691.

Regional requirements, additional to those given in this part of ISO 3691, are addressed in ISO/TS 3691‑7.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 3691-5:2015
TitleIndustrial trucks. Safety requirements and verification. Pedestrian-propelled trucks
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date28 February 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 12100, ISO 20898, ISO 5053, ISO 15870, ISO 13857, ISO 2328, ISO 3287
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 22883, ISO 22915-16, ISO 22878, 2006/42/EC, ISO 14121-1, ISO 10658, ISO 22877, ISO 2330
International RelationshipsEN ISO 3691-5:2015/AC:2016,ISO 3691-5:2014
Amended ByCorrigendum, October 2016; Corrigendum, November 2015
DescriptorsStacking machines, Industrial trucks, Materials handling equipment, Equipment safety, Instructions for use, Control devices, Marking, Fork trucks, Straddle carriers, Elevating-platform trucks, Hazards, High-lift trucks, Occupational safety, Manually-operated devices, Verification, Force measurement, Battery-powered devices, Lifting, Low-lift trucks, Pedestrian-controlled systems, Pallet trucks
Title in FrenchChariots de manutention. Exigences de sécurité et vérification. Chariots à conducteur à propulsion manuelle
Title in GermanFlurförderzeuge. Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Verifizierung. Mitgängerbetriebene Flurförderzeuge
ISBN978 0 580 93557 2
File Size2.497 MB

 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents

Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world

Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version


Access, view and download standards with multiple user access, across multiple sites with BSOL