Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 262 (Lyftkranar)
Källa: CEN
Svarsdatum: den 2 jan 2018
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This European Standard applies to bridge and gantry cranes able to travel by wheels on rails, runways or roadway surfaces, and to gantry cranes without wheels mounted in a stationary position.

This European Standard specifies requirements for all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to bridge and gantry cranes when used as intended and under conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).

This European Standard does not include requirements for the lifting of persons.

The specific hazards due to potentially explosive atmospheres, ionising radiation and operation in electromagnetic fields beyond the range of EN 61000-6-2 are not covered by this European Standard.

NOTE Light crane systems are covered by EN 16851.

This European Standard is applicable to bridge and gantry cranes manufactured after the date of its publication as an EN.

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This European Standard specifies methods for the identification and assessment of hazardous situations leading to explosion and the design and construction measures appropriate for the required safety. This is achieved by:

— risk assessment;

— risk reduction.

The safety of equipment, protective systems and components can be achieved by eliminating hazards and/or limiting the risk, i.e. by:

a) appropriate design (without using safeguarding);

b) safeguarding;

c) information for use;

d) any other preventive measures.

Measures in accordance with a) (prevention) and b) (protection) against explosions are dealt with in Clause 6, measures according to c) against explosions are dealt with in Clause 7. Measures in accordance with d) are not specified in this European Standard. They are dealt with in EN ISO 12100:2010, Clause 6.

The preventive and protective measures described in this European Standard will not provide the required level of safety unless the equipment, protective systems and components are operated within their intended use and are installed and maintained according to the relevant codes of practice or requirements.

This standard specifies general design and construction methods to help designers and manufacturers in achieving explosion safety in the design of equipment, protective systems and components.

This European Standard is applicable to any equipment, protective systems and components intended to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres, under atmospheric conditions. These atmospheres can arise from flammable materials processed, used or released by the equipment, protective systems and components or from materials in the vicinity of the equipment, protective systems and components and/or from the materials of construction of the equipment, protective systems and components.

This European Standard is applicable to equipment, protective systems and components at all stages of its use.

This European Standard is only applicable to equipment group II which is intended for use in other places than underground parts of mines and those parts of surface installations of such mines endangered by firedamp and/or flammable dust.

This European Standard is not applicable to:

1) medical devices intended for use in a medical environment;

2) equipment, protective systems and components where the explosion hazard results exclusively from the presence of explosive substances or unstable chemical substances;

3) equipment, protective systems and components where the explosion can occur by reaction of substances with other oxidizers than atmospheric oxygen or by other hazardous reactions or by other than atmospheric conditions;

4) equipment intended for use in domestic and non-commercial environments where potentially explosive atmospheres may only rarely be created, solely as a result of the accidental leakage of fuel gas;

5) personal protective equipment covered by Directive 89/686/EEC;

6) seagoing vessels and mobile offshore units together with equipment on board such vessels or units;

7) means of transport, i.e. vehicles and their trailers intended solely for transporting passengers by air or by road, rail or water networks, as well as means of transport insofar as such means are designed for transporting goods by air, by public road or rail networks or by water; vehicles intended for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere shall not be excluded;

8) the design and construction of systems containing desired, controlled combustion processes, unless they can act as ignition sources in potentially explosive atmospheres.


Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 254 (Järnvägar)
Källa: CEN
Svarsdatum: den 25 jan 2018
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1.1 General

This European Standard deals with the technical requirements to minimize the specific railway hazards of railbound construction and maintenance machines – henceforward referred to as machines, intended for use on urban rail. These hazards can arise during the commissioning, the operation and the maintenance of machines when carried out in accordance with the specification given by the manufacturer or his authorized representative.

The requirements in this standard amend those in EN 14033-1 to -3 as required for the use of the machine on urban railways. Where a machine is designed and intended for use on mainline and urban rail, compliance with the most onerous conditions of EN 14033-1 and EN 14033-4 will be required.

This European Standard does not apply to the following:

— the requirements for quality of the work or performance of the machine;

— the specific requirements established by the machine operator for the use of machines, which will be the subject of negotiation between the manufacturer and the Urban Rail Manager;

— moving and working whilst not on rails.

This European Standard does not establish the additional requirements for the following:

— operation subject to special rules, e.g. potentially explosive atmospheres;

— hazards due to natural causes, e.g. earthquake, lightning, flooding;

— working methods;

— operation in severe working conditions requiring special measures, e.g. in tunnels or cuttings, extreme environmental conditions such as: freezing temperatures, high temperatures, corrosive environments, tropical environments, contaminating environments, strong magnetic fields;

— hazards occurring when used to handle suspended loads which may swing freely.

Other track construction and maintenance machines used on railway tracks are dealt with in other European Standards, see Annex B.

1.2 Scope of urban rail

Urban rail systems cover Urban Guided Transport systems (UGT) and might include other rail systems excluded from the scope of the Interoperability Directive 2008/57/EC (Article 1.3 (a) and (b))1.

Urban Guided Transport systems (UGT), which cover metro, tram and light rail, are defined as public transport systems permanently guided at least by one rail, intended for the operation of local, urban and suburban passenger services with self-propelled vehicles and operated either segregated or not from general road and pedestrian traffic.

Categories of urban rail systems include:

— (I) Metros: UGT systems operated on their own right of way and segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic. They are consequently designed for operations in tunnel, viaducts or on surface level but with physical separation in such a way that inadvertent access is not possible. In different parts of the world, Metro systems are also known as the underground, the subway or the tube. Rail systems with specific construction issues operating on a segregated guideway (e.g. monorail, rack

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railways) are also treated as Metros as long as they are designated as part of the urban public transport network.

— (II) Trams: UGT systems not segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic, which share their right of way with general road and/or pedestrian traffic and are therefore embedded in their relevant national road traffic legislation (highway codes and specific adaptations).

— (III) Light Rail: Light Rail is defined as a UGT system operated in parts of the system not segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic, and in parts of the system with segregated right-of-way. The segregation may include some sections of line where inadvertent access is not possible.

— (IV) Local rail systems which by national decision complying with Article 1 (3) a) or b) of Directive 2008/57/EC may be excluded from the European Community Rail System.

NOTE Such systems connect city centres with their suburban hinterland or regional local centres. Such systems are operated on rights of way which are basically segregated from general road and/or pedestrian traffic and/or which can be declared by law as independent from the public environment even if they are not segregated by location, form of construction or appropriate measures. For historical reasons they might be strongly influenced by conventional railway parameters and their operations procedures.

1.3 Validity of this European Standard

This European Standard applies to all machines which are ordered one year after the publication date by CEN of this European Standard.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 211 (Hissar och rulltrappor)
Källa: CEN
Svarsdatum: den 29 jan 2018
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1.1 This European Standard deals with safety requirements for construction, manufacturing, installation, maintenance and dismantling of electrically operated stairlifts (chair, standing platform and wheelchair platform) affixed to a building structure, moving in an inclined plane and intended for use by persons with impaired mobility:

— travelling over a stair or an accessible inclined surface;

— intended for use by one person;

— whose carriage is directly retained and guided by a guide rail or rails;

— supported or sustained by rope (5.4.4), rack and pinion (5.4.5), chain (5.4.6), friction traction drive (5.4.7), and guided rope and ball (5.4.8).

1.2 The standard identifies hazards as listed in Clause 4 which arise during the various phases in the life of such equipment and describes methods for the elimination or reduction of these hazards when used as intended by the manufacturer.

1.3 This European standard does not specify the additional requirements for:

— operation in severe conditions (e.g. extreme climates, strong magnetic fields);

— operation subject to special rules (e.g. potentially explosive atmospheres);

— handling of materials the nature of which could lead to dangerous situations;

— use of energy systems other than electricity;

— hazards occurring during manufacture;

— earthquakes, flooding, fire;

— evacuation during a fire;

— stairlifts for goods only;

— concrete, hardcore, timber or other foundation or building arrangement;

— design of anchorage bolts to the supporting structure.

NOTE For the actual type of machinery, noise is not considered a significant nor relevant hazard.

1.4 This document is not applicable to power operated stairlifts which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.