BSI - BS EN 1789
Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances
|Publication Date:||29 June 2007|
|ICS Code (First aid):||11.160|
|ICS Code (Special purpose vehicles):||43.160|
This European Standard specifies requirements for the design, testing, performance and equipping of road ambulances used for the transport and care of patients. It contains requirements for the patient's compartment.
This European Standard does not cover the requirements for
approval and registration of the vehicle and the training of the
staff which is the responsibility of the authority/authoritie
This European Standard is applicable to road ambulances capable of transporting at least one person on a stretcher.
Requirements are specified for categories of road ambulances based in increasing order of the level of treatment that can be carried out. These are the patient transport ambulance (types A1 A2), the emergency ambulance (type B) and the mobile intensive care unit (type C).
This European Standard gives general requirements for medical devices carried in road ambulances and used therein and outside hospitals and clinics in situations where the ambient conditions can differ from normal indoor conditions.