CEN - EN 1755
Safety of industrial trucks - Operation in potentially explosive atmospheres - Use in flammable gas, vapour, mist and dust
|Publication Date:||1 February 2000|
|ICS Code (Industrial trucks):||53.060|
This European Standard applies to self-propelled and pedestrian controlled manual and semi-manual industrial trucks as specified in the European Standards
EN 1459, Safety of industrial trucks - Self propelled variable reach trucks
EN 1551, Safety of industrial trucks - Self propelled trucks over 10 000 kg capacity
EN 1726-1, Safety of industrial trucks - Self propelled trucks up to and including 10 000 kg capacity and tractors with a drawbar pull including 20 000 N - Part 1: General requirements
EN 1726-2, Safety of industrial trucks - Self propelled trucks up to and including 10 000 kg capacity and tractors with a drawbar pull including 20 000 N - Part 2: Additional requirements for trucks with elevating operator position and trucks specifically designed to travel with elevated load
EN 1757-1, Safety of industrial trucks - Pedestrian propelled trucks - Part 1: Stacker trucks
EN 1757-2, Safety of industrial trucks - Pedestrian propelled trucks - Part 2: Pallet trucks
EN 1757-3, Safety of industrial trucks - Pedestrian controlled manual and semi-manual trucks - Part 3: Platform trucks
EN 1757-4, Safety of industrial trucks - Pedestrian controlled manual and semi-manual trucks - Part 4: Scissor lift pallet-trucks
and gives additional requirements for industrial trucks of equipment group II and equipment category 2G respectively 3G, 2D and 3D including their load handling devices as defined in Annex A.
This European Standard covers the technical requirements necessary to avoid or minimize the significant hazards listed in Clause 4 which could occur during normal operation, maintenance or foreseeable misuse (in accordance with the data given by the manufacturer or his authorised representative) of industrial trucks.
Trucks for group II suitable for explosive atmospheres of gas, vapour or mist shall be subdivided in accordance with the respective mixture of the potentially explosive atmospheres in which they are intended to operate. The subdivision is in accordance with 4.2 of EN 13463-1:2009.
Trucks marked IIB are suitable for application required for Group IIA trucks. Trucks marked IIC are suitable for application required for subgroup IIA and subgroup IIB trucks, but are not suitable to be used in areas with flammable gas and vapour atmospheres containing carbon disulfide (CS2).
Where hybrid mixtures are present, the requirements for gas, vapour and mist as well as for dust shall be fulfilled.
Fork arms, load platforms or integrated attachments are part of the truck. Attachments mounted on the load carrier or fork arms are not part of the truck.