CEN - EN 1846-2
Firefighting and rescue service vehicles - Part 2: Common requirements - Safety and performance
|Publication Date:||1 August 2009|
|ICS Code (Fire-fighting):||13.220.10|
This European Standard specifies the common requirements for safety and the (minimum) common performance requirements of firefighting and rescue service vehicles as designated in EN 1846-1.
NOTE 1 Categories and mass classes of these vehicles are given in EN 1846-1.
When drafting this European Standard it has been assumed that the finished standard automotive chassis (or the chassis designed in accordance with the same principles) that is the basis for the firefighting or rescue vehicle, offers an acceptable safety level for its basic transport functions within the limits specified by the manufacturer. Therefore, this European Standard does not formulate requirements for this chassis.
This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to firefighting and rescue service vehicles, when they are used as intended and under the conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
Complementary specific requirements for aerial appliances are the subject of the following European Standards:
- EN 1777: Hydraulic platforms (HPs) for fire fighting and rescue services,
- EN 14043: Turntable ladders with combined movements,
- EN 14044: Turntable ladders with sequential movements.
These specific requirements may supplement or modify the requirements of this document and they take precedence over the corresponding requirements of this document.
NOTE 2 Additional regulations, not dealt with in this document, may apply in relation with the use of the vehicles on public roads.
This European Standard deals with firefighting and rescue vehicles intended for use in a temperature range from - 15 °C to + 35 °C.
NOTE 3 In the case of utilisation outside this temperature range, additional measures may be necessary as agreed between the manufacturer and the user. Such requirements are outside the scope of this European Standard.
This European Standard does not deal with the following types of fire-fighting or rescue vehicles or equipment:
- vehicles designed exclusively for carrying personnel;
- vehicles with a gross laden mass not exceeding 3 t;
- railway vehicles;
- ambulances (see EN 1789);
- provisions for removable equipment driven by PTO;
- airport vehicles in the scope of the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
This European Standard deals with the technical requirements to minimise the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during operational use, routine checking and maintenance of firefighting and rescue service vehicles when carried out in accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or his authorised representative.
It does not cover the hazards generated by:
- non-permanently installed equipment i.e. portable equipment carried on the vehicle;
- use in potentially explosive atmospheres;
- commissioning and decommissioning;
- electromagnetic compatibility.
Additional measures not dealt with in this European Standard may be necessary for specific use (e.g. fire in natural environment, flooding, etc.).
This European Standard is not applicable to machines that are manufactured before its date of publication as a European Standard.