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BSI - BS EN 1808

Safety Requirements on Suspended Access Equipment - Design Calculations, Stability Criteria, Construction - Tests

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Organization: BSI
Publication Date: 15 August 1999
Status: inactive
Page Count: 52
ICS Code (Other lifting equipment): 53.020.99
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Application

This standard specifies the safety requirements for suspended access equipment (SAE).

It is applicable to both permanent and temporary equipment which may be powered or hand operated and which are defined in clause 3.

Hazards

This European Standard deals with significant hazards pertinent to SAE, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. This European Standard specifies appropriate technical measures to eliminate or reduce risks arising from the significant hazards.

Exclusions

The following are not covered:

a) operation in severe conditions (e.g. extreme environmental conditions, corrosive environment, strong magnetic fields, etc.);

b) operation subject to special rules (e.g. potentially explosive atmospheres, work on live lines);

c) transportation of passengers from one level to another;

d) handling of loads, the nature of which could lead to dangerous situations (e.g. molten metal, acids/bases, radioactive materials, brittle loads);

e) hazards occurring when handling suspended loads in conjunction with the suspended platform;

f) hazards occurring when used on public roads, over water, or wherever it is not possible to lower the platform to a safe position;

g) hazards arising from wind pressure acting on loads having a surface area in excess of 2 m2;

h) SAE using cableless control systems.

The following applications for SAE are excluded from this standard:

- access to working areas with an incline in excess of 45° compared to the vertical;

- working platforms suspended by cranes;

- silo access equipment;

- access equipment using fibre ropes or chains for the suspension of the platform;

- SAE intended to be used underground;

- SAE powered by combustion engines;

- SAE intended to be used in shafts

Document History

April 30, 2015
Safety requirements for suspended access equipment - Design calculations, stability criteria, construction - Examinations and tests
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August 15, 1999
Safety requirements on suspended access equipment - Design calculations, stability criteria, construction - Tests
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BS EN 1808
August 15, 1999
Safety Requirements on Suspended Access Equipment - Design Calculations, Stability Criteria, Construction - Tests
Application This standard specifies the safety requirements for suspended access equipment (SAE). It is applicable to both permanent and temporary equipment which may be powered or hand operated...

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