1.1 This standard is applicable for new escalators and moving walks (pallet or belt type) as defined in Clause 3.
This standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to escalators and moving walks when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
1.2 This standard does not deal with hazards arising from seismic activities.
1.3 This document is not applicable to escalators and moving walks which were manufactured before the date of its publication as EN. It is, however, recommended that existing installations be adapted to this standard.