1.1 This European Standard specifies technical safety requirements and measures for all types and sizes of Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) intended to move persons to working positions where they are carrying out work from the work platform (WP) with the intention that persons are getting on and off the work platform at one defined access position.
1.2 This European Standard is applicable to the structural design calculations and stability criteria, construction, safety examinations and tests before MEWPs are first put into service. It identifies the hazards arising from the use of MEWPs and describes methods for the elimination or reduction of these hazards.
It does not cover the hazards arising from:
a) operation by radio and other wire-less controls;
b) use in potentially explosive atmospheres;
c) electromagnetic incompatibility;
d) work on live electric systems;
e) use of compressed gases for load bearing components;
f) getting on and off the work platform at changing levels.
1.3 This European standard does not apply to:
a) permanently installed personnel lifting appliances serving defined levels (see e.g. EN 81-1:1998 and EN 81-2:1998);
b) fire-fighting and fire rescue appliances (see e.g. prEN 1777:1994);
c) unguided work cages suspended from lifting appliances (see e.g. EN 1808:1999);
d) elevating operator position on rail dependent storage and retrieval equipment (see EN 528:1996);
e) tail lifts (see prEN 1756-1:1994 and prEN 1756-2:1997);
f) mast climbing work platforms (see EN 1495:1997);
g) fairground equipment;
h) lifting tables with a lifting height of less than 2 m (see EN 1570:1998);
i) builders hoists for persons and materials (see prEN 12159:1995);
j) aircraft ground support equipment (see e.g. prEN 1915-1 and 2:1995);
k) elevating operator positions on industrial trucks (see prEN 1726-2:1999).