1.1 This European Standard specifies the safety and performance requirements and test methods applicable to turntable ladders with combined movements of classes 18, 24 and 30, as defined in 3.13, under the control of firefighters and intended for fire fighting and rescuing people.
Turntable ladder vehicles comprise of a chassis, bodywork and a powered extending structure unit in the form of a ladder with or without a cage.
Turntable ladder vehicles covered by this European Standard have a self propelled chassis, the motor of which supplies power required for the operation of the ladder and permits all of the operational movements to be made
simultaneously, with no restriction on the angle of the training movement.
1.2 This European Standard deals with the technical safety requirements to minimise the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the commissioning, the operational use, the routine checking and maintenance of turntable ladders when carried out in accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or his
It also deals with performance requirements.
1.3 This European Standard deals with the use of turntable ladders vehicles within a temperature range from - 15 °C to + 35 °C and with a wind velocity on the ladder set = 12,5 m/s. Additional measures can be necessary for use outside this range (to be negotiated between the manufacturer and the user).
NOTE Special designs for use under special climatic conditions are arranged between the manufacturer and the purchaser.
1.4 This European Standard is not dealing with the hazards of the standard automotive chassis or due to use as a road vehicle.
1.5 This European Standard is not applicable to turntable ladders vehicles with combined movements which are manufactured before the date of publication of this European Standard by CEN.