High rise aerial appliances for fire service use - Turntable ladders with combined movements - Safety and performance requirements and test methods
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 fire-fighters and intended for fire fighting and rescuing people.
Turntable ladder vehicles comprise 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 authorised representative.
It also deals with performance requirements.
1.3 This European Standard deals with the use of turntable ladder vehicles within a temperature range from - 15 °C to + 35 °C and with a wind velocity on the ladder set
NOTE Special designs for use under special climatic conditions are arranged between the manufacturer and the purchaser.
1.4 This European Standard does not deal 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 ladder vehicles with combined movements which are manufactured before the date of publication of this European Standard by CEN.