1.1 This European Standard specifies the safety and performance requirements and test methods applicable to turntable ladders with sequential movements of classes 18, 24, 30 and > 30 to 56, as defined in 3.13, under the control of fire-fighters and intended for fire fighting and rescuing people.
NOTE This European Standard is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 1846–1, EN 1846–2 and EN 1846–3.
Turntable ladder vehicles comprise a chassis, bodywork and a powered extending structure unit in the form of a ladder with or without a rescue cage.
Turntable ladder vehicles covered by this European Standard have a self-propelled chassis, the motor of which supplies the power necessary for the operation of the ladder. They do not permit operational movements to be made simultaneously.
1.2 This European Standard deals with the technical safety requirements to minimize the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during commissioning, operational use, routine checking and maintenance of turntable ladders when carried out in accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or the manufacturer's authorized representative.
1.3 This European Standard deals with the use of turntable ladder vehicles within an ambient 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. Special designs for use under special climatic conditions should be agreed between the manufacturer and the purchaser. Any additional requirements are outside the scope of the standard.
1.4 This European Standard does not deal with the design of a standard automotive chassis with regard to hazards resulting from or due to use as a road vehicle.
1.5 This European Standard is not applicable to turntable ladder vehicles with sequential movements which are manufactured before the date of publication of this European Standard by CEN.