Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Special lifts for the transport of persons and goods - Part 40: Stairlifts and inclined lifting platforms intended for persons with impaired mobility
1.1 This European Standard deals with safety requirements for construction, manufacturing, installation, maintenance and dismantling of electrically operated stairlifts (chair, standing platform and wheelchair platform) affixed to a building structure, moving in an inclined plane and intended for use by persons with impaired mobility:
-- travelling over a stair or an accessible inclined surface;
-- intended for use by one person;
-- whose carriage is directly retained and guided by a guide rail or rails;
-- supported or sustained by rope (5.4.4), rack and pinion (5.4.5), chain (5.4.6), screw and nut (5.4.7), friction traction drive (5.4.8), and guided rope and ball (5.4.9).
1.2 The standard identifies hazards as listed in Clause 4 which arise during the various phases in the life of such equipment and describes methods for the elimination or reduction of these hazards when used as intended by the manufacturer.