This European Standard specifies requirements for the following hand powered lifting equipment defined in clause 3: - Hand chain blocks; - Lever hoists; - Jaw winches; - Hand powered trolleys supporting lifting machines; - Drum winches; - Pulley blocks and deflection pulley. The significant hazards covered by this European Standard are identified in clause 4. This European Standard does not cover hazards related to the lifting of persons. This standard does not specify the additional requirements for: - use in ambient temperature outside the range of - 10°C to + 50°C, - hand powered lifting equipment in direct contact with food stuffs or pharmaceuticals requiring a high level of cleanliness for hygiene reasons; - hazards resulting from handling specific hazardous materials (e.g. explosives, hot molten masses, radiating materials); - hazards caused by operation in an explosive atmosphere. This European Standard is applicable to hand powered lifting equipment, which are manufactured after the date of approval by CEN of this standard.