Refuse collection vehicles - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 5: Lifting devices for refuse collection vehicles
This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to lifting devices used for the emptying of designated waste containers into RCVs and their fitting onto the RCVs when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer throughout their foreseeable lifetime as defined in Clause 4. This European Standard is applicable to the design and construction of the waste container lifting devices and the mounting of other lifting devices so as to ensure that they are fitted for their function and can be operated, adjusted and maintained during their entire lifetime. It is not applicable to the end of life of the lifting devices. This European Standard describes and gives the safety requirements of the lifting devices for emptying waste containers and their interfaces with the corresponding parts of the RCVs and shall be used in conjunction with Parts 1, 2 and 3 of EN 1501 for the rear, side and front loaded RCVs. It refers to EN 1501-4 for the noise test code.