This European standard specifies safety requirements for electrical devices including application software, apart for those in drive systems for cableway installations designed to carry persons. This standard is applicable to the various types of cableway installations and takes into account their environment. It does not apply to complex electronics and embedded software. For complex electronics and embedded software, reference is made to the relevant publications e.g. EN 61508. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is not covered in this standard; cableways and their components should comply with general requirements for EMC. For electrical devices which are part of drive systems, the requirements of those sections listed in the scope of EN 13223 as relating to drive systems should be observed. This standard contains requirements for the prevention of accidents and protection of workers without prejudice to the application of national regulations. National regulations of a legal nature in regards to building or regulations or that are designed to protect particular groups of people, remain unaffected. It does not apply to cableway installations for the transportation of goods by rope or to lifts.