Hydraulic platforms (HPs) for fire fighting and rescue services - Safety requirements and testing
This European Standard applies to vehicle mounted Hydraulic Platforms (HP's) as defined in 3.1, intended for use by fire and rescue services. HP's may participate in fire fighting, rescue or protection of persons, protection of the environment and in a variety of other technical operations.
This document identifies the significant hazards (see Clause 4) for all sizes of HP's used by fire and rescue services, on the basis that they are supplied in a complete form, tested and ready for use. It also gives methods for the elimination or reduction of these hazards. This document applies only to HP's classified in group B - type 1 according to EN 280:2001, 1.4.
NOTE 1 HPs of group B - type 1 are those where the vertical projection of the centre of gravity of the load may be outside the tipping lines and for which travelling is only allowed with the HP in its travel condition.
Consequently this document does not apply to HP's with the following classification according to EN 280:2001, 1.4:
- group A - type 1;
- group A - type 2;
- group A - type 3;
- group B - type 2;
- group B - type 3.
This document is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 1846-2 and EN 1846-3.
This document deals with the technical safety requirements to minimise the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the commissioning, the operational use, the routine checking and maintenance of hydraulic platforms when carried out in accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or his authorised representative.
This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to HP's, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer and taking account of their whole lifecycle (see Clause 4).