Directive 2006/42/EC (Machinery) Warning: With regard to paragraphs 4.2.2, 4.2.6, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.6, this publication does not concern the reference to EN 12453:2000, the application of which does not confer a presumption of conformity to the essential health and safety requirements 1.3.7 and 1.4.3 of Annex I to Directive
This European Standard specifies the safety and performance requirements, except resistance to fire and
smoke control characteristics, for industrial, commercial, garage doors and gates and barriers, intended for
installation in areas in the reach of persons, and for which the main intended uses are giving safe access for
goods and vehicles accompanied or driven by persons in industrial, commercial or residential premises.
Fire resisting and/or smoke control characteristics for industrial, commercial, garage doors and gates are
covered by EN 16034.
This European Standard also covers commercial doors such as rolling shutters and rolling grilles used in
retail premises which are mainly provided for the access of persons rather than vehicles or goods.
These doors can include pass doors incorporated in the door leaf which are also covered by this European
These devices can be manually or power operated.
This European Standard does not cover operation in environments where the electromagnetic disturbances
are outside the range of those specified in EN 61000-6-3.
This European Standard does not apply to the following which are intended for a different use:
— lock gates and dock gates;
— doors on lifts;
— doors on vehicles;
— armoured doors;
— doors mainly for the retention of animals;
— theatre textile curtains;
— horizontally moving power operated doors mainly intended for pedestrian use in accordance with
— revolving doors of any size;
— railway barriers;
— barriers used solely for vehicles.
This European Standard does not cover the radio part of doors. If a radio operating device is used, the
relevant ETSI standards should be applied in addition.
This European Standard does not contain any specific requirement for doors which are moving because of
energy stored by dedicated means from human power such as manually tensioned springs.
This European Standard does not contain any specific requirements for doors on escape routes. The ability
to open the door leaf safely and easily cannot normally be achieved by industrial, commercial and garage
doors due to size, weight and/or mode of operation.
The noise emission of powered doors and gates is not considered to be a relevant hazard. Therefore this
European Standard does not contain any specific requirements on noise in relation to the Machinery
1.3 Specific applications
This European Standard should also apply to power operated doors which have been created by the addition
of power operation to an installed manual door in respect of the relevant requirements. Annex ZA does not
apply to this kind of door.
It also identifies requirements and classes of performance for additional characteristics considered to be of
importance to the trade.
When a door is part of the load carrying structure of the building the requirements of this European
Standard can apply on a voluntary basis in addition to the requirements for the load carrying structure,
which are not dealt with in this European Standard. Annex ZA does not apply for this kind of doors.