This European Standard specifies safety requirements for winches for ship operation. These winches are
windlasses, mooring winches, towing winches, mast and funnel winches, boat winches. The standard is not applicable to: - cargo winches as specified in ISO 3078; - winches on recreational craft in accordance with "Directive 94/25/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 June 1994 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to recreational craft"; - manually-operated coupling winches for push-tows as specified in ISO 6218; - movable or fixed lifting devices (chain hoists etc.}; - rackwork and hydraulic equipment and similar devices (e.g. wheelhouse lift).