This document specifies the minimum requirements necessary to ensure the safe design, calculation, manufacture, and installation of mobile, temporary or permanently installed machinery and structures which are intended for use by persons as a leisure activity, e.g. roundabouts, swings, boats, ferris wheels, roller coasters, chutes, booths, side shows, and structures for artistic aerial displays. The above items are hereafter called amusement devices, which are intended to be installed both repeatedly without degradation or loss of integrity, and temporarily or permanently in fairgrounds and amusement parks or any other locations. Grandstands, construction site installations, scaffolding, removable agricultural structures, simple coin operated children's amusement devices, carrying up to three children, and recreational devices like waterslides or summer toboggan runs, playground equipment, rope courses, climbing wall, inflatable, trampolines, swimming pool equipment (this list is not exhaustive) are not covered by this document.
For all the equipment not covered by the requirements of EN 13814-1, the relevant standards apply.
Nevertheless this document can be used in the design of any similar structural or passenger carrying amusement device not explicitly mentioned herein.
In terms of workers’ health and safety, national regulations apply.
This document is applicable to manufacturing and major modification of amusement devices and rides for designs after the effective date of publication.