This document 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.