EVS-EN 280:2013+A1:2015

Mobile elevating work platforms - Design calculations - Stability criteria - Construction - Safety - Examinations and tests

General information
Withdrawn from 01.03.2022
Base Documents
EN 280:2013+A1:2015
Directives or regulations
2006/42/EC Machinery (MD)

Although the standard’s status is withdrawn, it still has the presumption of conformity in the meaning of regulation 2006/42/EC and conformance with the regulation ’s requirements can be guaranteed by using the withdrawn version of the standard. The presumption of conformity is valid until a corresponding amendment is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
To view the latest lists of harmonised standards published in the Official Journal of the European Union, visit:

Standard history
Main + amendment
EVS-EN 280:2013
1.1 This European Standard specifies safety requirements and measures for all types and sizes of Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP, see 3.1) intended to move persons to working positions where they are carrying out work from the work platform (WP) with the intention that persons are getting on and off the work platform only at access positions at ground level or on the chassis. NOTE Machines designed for the handling of goods which are equipped with work platforms as interchangeable equipment are regarded as MEWPs. 1.2 This European Standard is applicable to the structural design calculations and stability criteria, construction, safety examinations and tests before MEWPs are first put into service. It identifies the hazards arising from the use of MEWPs and describes methods for the elimination or reduction of these hazards. It does not cover the hazards arising from: a) use in potentially explosive atmospheres; b) electromagnetic incompatibility; c) work from the platform on external live electric systems; d) use of compressed gases for load bearing components; e) getting on and off the work platform at changing levels; f) specific applications (e.g. railway, ships) covered by National or local regulations. 1.3 This European Standard does not apply to: a) machinery serving fixed landings (see e.g. EN 81-1 and EN 81-2, EN 12159); b) fire-fighting and fire rescue appliances (see e.g. EN 1777); c) unguided work cages suspended from lifting appliances (see e.g. EN 1808); d) elevating operator position on rail dependent storage and retrieval equipment (see EN 528); e) tail lifts (see EN 1756-1 and EN 1756-2); f) mast climbing work platforms (see EN 1495); g) fairground equipment; h) lifting tables (see EN 1570); i) aircraft ground support equipment (see e.g. EN 1915-1 and EN 1915-2); j) elevating operator positions on industrial trucks (see EN 1726-2). 1.4 Classification: MEWPs are divided into two main groups: a) Group A: MEWPs where the vertical projection of the centre of the area of the platform in all platform configurations at the maximum chassis inclination specified by the manufacturer is always inside the tipping lines. b) Group B: All other MEWPs. Relating to travelling, MEWPs are divided into three types: 1) Type 1 Travelling is only allowed with the MEWP in its transport configuration; 2) Type 2 Travelling with raised work platform is controlled from a point of control at the chassis; 3) Type 3 Travelling with raised work platform is controlled from a point of control at the work platform. NOTE Type 2 and type 3 can be combined.
28.34 € incl tax
28.34 € incl tax
Browse a standard: 2.40 € incl tax
Standard monitoring
Customers who bought this item also bought
Main + amendment

EVS-EN 1495:1999+A2:2009

Lifting platforms - Mast climbing work platforms CONSOLIDATED TEXT
Newest version Valid from 08.10.2009

EVS-EN 12999:2020

Cranes - Loader cranes
Newest version Valid from 02.11.2020
Main + amendment

EVS-EN 1570-1:2011+A1:2014

Safety requirements for lifting tables - Part 1: Lifting tables serving up to two fixed landings
Newest version Valid from 07.11.2014

EVS-EN 1570-2:2016

Safety requirements for lifting tables - Part 2: Lifting tables serving more than 2 fixed landings of a building, for lifting goods with a vertical travel speed not exceeding 0,15 m/s
Newest version Valid from 06.12.2016