1.1 This document includes safety requirements for the design and installation of equipment that is intended for storage, handling and transportation of flat glass inside the factory. It also applies to equipment within the scope of EU Directives as well as to equipment that is covered by non harmonized documents. Annex E gives an overview of the differentiation.
1.2 This document specifies safety requirements for the following equipment:
- equipment for storage provided with elements that are propelled by a drive system other than directly applied human or animal power (engine power) in order to store or retrieve glass in or from storage shelves or frames (see 3.2.2);
- equipment for picking up single glass plates, firmly attached glass plates or glass packs for transportation between different locations where the retention force or lifting force is generated by engine power (see 3.3.2, 3.3.3);
- equipment for transportation by special vehicles that are propelled by engine power.
1.3 This document specifies additional requirements for the following equipment that is not covered by EU Directives:
- stationary, movable and mobile storage equipment (see 3.2.1, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, for requirements see Annex A);
- storage equipment that is provided with manually propelled shelves or frames (see 3.2.2, for requirements see Annex B);
- equipment for transportation by special vehicles that are not self propelled (see 3.4.3, for requirements see Annex C).
NOTE Additional requirements covering specific hazards that are resulting from the use outside the factory are dealt with in EN 13035 2.
1.4 This document only deals with equipment which is in direct contact with the glass, with the exception of wooden packaging. Tractors, cranes, hoists and forklift trucks as well as elements of self propelled vehicles, which are not in contact with the glass (see 3.4.1), are out of the scope. This document does not apply to equipment for picking up single plates, such as manual vacuum lifting devices, lifting straps or other manual devices. This document does not cover automatic loading or unloading of storage and transportation equipment. This is covered in EN 13035-5.
1.5 This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and hazardous events, which are relevant to equipment for storage, handling and transportation of flat glass, when they are used as intended and under the conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Annex D). This document specifies the appropriate technical measures to eliminate or reduce risks arising from the significant hazards during commissioning, operation and maintenance. Noise hazards have not been considered significant for any type of equipment within the scope of this document.
1.6 This document is not applicable to equipment for storage, handling and transportation of flat glass inside the factory, which is manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.