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 outside the factory. It applies to machinery within in the scope of EU Directives as well as to equipment that is covered by non harmonized documents.
1.2 This document specifies safety requirements for the following equipment for storage (see 3.2.1), handling (see 3.2.2) and transportation (see 3.2.3) of flat glass outside the factory (see 3.1.1):
- vehicle mounted frails with motorized adjustment of the angle of lean for loading and unloading, which are used for road transport;
- inloader vehicles for road transport outside the factory, where loading and unloading is only made on virtually horizontal and sufficiently stable grounds that are free of significant irregularities;
- specific self propelled equipment for securing the glass (inloader load-securing systems);
- 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.
1.3 This document specifies additional requirements for the following equipment that is not covered by EU Directives:
- vehicle mounted frails without an adjustable angle of lean for loading and unloading, which are used for road transport;
- movable storage equipment designed to transport the glass outside the factory (e.g. inloader stillages, see Figure C.6);
- glass securing devices or systems for transport stillages (e.g. spring tensioning rods, stanchions).
NOTE Specific hazards due to the use inside the factory are dealt with in EN 13035-1.
1.4 This document deals with road transport as wells as rail transport.
1.5 This document only deals with equipment which is in direct contact with the glass. This document does not apply to manual handling equipment such as carrying straps and manual vacuum lifting devices and to all packaging for glass which always opened and closed in the factory (see EN 13035-1). Tractors, cranes, hoists and forklift trucks as well as elements of self propelled vehicles, which are not in contact with the glass, are out of the scope. This document does not apply to the transport of glazed windows/frames, neither does it apply to equipment for different transportation than on road or on rail, e.g. by ships.
1.6 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 B). 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.
1.7 This document does not apply to equipment for storage, handling and transportation of flat glass outside the factory, which is manufactured before the date of publication of this document as EN.