1.1 This European Standard specifies the safety requirements applicable to slow-speed platform lifts presenting the following characteristics: serving 2 or more set levels of a building or construction structure; able to cross landings; designed exclusively for lifting or lowering loads; only accessible to operators during the loading/unloading phases; with a travel speed of no more than 0.15 m/s; useable solely by people who have been authorized and briefed;
1.2 This European Standard deals with all significant hazards pertinent to slow-speed platform lifts when used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Article 4). This European Standard specifies the appropriate technical measures for eliminating and reducing the risks arising from the significant hazards.
1.3 This European Standard does not apply to the following equipment:
permanently and/or temporarily installed platform lifts, serving specific levels of a building, with a vertical travel speed exceeding 0.15 m/s (EN 81-31);
lifting tables serving no more than two set levels of a building and not crossing a landing (EN 1570-1); lift platforms designed for mobility-impaired persons (EN 81-40 and prEN 81 41); platform lifts used on ships; lifts designed for lifting artists and stage set features during artistic performances; lifts driven by pusher chains.