EN 1789:1999

Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances

Publication date:   Jan 22, 2004

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   May 9, 2007


CEN/TC 239 Rescue systems

European Norm

11.160   First aid | 43.160   Special purpose vehicles



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This European Standard specifies requirements for the design, test methods, performance and equipping of road ambulances used for the transport of sick or injured persons. This standard is applicable to road ambulances capable of transporting at least one person on a stretcher. Requirements are specified for categories of road ambulances based in increasing order of the level of treatment that can be carried out. These are the patient transport ambulance (types A1, A2), the emergency ambulance (type B) and the mobile intensive care unit (type C). This standard gives general requirements for medical devices used in road ambulances and outside hospitals and clinics in situations where the ambient conditions can differ from normal indoor conditions.

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EN 1789:1999
99.60 Withdrawal effective
May 9, 2007