This part of EN 12929 specifies the safety requirements for general requirements for cableway installations designed to carry persons. These requirements are applied to the various types of installations and their environment.
This document defines general technical characteristics and prescribes design principles and general safety requirements.
It does not deal with details of operation and maintenance, nor with calculations and detailed requirements for the manufacture of components.
This Part 1 does not deal with special requirements applicable to bicable reversible aerial ropeways without carrier truck brakes, which are the subject of Part 2.
It includes requirements relating to the prevention of accidents and the protection of workers.
It does not apply to cableways for the transportation of goods, nor to inclined lifts.
1.2 General principles
1.2.1 Stringent safety requirements are of the utmost importance for the design, construction, installation, maintenance and operation of cableway installations designed to carry persons.
The design, construction, installation, maintenance and operation of cableways shall only be entrusted to contractors and experts who have the necessary knowledge and experience and who can ensure careful execution of the installation and proper management of the operation.
All the components shall be calculated exactly, be of a good mechanical and electrical design and be manufactured from adequate, defect-free materials possessing the required characteristics.
1.2.2 All components shall be kept in working order and in good condition. Reference is also made to prEN 1709 and prEN 12397.
1.2.3 In addition to the European Standards specific to cableway installations, the relevant European specifications shall be used for the design, construction, installation, maintenance and operation of cableways.
Legislation related to this standard
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jan 14, 2015