This European Standard is applicable to the design, information for use, maintenance and testing of power driven hoists with or without trolleys for which the prime mover is an electric, hydraulic or pneumatic motor. They are designed for the lifting and lowering of loads which are suspended on hooks or other load lifting attachments. Hoists can be used either in cranes, in other machines, e.g. rail dependent storage and retrieval equipment, monorail conveyors or by itself.
This European Standard is applicable to the following types of hoist:
a) rope hoist;
b) chain hoist;
c) belt hoist, except belt hoist with steel belts as hoisting media;
d) open type hoist;
e) NGL building hoists including supporting structures.
This European Standard is not applicable of the following hazards:
i) this European Standard does not cover hazards related to builders hoists for the transport of goods as defined in 2000/14/EC;
ii) this European Standard does not cover hazards related to the lifting of persons.
NOTE The use of hoists for the lifting of persons may be subject to specific national regulations.
This European Standard does not specify additional requirements for hazards related to the use of hoists in explosive atmospheres in underground works.
The significant hazards covered by this European Standard are identified in Clause 4.
This document is not applicable to power driven hoists which are manufactured before the date of publication of this European Standard by CEN.
Legislation related to this standard
Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)Harmonized/Supporting
Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)Harmonized/Supporting
Directive 2014/34/EU Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast)Harmonized/Supporting