prEN 12978

Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Safety devices for power operated doors and gates - Requirements and test methods

General information

30.97 End of interruption of work - split/merged   Jun 18, 2020


CEN/TC 33 Doors, windows, shutters, building hardware and curtain walling

European Norm

91.060.50   Doors and windows


This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for sensitive protective equipment to be used with power operated industrial/commercial/garage doors, gates and barriers covered by EN 12453 and power operated pedestrian doors covered by EN 16005.
NOTE "safety protective equipment" means a device:
- which serves to fulfil a safety function,
- which is independently placed on the market,
- the failure and/or malfunction of which endangers the safety of persons, and
- which is not necessary in order for the machinery to function, or for which normal components may be substituted in order for the machinery to function.
Whenever the term "door" is used in this document, it need to be deemed to cover the full scope of types and variances of doors, gates and barriers defined by the scope of EN 12453 and EN 16005.
This standard does not deal with sensitive protective equipment using ultrasonic, radar, capacitive, inductive or active infrared technologies.
This standard does not apply to inherent sensitive protective equipment.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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)

Life cycle


EN 12978:2003+A1:2009


prEN 12978
30.97 End of interruption of work - split/merged
Jun 18, 2020