This document specifies the minimum requirements for ergonomic and structural integrity of steps and handrails used together to give staff access to freight wagons. It does not cover ladders, top platforms and top gangways.
It defines in particular the required spaces necessary for shunter handrails, for shunter’s stand, for steps and handrails.
This document also defines their dimensions, positions, limits for durability and functionality.
It also defines the general requirements for the access to tail lights for freight wagons.
Legislation related to this standard
Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)