This document specifies requirements and test methods for power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment such as turnstiles, swing lanes and retractable lanes. Such products can be operated electro-mechanically or electro-hydraulically. They are usually used in order to allow authorized persons to switch from one zone to another zone one at the time.
This document covers safety in use of power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment used for normal access as well as in escape routes and emergency exits.
This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable as identified in Clause 4.
All lifetime phases of the machinery including transportation, assembly, dismantling, disabling and scrapping are considered by this document.
This document does not apply to:
- power operated pedestrian doors according to EN 16005 and EN 16361;
- external and internal pedestrian doors according to EN 14351 1 and EN 14351 2;
- mechanical turnstiles with electric/electronic unlocking system;
- vertically moving power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment;
- power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment used in industrial processes;
- power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment for people with special needs;
- platform doors for subway and railway.
This document does not deal with any specific requirements on noise emitted by a power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment as their noise emission is not considered to be a relevant hazard.
This document is not applicable to power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment manufactured before the date of publication of the standard.
In general, this document does not take into account:
- children playing with the equipment;
- the use of the equipment by children younger than 8 years without supervision.
The level of requirements of very vulnerable people may extend beyond the level addressed in this document.
NOTE Vulnerable people are persons having reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities (e.g. partially disabled, elderly having some reduction in their physical and mental capabilities), or lack of experience and knowledge (e.g. children between 8 years and 14 years). Power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment are according to their function and purpose not designed to serve the needs of vulnerable people. Where accessible entrance control equipment is required, the needs of vulnerable people will be taken into account already at the design stage as indicated in prEN 17210:2019 "Accessibility and usability of the built environment – Functional requirements.
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)
60.60 Standard published
Mar 23, 2022