EN 12183:2009

Manual wheelchairs - Requirements and test methods EN 12183:2009

Publication date:   Jun 17, 2010

General information

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CEN/TC 293 Assistive products and accessibility

European Norm

11.180.10   Aids and adaptation for moving



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This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for manual wheelchairs intended to carry one person of mass not greater than 100 kg.
It also specifies requirements and test methods for manual wheelchairs with electrically powered ancillary equipment.
This European Standard does not apply in total to:
- wheelchairs intended for special purposes, such as sports, showering or toileting;
- custom-made wheelchairs;
- stand-up wheelchairs; and
- add-on power kits for the propulsion of manual wheelchairs.
NOTE 1 The application of this standard is limited to wheelchairs with a maximum occupant mass of 100 kg because the maximum mass of dummy specified in ISO 7176-11:1992 is 100 kg. Annex A (informative) provides guidance for construction of dummies of mass 125 kg and 150 kg. At the time of publication, a new edition of ISO 7176-11 was under development, including test dummies with masses above 100 kg.
NOTE 2 Requirements for electrically powered wheelchairs are specified in EN 12184.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Medical devices


Directive 2007/47/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 5 September 2007 amending Council Directive 90/385/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to active implantable medical devices, Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices and Directive 98/8/EC concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market


DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (Recast)

Life cycle


EN 12183:2006


EN 12183:2009
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Mar 26, 2014


EN 12183:2014