EN 1494:2000+A1:2008

Mobile or movable jacks and associated lifting equipment EN 1494:2000+A1:2008

Publication date:   Apr 22, 2009

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Mar 6, 2023


CEN/TC 98 Lifting platforms

European Norm

53.020.99   Other lifting equipment



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This European Standard specifies technical safety requirements and measures for mobile or movable jacks (see 3.6) and associated lifting equipment.
This European Standard deals with all significant hazards pertinent to mobile or movable jacks and associated lifting equipment when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. This European Standard specifies the appropriate technical measures to eliminate or reduce risks arising from the significant hazards.
This standard applies to lifting equipment (see 3.1) which are mobile or movable and designed to operate under the load, whether operated singulary or in multiples to partially or totally raise and lower loads or vehicles at one or more lifting points (excluding the lifting of persons) where working under the raised load is not permitted unless additional means of securing the load in position are in place.
NOTE Associated lifting equipment means lifting equipment which is similar to those defined in 3.1, but which does not fully comply with these definitions.
This standard does not establish additional requirements for
- power drive by an internal combustion machine;
- stability of the mobile or movable jacks and associated lifting equipment;
- operation in severe conditions (e.g. extreme climates, freezer application, strong magnetic fields);
- operation subject to special rules (e.g. potentially explosive atmospheres, mines);
- supply by electrical networks where the tolerances in voltage, frequency etc. differ from those in the public supplies;
- static electric problems;
- handling of loads, the nature of which could lead to dangerous situations (e.g. molten metal, acids, radiating materials, especially brittle loads);
- hazards occurring during producing and decommissioning;
- hazards occurring when using the lifting equipment on public roads;
- wind pressure in and out of use;
- direct contact with foodstuffs;
- operation on sea ships.
This standard appli

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)


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EN 1494:2000+A1:2008
90.93 Standard confirmed
Mar 6, 2023