EN 15997:2011

All terrain vehicles (ATVs - Quads) - Safety requirements and test methods EN 15997:2011

Publication date:   Jan 18, 2012

General information

90.60 Close of review   Sep 2, 2023


CEN/TC 354 Light motorized vehicles for the transportation of persons and goods and related facilities and not subject to type-approval for on-road use

European Norm

43.140   Motor cycles and mopeds



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This European Standard applies to “All Terrain Vehicles” or “ATVs” as defined in Clause 3 using liquid fuels (e.g. petrol, diesel). This European Standard does not deal with requirements relating to use on public roads ).
This European Standard is not dealing with:
 ATVs exclusively intended for competition );
 agricultural and forestry tractors coming under the Directive 2003/37/EC;
 accessories for additional functions (towing hook and load carrying provisions remaining within the vertical projection onto the ground of the vehicle without these load carrying provisions are not considered as accessories);
 the additional hazards due to the use of the ATV on public roads;
 the additional hazards due to the use of remote control.
This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to ATVs, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4). It deals with the significant hazards during the whole lifecycle of the product as defined in 5.3 of EN ISO 12100-1:2003.
This European Standard is not applicable to ATVs which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.
NOTE For the purpose of this document, any reference to the vehicle should be regarded as a reference as a machine.

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 15997:2011
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EN 15997:2011/AC:2012