prEN 15954-2

Railway applications - Track - Trailers and associated equipment - Part 2: General safety requirements prEN 15954-2

General information

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CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.060.20   Trailing stock | 45.120   Equipment for railway/cableway construction and maintenance


This European Standard deals with the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events, common to trailers, as defined in the scope of prEN xxxyy-1:2009, intended for construction, maintenance and/or inspection of the railway infrastructure, emergency rescue and recovery, when they are used as intended by the manufacturer, see clause 4. The manufacturer shall give warning of the risks concerning the conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable.
This European Standard deals with the common hazards during transport, assembly and installation, commissioning, running on track, use (including setting, programming, and process changeover), operation, cleaning, fault finding, maintenance and de-commissioning of the trailers.
NOTE Specific measures for exceptional circumstances are not dealt with in this European Standard. They can be subject of negotiation between manufacturer and the operator.
The common hazards dealt with include the general hazards presented by the trailers, and also the hazards presented by the following specific trailer functions:
- track renewal;
- rail maintenance;
- craning;
- catenary renewal / maintenance;
- maintenance of the components of the infrastructure;
- inspection and measurement of the components of the infrastructure;
- tunnel inspection / ventilation;
 emergency rescue and recovery
during commissioning, use, maintenance and servicing.

This European Standard applies to trailers that are not intended to operate signalling and control systems. Other similar machines are dealt with in other European Standards, see Annex D.

It is assumed that a finished standard automotive chassis used as a host for a road-rail trailer will offer an acceptable safety level for its designed functions before conversion. This specific aspect is not dealt with in this European Standard.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sectors




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


prEN 15954-2
40.98 Project deleted
Oct 12, 2010