Need help?

EN 1459-2:2015 Standard



#standard #european #hazards #pren #covered

This standard can be totally or partially supervised by:
  •   EN 1459-2:2015+A1:2018
  •   Directive

    Machinery (MD) Directive (2006/42/EC)

      Last Official Journal reference

    Thursday 2nd of April 2020


    Rough-terrain trucks - Safety requirements and verification - Part 2: Slewing variable-reach trucks


    This European Standard specifies the general safety requirements of slewing variable-reach rough-terrain trucks (here-after referred to as trucks), consisting of a lower chassis with a slewing upper structure equipped with a telescopic lifting means (pivoted boom), on which a load handling device (e.g. carriage and fork arms) is typically fitted. Fork arms are covered by this European Standard and considered to be parts of the truck. This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to the trucks when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Annex A) with the exception of hazards listed in 1.3 and 1.4. This European Standard does not apply to: - variable-reach rough terrain trucks covered by prEN 1459-1 (non-slewing); - industrial variable-reach trucks covered by prEN ISO 3691 2; - lorry-mounted variable-reach trucks; - variable reach trucks fitted with tilting or elevating operator position; - mobile cranes covered by EN 13000; - machines designed primarily for earth moving, such as loaders and dozers, even if their buckets and blades are replaced with forks (see EN 474 series); - trucks designed primarily with variable length load suspension elements (e.g., chain, ropes) from which the load may swing freely in all directions; - trucks designed primarily for container handling; - trucks on tracks; - attachments (prEN 1459-5). This European Standard does not address hazards linked to: - hybrid power systems; - gas power system; - trucks equipped with gasoline engine; - battery power system; - tractor specific devices (e.g. PTO). This European Standard does not address hazards which may occur when: a) handling suspended loads which may swing freely (additional requirements are given in prEN 1459-4); b) using trucks on public roads; c) operating in potentially explosive atmospheres; d) operating underground; e) when towing trailers; f) fitted with a personnel work platform (additional requirements are given in EN 1459-3).


    Friday 9th of March 2018


    This standard will be withdrawn on 2021-10-02

      Related Standards

    EN 60335-2-42:2003/AC:2007

    Machinery (MD) Directive (2006/42/EC)

    Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-42: Particular requirements for commercial electric forced convectio...

    EN 16474:2015

    Machinery (MD) Directive (2006/42/EC)

    Plastics and rubber machines - Tyre curing machines - Safety requirements

    EN ISO 16231-1:2013

    Machinery (MD) Directive (2006/42/EC)

    Self-propelled agricultural machinery - Assessment of stability - Part 1: Principles (ISO 16231-1:2013)

    EN 16246:2012

    Machinery (MD) Directive (2006/42/EC)

    Agricultural machinery - Backhoes - Safety

    EN 16252:2012

    Machinery (MD) Directive (2006/42/EC)

    Machines for compacting waste materials or recyclable fractions - Horizontal baling presses - Safety requirements

    EN 16307-1:2013 +A1:2015

    Machinery (MD) Directive (2006/42/EC)

    Industrial trucks - Safety requirements and verification - Part 1: Supplementary requirements for self-propelled industrial trucks...

      Stay up to date

    CELAB is Notified Body No.2037 for the EMC Directive and Italian office of a Notified Body for the RED Directive.

    CELAB performs voluntary inspection activities on technical construction files to check their contents.

    CELAB can accomplish all the required tests in order to affix the CE-marking related to EMC, LVD, RED, MDD, machines and many others.



    Search for a standard


    Already a member?


    If you are interested in DO160 tests, you can give a try to our other free of charge software:
    CE-Marking assistant, Version: 1.3.0