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Thursday, 08 April 2021 15:43 Machinery Directive
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The general and safety requirements on rear loaded refuse collection vehicles have been updated.

The EN 1501 family of standards applies to rear loaded refuse collection vehicles (RCV) and deals with the hazards, the hazardous situations and the events relevant to the rear loaded RCV, when it is used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer, throughout its foreseeable lifetime.

These standards are applicable to the design and construction of the rear loaded RCV so as to ensure that it is fit for its function and can be operated, adjusted and maintained during its entire lifetime.

They are not applicable to the end of life of the rear loaded RCV and describe and define the safety requirements of rear loaded RCVs excluding the interface tailgate/discharge door with the lifting device(s) and the lifting device(s).

These European standards are not applicable to:

−          operation in severe conditions, e.g. extreme environmental conditions such as:

            below -25 °C and above +40 °C temperatures;

            tropical environment;

            wind velocity in excess of 75 km/h;

            contaminating environment;

            corrosive environment;

−          operation in potentially explosive atmospheres;

−          handling of loads the nature of which could lead to dangerous situations (e.g. hot refuses, acids and bases, radioactive materials, contaminated refuse, especially
            fragile loads, explosives);

−          operation on ships.

 

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N 1501-1:2021 Refuse collection vehicles - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 1: Rear loaded refuse collection vehicles

EN 1501-2:2021 Refuse collection vehicles - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 2: Side loaded refuse collection vehicles

EN 1501-3:2021 Refuse collection vehicles - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 3: Front loaded refuse collection vehicles

EN 1501-5:2021 Refuse collection vehicles - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 5: Lifting devices for refuse collection vehicles

 

Date of Availability: 31.03.2021

 

Previous versions harmonised under Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC:

EN 1501-1:2011+A1:2015 Refuse collection vehicles - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 1: Rear loaded refuse collection vehicles

EN 1501-2:2005+A1:2009 Refuse collection vehicles and associated lifting devices - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 2: Side loaded refuse collection vehicles

EN 1501-3:2008 Refuse collection vehicles and their associated lifting devices - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 3: Front loaded refuse collection vehicles

EN 1501-5:2011 Refuse collection vehicles - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 5: Lifting devices for refuse collection vehicles

 

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