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The requirements on safety for conveyor belts for winter sport or tourist use have been updated.

EN 15700:2023 is applicable for travelators, with or without a tunnel, for winter sport or leisure use.

These requirements are applicable to travelators for the transport of persons (either passengers or operators) wearing snow-sliding devices, or pedestrians wearing ski boots or heavy boots who may be holding their snow-sliding devices, for winter sports activities.

For other uses, the persons (whether passengers or operators) shall wear suitable (enclosed and solid) footwear for travelators.

This document has been prepared on the basis of the automatic operation of these installations with no staff permanently present at the actual installation.

It covers:

  • requirements relating to the prevention of accidents and the safety of operators,
  • all the significant hazards, hazardous situations and hazardous events specific to travelators for winter sport or leisure activities, when they are used in conformity to the application for which they are intended as well as for inappropriate applications that could be reasonably foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).

This document does not apply:

  • to moving walkways as specified in EN 115,
  • to loading bands as specified in EN 1907,
  • to travelators manufactured prior to the date of its publication as an EN.


EN 15700:2023 Safety for conveyor belts for winter sport or tourist use

Date of Availability: 02.08.2023

Previous version harmonised under Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC:
EN 15700:2011 Safety for conveyor belts for winter sport or leisure use

More information here:
CEN website: EN 15700:2023

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