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    Powered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures. Specification

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  30-04-2012

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 General requirements for homelifts
    5 Access for maintenance, repair and inspection
    6 Driving units and drive systems
    7 Electrical equipment
    8 Liftways
    9 Carrier construction
    10 Information
    Annexes
    Annex A (informative) - List of significant hazards
    Annex B (informative) - Guidance for the exchange
            of information between manufacturer/supplier
            and specifier
    Annex C (informative) - Recommendations for the
            provisions and use of specially adapted control
            devices, switches and sensors
    Annex D (normative) - Verification of safety requirements
            and/or protective measures
    Annex E (normative) - Determination of fire resistance
    Annex F (informative) - In-use periodic examinations,
            servicing and tests
    Annex G (informative) - Certificate of acceptance from
            purchaser/user after initial tests and examination
    Annex H (informative) - Certificate for test and examination
            after installation of homelift
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    Defines requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, testing, maintenance and dismantling of new permanently installed electrically powered homelifts.

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    This British Standard specifies requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, testing, maintenance and dismantling of new permanently installed electrically powered homelifts with the following characteristics: travelling vertically between two predefined levels along a guided path where the inclination to the vertical does not exceed 15°; supported or sustained by wire rope or chains, hydraulic cylinder (direct or indirect), screw and nut; penetrating a single floor; affixed to a building structure; where the carrier is partially enclosed; having a speed not greater than 0.15m/s. This British Standard is applicable to homelifts that are installed in private dwellings and are intended for the transport of persons with impaired mobility, standing or seated, with or without a wheelchair. NOTE Although this British Standard is applicable to new homelifts, it can also be used as guidance for the refurbishment and re-installation of existing homelifts.

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    Committee MHE/4
    Development Note Supersedes BS 5900(1999). Supersedes 11/30194292 DC. (04/2012)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS EN 81-40:2008 SAFETY RULES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF LIFTS - SPECIAL LIFTS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF PERSONS AND GOODS - PART 40: STAIRLIFTS AND INCLINED LIFTING PLATFORMS INTENDED FOR PERSONS WITH IMPAIRED MOBILITY
    BS EN 60204-1 : 2006 SAFETY OF MACHINERY - ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT OF MACHINES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 12184:2014 Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers. Requirements and test methods
    BS EN 13015 : 2001 MAINTENANCE FOR LIFTS AND ESCALATORS - RULES FOR MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
    ISO 606:2015 Short-pitch transmission precision roller and bush chains, attachments and associated chain sprockets
    BS EN 81-2 : 1998 SAFETY RULES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF LIFTS - PART 2: HYDRAULIC LIFTS
    BS 7671(2008) : 2008 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - IET WIRING REGULATIONS
    BS EN 12016:2013 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY - PRODUCT FAMILY STANDARD FOR LIFTS, ESCALATORS AND MOVING WALKS - IMMUNITY
    2006/42/EC : 2006 AMD 4 2014 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) (TEXT WITH EEA RELEVANCE)
    BS EN 12015:2014 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY - PRODUCT FAMILY STANDARD FOR LIFTS, ESCALATORS AND MOVING WALKS - EMISSION
    BS EN 81-1 : 1998 SAFETY RULES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF LIFTS - PART 1: ELECTRIC LIFTS
    BS EN 349 : 1993 SAFETY OF MACHINERY - MINIMUM GAPS TO AVOID CRUSHING OF PARTS OF THE HUMAN BODY
    BS EN 50214:2006 Flat polyvinyl chloride sheathed flexible cables
    BS 476-20:1987 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 20: METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF ELEMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION (GENERAL PRINCIPLES)
    BS EN 12385-4 : 2002 STEEL WIRE ROPES - SAFETY - PART 4: STRANDED ROPES FOR GENERAL LIFTING APPLICATIONS
    BS EN 12183:2014 Manual wheelchairs. Requirements and test methods
    BS EN ISO 13857:2008 Safety of machinery. Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs
    BS EN 1363-1:2012 FIRE RESISTANCE TESTS - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN ISO 14121-1:2007 SAFETY OF MACHINERY - RISK ASSESSMENT - PART 1: PRINCIPLES
    BS EN 60947-5-1 : 2004 LOW-VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLGEAR - PART 5-1: CONTROL CIRCUIT DEVICES AND SWITCHING ELEMENTS - ELECTROMECHANICAL CONTROL CIRCUIT DEVICES
    BS EN 81-70:2003 SAFETY RULES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF LIFTS - PARTICULAR APPLICATIONS FOR PASSENGER AND GOOD PASSENGERS LIFTS - PART 70: ACCESSIBILITY TO LIFTS FOR PERSONS INCLUDING PERSONS WITH DISABILITY
    BS EN 60947-1 : 2007 LOW-VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLGEAR - PART 1: GENERAL RULES
    BS EN 60529:1992+A2:2013 DEGREES OF PROTECTION PROVIDED BY ENCLOSURES (IP CODE)
    BS EN 1050:1997 SAFETY OF MACHINERY - PRINCIPLES FOR RISK ASSESSMENT
    BS EN 81-41:2010 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Special lifts for the transport of persons and goods Vertical lifting platforms intended for use by persons with impaired mobility
    BS EN 60947-4-1 : 2010 LOW-VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLGEAR - PART 4-1: CONTACTORS AND MOTOR-STARTERS - ELECTROMECHANICAL CONTACTORS AND MOTOR-STARTERS
    BS EN 953 : 1998 SAFETY OF MACHINERY - GUARDS - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FIXED AND MOVABLE GUARDS
    DD CLC/TS 50134-7:2003 ALARM SYSTEMS - SOCIAL ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 7: APPLICATION GUIDELINES
    BS EN ISO 12100:2010 Safety of machinery. General principles for design. Risk assessment and risk reduction
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