Powered vertical lifting platforms having non-enclosed or partially enclosed liftways intended for use by persons with impaired mobility. Specification
|Standard number:||BS 6440:2011|
|ISBN:||978 0 580 65634 7|
This standard BS 6440:2011 Powered vertical lifting platforms having non-enclosed or partially enclosed liftways intended for use by persons with impaired mobility. Specification is classified in these ICS categories:
- 53.020.99 Other lifting equipment
- 11.180.10 Aids and adaptation for moving
This British Standard specifies requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, testing, maintenance and dismantling of new permanently installed electrically powered vertical lifting platforms with the following characteristics:
travelling vertically between predefined levels along a guided path where the inclination to the vertical does not exceed 15°;
supported or sustained by wire ropes, chains, rack and pinion, hydraulic cylinder (direct or indirect), screw and nut or scissors mechanisms;
having non-enclosed or partially enclosed liftways;
having non-enclosed or partially enclosed carriers;
having a rated speed that is not greater than 0.15 m/s;
having a travel distance that is not greater than 3.0 m;
sized for use with type A or type B wheelchairs conforming to BS EN 12183 and/or BS EN 12184.
It is applicable to lifting platforms that are intended primarily for the transport of persons with impaired mobility, with or without a wheelchair.
NOTE 1 The lifting platforms specified in this standard can be used in domestic or non-domestic premises, and can be installed indoors or outdoors. Their installation in some premises might not be practicable.
NOTE 2 Although this British Standard is applicable to new lifting platforms, it can also be used as guidance for the refurbishment and re-installation of existing lifting platforms.