This standard specifies essential requirements and related test methods for non-electrically and electrically operated adjustable beds, including detachable bed boards, bed lifts, side rails, grab handles and lifting poles intended to be used by disabled persons to alleviate or compensate for a disability or handicap. The standard also applies to stand up beds. The standard does not apply to lateral tilt beds. The standard does not apply to beds intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment or monitoring of patients under medical supervision (covered by EN 60601-2-38 for electrically operated hospital beds). The standard does not apply to ordinary domestic beds and beds intended for children under 12 years of age and mattresses. The requirements in this standard do not take into account extreme heavy duty use of the bed.