DS/EN 12978 + A1:2009

Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Safety devices for power operated doors and gates - Requirements and test methods

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Harmonized under:
  • 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

Harmonized standards:


1.1 General
This European Standard applies for design, construction and testing of sensitive protective devices where the device is used to detect pedestrians including in particular applications, slow moving elderly persons, slow moving disabled persons and children who may be exposed to injury by power operated doors, gates and barriers, electrically powered from a public supply and intended for installation in areas in the reach of persons, and for which the main intended uses are giving safe access for goods and vehicles accompanied or driven by persons in industrial, commercial, public or residential premises.
This standard also covers safety devices for commercial doors such as rolling shutters and rolling grilles when used as doors on retail premises which are mainly provided for the access of persons rather than vehicles or goods.
Noise is generally not a relevant hazard for this type of machinary.
This standard deals with all significant hazards listed in annex A and specifies requirements to eliminate or minimise them.
This standard covers the requirements for electrical powered safety devices using mains supply provided for installation on or used in conjunction with powered doors in order to avoid hazardous situations which can be encountered when a door is used normally.
The sensitive protective device is designed to give a change in the output signal switching device which may be used to provide protection for the person being at risk. It applies to ready to use sensitive protective device and integrated sensitive protective device (mounted on or connected to a power operated door in normal use).
This standard only applies to door safety devices manufactured after the date of publication.
1.2 Exclusions
This European Standard does not apply to protective equipment for installation on doors which are intended for a different use than the one described above such as:
- lock gates and dock gates;
- doors on lifts;
- doors on vehicles;
- doors mainly for the retention of animals;
- theatre textile curtains;
- railway barriers
- barriers used solely for vehicles

This standard does not apply to devices used only for the normal control and stopping, including emergency stopping,of power operated doors.
This standard does not apply to safety equiptmnet or safety devices for use on machinary other than doors.
This standard does not cover operation in environments where the electronicmagnetic disturbances are ouside the range of those specified in EN 61000-6-4 or for domestic garage doors those of EN 55014-2.
This standard does not cover products to be used in potential explosive atmoshere or on armoured doors.

Number of pages: 36

Published: 2009-10-06

Date of approval: 2009-08-06

International relationships : EN 12978:2003+A1:2009 IDT

ICS: 91.090 - External structures 91.060.50 - Doors and windows

Item number: M241827



  • CEN/TC 33/WG 5

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