This document applies to GSE when used in civil air transport as intended by the manufacturer and contains safety requirements relating to the equipment in general.
This document specifies the technical requirements to minimise the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the commissioning, operation and maintenance of GSE when used as intended including any reasonably foreseeable misuse by the manufacturer, when carried out in accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or his authorised representative. It also takes into account some requirements recognised as essential by authorities, aircraft and ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturers as well as airlines and handling agencies.
This part of EN 1915 is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 1915-2:2001+A1:2009, EN 1915-3:2004+A1:2009 (for self-propelled GSE) and EN 1915-4:2004+A1:2009, and with the relevant part of EN 12312 to give the requirements for the types of GSE within the scope of EN 12312.
When EN 12312 does not contain a relevant part for a GSE, EN 1915 (all parts) gives general requirements that may apply, although additional machine specific requirements, to be determined by the manufacturer, are likely to be required.
This part of EN 1915 does not apply to automotive parts approved for public vehicles in the EU and EFTA, when used on GSE for the purpose for which they are designed.
This part of EN 1915 does not establish additional requirements for the following:
a) operation elsewhere than in an airport environment;
b) operation in severe conditions, e.g. ambient temperature below -20 °C or over 50 °C, tropical or saturated salty atmospheric environment, strong magnetic or radiation field;
c) operation subject to special rules, e.g. potentially explosive atmosphere except as regards operation in the vicinity of an aircraft fuel tank during fuelling operation;
d) hazards caused by power supply other than from electrical networks;
e) hazards occurring during construction, transportation, decommissioning and disassembly of the GSE;
f) hazards caused by wind velocity in excess of the figures given in this document;
g) direct contact with food stuffs;
h) earthquake, flood, landslide, lightning and more generally any exceptional natural event;
i) electromagnetic compatibility (EMC);
j) hazards caused by noise and vibration, see EN 1915-3:2004+A1:2009 and EN 1915-4:2004+A1:2009.
While this standard gives some basic requirements for wireless remote controls, additional requirements will be necessary.
This part of EN 1915 is not applicable to GSE which are manufactured before the date of publication by CEN of this document.