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BS EN 12183:2014

Superseded

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Manual wheelchairs. Requirements and test methods

Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

16-09-2022

Language(s)

English

Published date

31-05-2014

Foreword
Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Test apparatus
5 General requirements
6 Preparation for testing
7 Wheelchair performance
8 Component properties
9 Propulsion and braking systems
10 Operations
11 Electrical systems - Electrically powered
   ancillary equipment
12 Information supplied by the manufacturer
13 Test report
14 Tables
15 Figures
Annex A (informative) - Recommendations for dimensions and
         manoeuvring space of manual wheelchairs
Annex B (informative) - Recommended design features
Annex C (informative) - EN 12183 and rail interoperability
Annex D (informative) - Recommendations for castor stem angle
Annex E (informative) - Technical changes from previous
        editions of EN 12183
Annex ZA (informative) - Relationship between this European
         Standard and the Essential Requirements of Council
         Directive 93/42/EEC
Bibliography

Describes requirements and test methods for manual wheelchairs intended to carry one person of mass not greater than 250 kg.

This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for manual wheelchairs intended to carry one person of mass not greater than 250kg.

It also specifies requirements and test methods for manual wheelchairs with electrically powered ancillary equipment.

This European Standard does not apply in total to:

  • wheelchairs intended for special purposes, such as sports, showering or toileting,

  • manual wheelchairs with handrim-activated power-assisted propulsion,

  • custom-made wheelchairs,

  • stand-up wheelchairs, and

  • manual wheelchairs with add-on power kits used for propulsion.

NOTE Requirements for electrically powered wheelchairs are specified in EN12184.

Committee
CH/173/1
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes 95/563135 DC (08/2004) Supersedes 09/30193290 DC. (03/2010)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
50
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

Standards Relationship
ONORM EN 12183 : 2015 Identical
NEN EN 12183 : 2014 Identical
EN 12183:2014 Identical
NS EN 12183 : 2014 Identical
DIN EN 12183:2014-06 Identical
I.S. EN 12183:2014 Identical
SN EN 12183 : 2014 Identical
UNI EN 12183 : 2014 Identical
EN 12183:2009 Identical
UNE-EN 12183:2014 Identical
NBN EN 12183 : 2014 Identical
NF EN 12183 : 2009-12 Identical

13/30265897 DC : 0 BS 8603 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR WHEELCHAIR PASSPORT SCHEME
BS 6440:2011 Powered vertical lifting platforms having non-enclosed or partially enclosed liftways intended for use by persons with impaired mobility. Specification
BS 8603:2013 Code of practice for wheelchair passport schemes
BS 5900:2012 Powered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures. Specification
11/30194294 DC : 0 BS 6440 - POWERED LIFTING PLATFORMS WITH NON-ENCLOSED LIFTWAYS FOR USE BY PERSONS WITH LIMITED MOBILITY - SPECIFICATION
11/30194292 DC : 0 BS 5900 - POWERED HOME LIFTS WITH FULLY OR PARTIALLY ENCLOSED CARS AND NO LIFT-WELL ENCLOSURES - SPECIFICATION

ISO 8191-2:1988 Furniture — Assessment of ignitability of upholstered furniture — Part 2: Ignition source: match-flame equivalent
ISO 7193:1985 Wheelchairs Maximum overall dimensions
ISO 7176-15:1996 Wheelchairs — Part 15: Requirements for information disclosure, documentation and labelling
ISO 7176-1:2014 Wheelchairs Part 1: Determination of static stability
ISO 7176-22:2014 Wheelchairs Part 22: Set-up procedures
2008/57/EC : 2008 AMD 5 2014 DIRECTIVE 2008/1957/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 17 JUNE 2008 ON THE INTEROPERABILITY OF THE RAIL SYSTEM WITHIN THE COMMUNITY (RECAST) (TEXT WITH EEA RELEVANCE)
EN 12182:2012 Assistive products for persons with disability - General requirements and test methods
ISO 7176-3:2012 Wheelchairs — Part 3: Determination of effectiveness of brakes
ISO 7176-7:1998 Wheelchairs — Part 7: Measurement of seating and wheel dimensions
ISO 7176-5:2008 Wheelchairs — Part 5: Determination of dimensions, mass and manoeuvring space
EN 12184:2014 Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers - Requirements and test methods
ISO 68-1:1998 ISO general purpose screw threads — Basic profile — Part 1: Metric screw threads
ISO 7176-13:1989 Wheelchairs — Part 13: Determination of coefficient of friction of test surfaces
ISO 7176-8:2014 Wheelchairs Part 8: Requirements and test methods for static, impact and fatigue strengths
ISO 7176-19:2008 Wheelchairs Part 19: Wheeled mobility devices for use as seats in motor vehicles
EN ISO 14971:2012 Medical devices - Application of risk management to medical devices (ISO 14971:2007, Corrected version 2007-10-01)
ISO 7176-11:2012 Wheelchairs — Part 11: Test dummies
ISO 14971:2007 Medical devices Application of risk management to medical devices
EN 1021-2:2014 Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture - Part 2: Ignition source match flame equivalent

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