NA 087

DIN Standards Committee Railway


Safety requirements for cableway installations designed to carry persons - Recovery and evacuation


This document specifies the safety requirements applicable to the recovery of carriers and the evacuation of passengers from cableway installations designed to carry persons, with the exception of ski-tows. This standard is applicable to various types of installations and takes into account their environment. This document establishes the requirements relating to the methods and equipment to be used to ensure the safety of passengers on cableways in the event of extended stoppage of the installation. It covers only the situation resulting from immobilization of the carriers, even if the passengers are not in immediate danger. It does not cover specific operations resulting from an accident. It includes requirements relating to the prevention of work accidents and to worker protection, without prejudice to the application of national regulations in the construction sector, of provisions of a regulatory nature, or provisions which are intended for the protection of specific groups of people. It does not apply to installations for the transportation of goods by rope or to lifts. It does not deal with design requirements for carriers.





Planned document number

DIN EN 1909 rev

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 087-00-16 AA - Cableway  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 242/WG 9 - Recovery and evacuation  

previous edition(s)

Safety requirements for cableway installations designed to carry persons - Recovery and evacuation; German version EN 1909:2017

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