NA 051

DIN Standards Committee Municipal Services


Refuse collection vehicles - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 1: Rear loaded refuse collection vehicles


This document applies to rear loaded refuse collection vehicles (RCV), as defined in 3.2. This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to the rear loaded RCV, when it is used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer, throughout its foreseeable lifetime, as defined in Clause 4. This document is applicable to the design and construction of the rear loaded RCV so as to ensure that it is fit for its function and can be operated, adjusted and maintained during its entire lifetime. It is not applicable to the end of life of the rear loaded RCV. This document describes and defines the safety requirements of rear loaded RCVs excluding the interface tailgate/discharge door with the lifting device(s) and the lifting device(s) as illustrated in Figure A.1. Safety requirements for the lifting device(s) and the interface with the tailgate/discharge door are defined in prEN 1501-5. Safety requirements for loader cranes are defined in EN 12999. This European Standard is not applicable to: - operation in severe conditions, e.g. extreme environmental conditions such as: - below -25 °C and above +40 °C temperatures; - tropical environment; - wind velocity in excess of 75 km/h; - contaminating environment; - corrosive environment; - operation in potentially explosive atmospheres; - handling of loads the nature of which could lead to dangerous situations (e.g. hot refuses, acids and bases, radioactive materials, contaminated refuse, especially fragile loads, explosives); - operation on ships. This document is not applicable to machinery which is manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.





Planned document number

DIN EN 1501-1 rev

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 051-03-01 AA - Waste disposal; Vehicles and equipment (Mirror committee to CEN/TC 183/WG 2)  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 183/WG 2 - Waste collection vehicles and their associated lifting devices  

previous edition(s)

Refuse collection vehicles - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 1: Rear loaded refuse collection vehicles; German version EN 1501-1:2021

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