Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 16203
Safety of Industrial Trucks - Dynamic tests for verification of lateral stability - Counterbalanced Trucks; German version EN 16203:2014

Title (German)

Sicherheit von Flurförderzeugen - Prüfung der dynamischen Standsicherheit - Gegengewichtsstapler; Deutsche Fassung EN 16203:2014


This European Standard defines relevant requirements set out in Annex I of EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, relating to machines which were placed on the European Economic Area (EEA) for the first time, with the intent of simplifying the means of proving conformity with these requirements. Once this standard is designated a harmonized standard in the Official Journal of the European Union, a manufacturer applying this standard may assume compliance with the requirements of the Machinery Directive (the so-called "presumption of conformity"). This European Standard specifies dynamic tests for the verification of lateral stability for counterbalanced lift trucks according to EN ISO 3691-1 that have a centre control, sit down, non-elevating operator, with a rated capacity up to and including 5 000 kg when travelling on smooth level ground with the forks in travelling position. The standard is not applicable for Rough Terrain forklift trucks. Experience shows that counterbalanced lift trucks with a rated capacity over 5 000 kg are not significantly affected by lateral instability. The requirements are specific to the various drive systems (for example Electric-/Internal-Combustion-Engine trucks), taking account of their varying influence on dynamic stability performance. This European Standard does not cover the risk of a lateral tip over associated with driving backwards. Research has shown that driving backwards in typical working operations, such as unloading of a lorry, does not cause lateral instability. For this reason, only driving forward needs to be tested. Risks due to falling off a loading dock or turning on a ramp are not covered by this European Standard. Risks due to lifting or manoeuvring operations are covered by the respective stability tests. This standard contains the German version of EN 16203:2014, which has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 150 "Industrial trucks - Safety" at the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). The national interests during the preparation were represented by Committee NA 060-22-42 AA "Sicherheit von Flurförderzeugen" ("Safety for industrial trucks") in Technical Section "Fördertechnik" ("Conveying technology") of the Standards Committee Mechanical Engineering (NAM) at DIN. Representatives of the manufacturers and users of industrial trucks, and of the employers' liability insurance associations were involved in the preparation.

Document: references other documents

Responsible national committee

NA 060-22-42 AA - Industrial trucks - Safety 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 150/WG 11 - Lateral stability and operator restraint systems of Industrial trucks 

Edition 2014-11
Original language German
Translation English
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