Firefighting vehicles new Standard

04/06/2010

4 June 2010

A new British Standard specifies the common requirements for safety and the (minimum) common performance requirements of firefighting and rescue service vehicles, BS EN 1846-2:2009 Firefighting and rescue service vehicles. Common requirements. Safety and performance.

This Standard deals with:

  • all significant hazards, hazardous situations, and events relevant to firefighting and rescue service vehicles, when they are used as intended and under the conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer
  • firefighting and rescue vehicles intended for use in a temperature range from – 15°C to + 35°C.

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