28/09/2018 by Decan Sports Equipment S.L. 0 Comments
EN 13200-6 for demountable stands
Why do some manufacturers still produce stands with serious safety problems in private and public facilities? The EN13200-6 standard is crystal clear
Why do some manufacturers still produce stands with serious safety problems in private and public facilities? The EN13200-6 standard is crystal clear in point 5.6: There can be no gaps in the stands of more than 120mm.
Who have not seen a stand of these characteristic with gaps of more than 120mm? It is common sense that these gaps should not exist. If they do exist dangerous situation could occur: a child could fall through them, you could get a foot stuck inside, large objects could fall through them ... Many manufacturers make reference to the EN 13200-1 standard that regulates the vision of the spectators ... but they "forget" about more important things like Eurocode 1 when calculating the overloads that these structures must support or the actions of wind, all well specified also in the EN 13200-6 standard.
This standard doesn´t refer to the quality ISO 9001 or environmental ISO 14001 standards, , which although they add a bonus to the final quality, have nothing to do with the correct design of the final products.