Stationary training equipment - Part 6: Treadmills, additional specific safety requirements and test methods

EN 957-6 specifies safety requirements and test methods for treadmills in addition to the general safety requirements and test methods of EN 957-1 and shall be read in conjunction with it.
EN 957-6 is applicable to power-driven as well as to non-power/manually driven training equipment type treadmills (hereafter referred to as treadmills) with the classes S, H and I and classes A, B and C regarding accuracy.

Stationäre Trainingsgeräte - Teil 6: Laufbänder, zusätzliche besondere sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren

EN 957-6 legt sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren an Laufbänder zusätzlich zu den allgemeinen sicherheitstechnischen Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren nach EN 957-1 fest und muss in Verbindung mit dieser gelesen werden.
EN 957-6 gilt für energetisch betriebene sowie nicht energetisch betriebene/manuell betriebene Trainingsgeräte vom Typ Laufbänder (im Folgenden Laufbänder genannt) der Klassen S, H und I und der Klassen A, B und C hinsichtlich der Genauigkeit.

Appareils d'entraînement fixes - Partie 6: Tapis de course, méthodes d'essai et exigences de sécurité spécifiques supplémentaires

L’EN 957 6 fixe des exigences de sécurité applicables aux tapis de course, en complément des exigences de sécurité générales qui figurent dans l’EN 957-1. La présente partie doit être lue conjointement avec cette dernière.
L’EN 957 6 est applicable aux appareils d’entraînement entraînés manuellement ou par un moteur, de type « tapis de course » (type 6) (appelés ci-après tapis de course) des classes S, H et I et des classes A, B et C en ce qui concerne la précision.

Nepremična oprema za vadbo - 6. del: Tekoče preproge, dodatne posebne zahteve in preskusne metode

EN 957-6 določa varnostne zahteve in preskusne metode za tekoče preproge poleg splošnih varnostnih zahtev in preskusnih metod iz EN 957-1 in se mora brati skupaj z njim. EN 957-6 velja za električno in ročno gnano opremo za vadbo tipa tekoče preproge (v nadaljevanju tekoče preproge) z razredi S, H in I ter A, B in C glede natančnosti.

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Stationary training equipment - Part 6: Treadmills, additional specific safety requirements

and test methods
Stationäre Trainingsgeräte - Teil 6: Laufbänder, zusätzliche besondere
sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren
Appareils d'entraînement fixes - Partie 6: Tapis de course, méthodes d'essai et
exigences de sécurité spécifiques supplémentaires
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 957-6:2010
ICS:
97.220.30 Oprema za dvoranske športe Indoor sports equipment
SIST EN 957-6:2011 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 957-6
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
December 2010
ICS 97.220.30 Supersedes EN 957-6:2001
English Version
Stationary training equipment - Part 6: Treadmills, additional
specific safety requirements and test methods

Appareils d'entraîment fixes - Partie 6 : Tapis de course, Stationäre Trainingsgeräte - Teil 6: Laufbänder, zusätzliche

méthodes d'essai et exigences de sécurité spécifiques besondere sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und

Prüfverfahren
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 30 October 2010.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European

Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national

standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation

under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same

status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

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© 2010 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 957-6:2010: E

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Contents Page

Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................4

Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................6

1 Scope ......................................................................................................................................................7

2 Normative references ............................................................................................................................7

3 Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................7

4 Classification ..........................................................................................................................................8

5 Safety requirements ........................................................................................................................... 10

5.1 Squeeze and shear points within the accessible area .................................................................... 10

5.2 Transmission elements and rotating parts ...................................................................................... 10

5.3 Temperature rise ................................................................................................................................. 11

5.4 Safety stop ........................................................................................................................................... 11

5.4.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 11

5.4.2 Characteristics .................................................................................................................................... 11

5.4.3 Actuator(s) ........................................................................................................................................... 12

5.5 Immobilization method ....................................................................................................................... 12

5.6 Stability ................................................................................................................................................ 12

5.7 Static loading ...................................................................................................................................... 12

5.8 Endurance ........................................................................................................................................... 12

5.9 Handrails .............................................................................................................................................. 12

5.9.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 12

5.9.2 Treadmills with side handrails only .................................................................................................. 12

5.9.3 Treadmills with front handlebar and side handrails ....................................................................... 13

5.10 Foot rails .............................................................................................................................................. 13

5.11 Running surface.................................................................................................................................. 13

5.12 Acceleration ........................................................................................................................................ 13

5.13 Heart rate control mode (if applicable) ............................................................................................. 14

5.14 Folding treadmills ............................................................................................................................... 14

5.15 Electrical safety................................................................................................................................... 14

5.16 Additional classified requirements ................................................................................................... 14

5.17 Additional warning label .................................................................................................................... 16

6 Test methods ....................................................................................................................................... 16

6.1 Testing of transmission elements and rotation parts ..................................................................... 16

6.2 Testing of temperature rise ............................................................................................................... 16

6.3 Testing of the safety stop .................................................................................................................. 16

6.4 Testing of the actuator(s) ................................................................................................................... 16

6.5 Testing of immobilization method .................................................................................................... 17

6.6 Stability test ......................................................................................................................................... 17

6.6.1 Test in training position ..................................................................................................................... 17

6.6.2 Test in folded position ....................................................................................................................... 17

6.7 Load testing ......................................................................................................................................... 17

6.8 Testing of endurance ......................................................................................................................... 17

6.8.1 Requirement for the test apparatus .................................................................................................. 17

6.8.2 Test method ......................................................................................................................................... 17

6.9 Testing of side handrails/front handlebar ........................................................................................ 18

6.10 Testing of foot rails............................................................................................................................. 19

6.11 Testing of the running surface .......................................................................................................... 19

6.12 Testing of the acceleration ................................................................................................................ 19

6.13 Testing of the heart rate control mode ............................................................................................. 19

6.14 Testing of the folding treadmills ....................................................................................................... 19

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6.14.1 Testing of inadvertent release when packaged ............................................................................... 19

6.14.2 For treadmill where the running surface is designed to be folded up when stored .................... 19

6.14.3 For treadmill where the console is designed to be folded down when stored ............................. 19

6.14.4 Testing the maximum handling force ................................................................................................ 20

6.15 Testing of the accuracy of time, speed and distance ...................................................................... 20

7 Test report ............................................................................................................................................ 20

8 Additional instructions for use .......................................................................................................... 21

Bibliography ...................................................................................................................................................... 22

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Foreword

This document (EN 957-6:2010) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 136 “Sports,

playground and other recreational facilities and equipment”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical

text or by endorsement, at the latest by June 2011, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at

the latest by June 2011.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 957-6:2001.

This standard EN 957, Stationary training equipment, consists of the following parts:

 Part 1: General safety requirements and test methods;

 Part 2: Strength training equipment, additional specific safety requirements and test methods;

 Part 4: Strength training benches, additional specific safety requirements and test methods;

 Part 5: Stationary exercise bicycles and upper body crank training equipment, additional specific safety

requirements and test methods;
 Part 6: Treadmills, additional specific safety requirements and test methods;

 Part 7: Rowing machines, additional specific safety requirements and test methods;

 Part 8: Steppers, stairclimbers and climbers — Additional specific safety requirements and test methods;

 Part 9: Elliptical trainers, additional specific safety requirements and test methods;

 Part 10: Exercise bicycles with a fixed wheel or without freewheel, additional specific safety requirements

and test methods.
In relation to EN 957-6:2001, the following main amendments have been made:
a) Specifications and definitions amended;

b) Requirements and test methods for the transmission elements and rotating parts amended;

c) Requirements and test methods for safety stop amended;
d) Requirements for the static loading, especially for class S amended;
e) Requirement for the endurance testing of class I added;

f) Requirements and test methods for treadmills with front handlebar and side handrails amended;

g) Requirements for the footrail amended;
h) Requirements for the permanent marking of the running surface added;
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i) Requirements and test methods for the acceleration of power driven treadmills added;

j) Requirements and test methods for folding treadmills added;
k) Requirements for the heart rate control mode added;
l) Requirements for the marking of the maximum lateral position added;
m) Requirements for the test report added;
n) Additional instructions for use extended.

According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following

countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech

Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,

Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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Introduction

This European Standard amends and supplements EN 957-1. The requirements of this specific standard take

priority over those in EN 957-1.
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1 Scope

EN 957-6 specifies safety requirements and test methods for treadmills in addition to the general safety

requirements and test methods of EN 957-1 and shall be read in conjunction with it.

EN 957-6 is applicable to power-driven as well as to non-power/manually driven training equipment type

treadmills (hereafter referred to as treadmills) with the classes S, H and I and classes A, B and C regarding

accuracy.
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 957-1:2005, Stationary training equipment — Part 1: General safety requirements and test methods

EN 60335-1, Household and similar electrical appliances — Safety — Part 1: General requirements (IEC

60335-1:2001, modified)

EN 60601-1, Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential

performance (IEC 60601-1:2005)

EN ISO 12947-1:1998, Textiles — Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale

method — Part 1: Martindale abrasion testing apparatus (ISO 12947-1:1998)

ISO 5904, Gymnastic equipment — Landing mats and surfaces for floor exercises — Determination of

resistance to slipping
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 957-1:2005 and the following apply.

3.1
treadmill

training equipment with a running surface on which walking or running activity takes place, where the feet are

free to leave the running surface
3.2
length of the running surface
usable length of the running surface
NOTE 1 See l in Figure 2.

NOTE 2 Figure 1 is intended only to give examples and to illustrate the names of the components.

3.3
width of the running surface
usable width of the running surface excluding rear roller guards
NOTE See b in Figure 2.
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3.4
front handlebar

frontally located bar provided for partially supporting the user's weight with the user's arm(s) and enhancing

stability whilst exercising and to assist in emergency dismounts
EXAMPLE At low speed and high inclines.
3.5
side handrail

rail(s) located at the sides of the running surface provided for partially supporting the users weight with the

user's arm(s) and enhancing stability whilst exercising and to assist in emergency dismounts

3.6
foot rail

area beside the running surface intended for the user to stand on when mounting, dismounting or during a

pause in the exercise
3.7
emergency dismount

act of the user quickly interrupting the exercise by getting off the running surface

NOTE Emergency dismount can be done e.g. by grabbing the front handlebar or both side handrails and jumping

with both feet on the foot rails.
3.8
heart rate control mode

programme that allows the user to train maintaining a pre determined pulse level by adjusting the speed

and/or incline automatically according to the actual pulse of the user
3.9
display
device that provides information to the user
3.10
protective cover
cover provided to protect the user from inadvertent access to hazardous parts
EXAMPLE Moving parts, gear systems or hot surfaces.
3.11
folding treadmill

treadmill designed with some components that can be moved to allow a more compact non-useable storage

position
4 Classification
EN 957-1:2005, Clause 4 applies.
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Key
1 display
2 safety stop (cord type)
3 safety stop (mushroom type)
4 heart rate hand sensor
5 front handlebar
6 side handrail
7 front protective cover
8 foot rail
9 non slip surface
10 running deck
11 running surface
12 rear roller
13 rear roller protective cover
14 marking of the running surface
Figure 1 — Example of a treadmill
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Key
A line located at 1/3 of the length of the running surface measured from B
B front end of the running surface
identifiable feature according to 5.2
b width of the running surface
b minimum required width of the running surface according to Table 1
min
l length of the running surface
Figure 2 — Definition of main measures
5 Safety requirements
5.1 Squeeze and shear points within the accessible area

All parts of treadmills, including any folding mechanism, shall be in accordance with EN 957-1:2005, 5.2.3 in

folded position, during folding and in usable position. For folding treadmills the lock for securing the equipment

is excluded.

Where the inclination can be changed during operation thus causing the distance between any part of the

equipment and the floor to become smaller than 60 mm the speed of inclination shall not exceed 1°/s and the

user shall be able to stop this movement.
5.2 Transmission elements and rotating parts

Pull-in points between the running surface and fixed or moving parts of the treadmills or the floor shall be

avoided.

An identifiable feature showing the maximum allowed lateral position of the running surface shall be provided

on the treadmill [see 8 f)].
NOTE See in Figure 2.
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When tested in accordance with 6.1 it shall not be possible that the test finger becomes trapped between the

rear roller guard and the running surface. With the running surface centred, the rear roller guard shall overlap

the edges of the running surfaces by min. 10 mm and max. 40 mm (see Figure 3).

The vertical gap between the running surface and the rear roller guard or overlapping foot rails shall not be

more than 9,5 mm.
Dimensions in millimetres
Figure 3 — Example of a rear roller guard (min. 10 mm and max. 40 mm)
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