Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances

This European Standard specifies requirements for the design, testing, performance and equipping of road ambulances used for the transport, monitoring, treatment and care of patients. It contains requirements for the patient’s compartment in terms of the working environment, ergonomic design and the safety of the crew and patients.This European Standard does not cover the training of the staff which is the responsibility of the authority/authorities in the country where the ambulance is to be registered.
This European Standard is applicable to road ambulances capable of transporting at least one person on a stretcher and excludes the transportation of hospital beds.
This standard also specifies requirements for ambulances intended to carry transport incubator systems.
The European Standard covers the specific requirements of each type of road ambulance which are
designated according to the patient condition e.g. patient transport road ambulance types A1, A2, B and C.
This European Standard gives general requirements for medical devices carried in road ambulances and used therein and outside hospitals and clinics in situations where the ambient conditions can differ from normal indoor conditions.

Rettungsdienstfahrzeuge und deren Ausrüstung - Krankenkraftwagen

Véhicules de transport sanitaire et leurs équipements - Ambulances routières

Medicinska vozila in pripadajoča oprema - Cestna reševalna vozila - Dopolnilo A1

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SIST EN 1789:2020/oprA1:2023
Medicinska vozila in pripadajoča oprema - Cestna reševalna vozila - Dopolnilo A1
Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances
Rettungsdienstfahrzeuge und deren Ausrüstung - Krankenkraftwagen
Véhicules de transport sanitaire et leurs équipements - Ambulances routières
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 1789:2020/prA1
11.160 Prva pomoč First aid
43.160 Vozila za posebne namene Special purpose vehicles
SIST EN 1789:2020/oprA1:2023 en,fr,de
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 1789:2020/oprA1:2023

EN 1789:2020

January 2023
ICS 11.160; 43.160
English Version

Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances
Véhicules de transport sanitaire et leurs équipements - Rettungsdienstfahrzeuge und deren Ausrüstung -
Ambulances routières Krankenkraftwagen
This draft amendment is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 239.

This draft amendment A1, if approved, will modify the European Standard EN 1789:2020. If this draft becomes an amendment,
CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for inclusion of
this amendment into the relevant national standard without any alteration.

This draft amendment was established by CEN 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,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye and
United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are
aware and to provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without
notice and shall not be referred to as a European Standard.



CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels
© 2023 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 1789:2020/prA1:2023 E
worldwide for CEN national Members.

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EN 1789:2020/prA1:2023 (E)
Contents Page

European foreword . 3
1 Modification to Introduction . 4
2 Modification to Clause 2, Normative references, and related clauses . 4
3 Modifications to 4.2, Electrical requirements . 6
4 Modification to the annexes . 6
Annex E (normative) Electric propelled vehicles . 7


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EN 1789:2020/prA1:2023 (E)
European foreword
This document (EN 1789:2020/prA1:2023) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 239
“Rescue systems”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.
This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.
Compared to EN 1789:2020 the following main technical changes were made:
a) addition to introduction to explain purpose of Amendment A1;
b) normative references up-dated;
c) new normative Annex E added to cover alternative energies.

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EN 1789:2020/prA1:2023 (E)
1 Modification to Introduction
Delete the following since this paragraph only applied to the Version published in 2020:
CEN/TC 239 has agreed to a transition period of a maximum of 18 months in order to accommodate the
different organisational structures that are necessary for the transport of patients are respons

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