Leisure accommodation vehicles - Caravan holiday homes - Habitation requirements relating to health and safety

This document specifies requirements intended to ensure safety and health of persons using caravan holiday homes as defined in clause 3, as temporary or seasonal accommodation.
It specifies grades of resistance to snow loads and the stability of the structure of caravan holiday homes as well as the minimum information to be included in a user's handbook.
It also specifies the corresponding test methods.

Bewohnbare Freizeitfahrzeuge - Mobilheime - Anforderungen an den Wohnbereich hinsichtlich Gesundheit und Sicherheit

Dieses Dokument legt Anforderungen fest, die erforderlich sind, um die Sicherheit und Gesundheit von Personen bei
zeitweiliger oder jahreszeitlich abhängiger Benutzung von Mobilheimen nach Abschnitt 3 sicherzustellen.
Es legt die Festigkeits-Klassen gegen Schneelasten und die Stabilität des Aufbaus von Mobilheimen sowie die Min-
destangaben, die in einer Bedienungsanleitung enthalten sein müssen, fest.
Es legt auch die entsprechenden Prüfverfahren fest.

Véhicules habitables de loisirs - Résidences mobiles - Exigences d'habitation relatives à la santé et à la sécurité

Le présent document spécifie les prescriptions destinées à assurer la sécurité et la santé des personnes
lorsqu'elles utilisent les résidences mobiles telles que définies à l'Article 3 comme logements temporaires ou
saisonniers.
Il définit les classes de résistance à la neige et indique les conditions à respecter pour assurer la stabilité des
résidences mobiles, ainsi que les renseignements minimaux à inclure dans la notice remise à l'utilisateur.
Il spécifie également les méthodes d'essais correspondantes.

Bivalna počitniška vozila - Premične počitniške hišice - Zdravstvene in varnostne zahteve za bivanje

General Information

Status
Withdrawn
Publication Date
30-Nov-2004
Withdrawal Date
01-Jul-2008
Current Stage
9960 - Withdrawal effective - Withdrawal
Due Date
02-Jul-2008
Completion Date
02-Jul-2008

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Leisure accommodation vehicles - Caravan holiday homes - Habitation requirements
relating to health and safety
Bewohnbare Freizeitfahrzeuge - Mobilheime - Anforderungen an den Wohnbereich
hinsichtlich Gesundheit und Sicherheit

Véhicules habitables de loisirs - Résidences mobiles - Exigences d'habitation relatives a

la santé et a la sécurité
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 1647:2004
ICS:
43.100 Osebni avtomobili. Bivalne Passenger cars. Caravans
prikolice in lahke prikolice and light trailers
SIST EN 1647:2005 en

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

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SIST EN 1647:2005
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 1647
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
December 2004
ICS 43.100 Supersedes EN 1647:1998
English version
Leisure accommodation vehicles - Caravan holiday homes -
Habitation requirements relating to health and safety

Véhicules habitables de loisirs - Résidences mobiles - Bewohnbare Freizeitfahrzeuge - Mobilheime -

Exigences d'habitation relatives à la santé et à la sécurité Anforderungen an den Wohnbereich hinsichtlich

Gesundheit und Sicherheit
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 14 October 2004.

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 Central Secretariat 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 Central Secretariat has the same status as the official

versions.

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

Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia,

Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
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© 2004 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 1647:2004: E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents
Page

Foreword..............................................................................................................................................................3

1 Scope ......................................................................................................................................................5

2 Normative references ............................................................................................................................5

3 Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................5

4 Testing ....................................................................................................................................................5

5 Design and construction.......................................................................................................................6

6 Internal equipment.................................................................................................................................8

7 Drinking water supply, and drainage systems .................................................................................11

8 Installations ..........................................................................................................................................11

9 Ventilation.............................................................................................................................................12

10 Fire precautions...................................................................................................................................12

11 Warning notice.....................................................................................................................................17

12 User's handbook..................................................................................................................................18

Annex A (normative) Thermal insulation - Method of calculation (see 5.7)...............................................19

Annex B (normative) Snow Load Test...........................................................................................................25

Annex C (normative) Clear height over bunks (see 6.1.2)...........................................................................27

Annex D (normative) Strength of protection against falling out of bunks (see 6.1.3.3) ..........................28

Annex E (normative) Mechanical strength of bunks (see 6.1.4) .................................................................29

Annex F (normative) Security of folding bunks (see 6.1.5) .........................................................................30

Annex G (normative) Safety of access to upper bunks (see 6.1.6) ............................................................31

Annex H (normative) Measurement of gaps (see 6.1.7)...............................................................................33

Annex I (normative) Test equipment..............................................................................................................34

Bibliography ......................................................................................................................................................36

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Foreword

This document (EN 1647:2004) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 245 “Leisure accommodation

vehicles”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

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 2005, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by

June 2005.
This document supersedes EN 1647:1998.

This standard is one of a series covering the habitation aspects of leisure accommodation vehicles. The standard

includes 9 normative Annexes.

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

countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,

Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

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1 Scope

This document specifies requirements intended to ensure safety and health of persons using caravan holiday

homes as defined in clause 3, as temporary or seasonal accommodation.

It specifies grades of resistance to snow loads and the stability of the structure of caravan holiday homes as well as

the minimum information to be included in a user's handbook.
It also specifies the corresponding test methods.
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 3-7, Portable fire extinguishers — Part 7: Characteristics, performance requirements and test methods.

EN 624, Specification for dedicated LPG appliances - Room sealed LPG space heating equipment for installation in

vehicles and boats.
EN 721, Leisure accommodation vehicles — Safety ventilation requirements.

EN 722-1, Leisure accommodation vehicles - Liquid fuel heating systems — Part 1: Caravans and mobile homes

(caravan holiday homes).

EN 1949, Specification for the installation of LPG-systems for habitation purposes in leisure accommodation

vehicles and in other road vehicles.
EN 13878:2003, Leisure accommodation vehicles — Terms and definitions.

IEC 60364.7.708, Electrical installations of buildings — Part 7: Requirements for special installations or locations ;

section 708 : Electrical installations in caravan parks and caravans.
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 13878:2003 and the following apply.

3.1
caravan holiday home

transportable leisure accommodation vehicle that does not meet requirements for construction and use of road

vehicles, that retains means for mobility and that is for temporary or seasonal occupation

4 Testing

The tests described in Annexes A to I, are intended to verify that a caravan holiday home representative of a given

model including its fixtures and fittings, meets the requirements of this standard.

These tests are intended to simulate the most onerous conditions, for the relevant characteristics.

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5 Design and construction
5.1 Occupancy

The manufacturer shall designate the occupancy as the number of berths, both standard and additional berths,

provided by the manufacturer and shall include it in the user's handbook and his brochures. The occupancy is also

necessary to determine the ventilation requirements (see EN 721).
5.2 Ceiling height

The ceiling height, measured internally from finished floor level to underside of finished ceiling, shall be not less

than 1 980 mm.

The finished floor level shall be measured from the upper surface of any continuous fixed floorcovering. This

includes any vinyl carpet backing but not carpet pile.
5.3 Windows

The living area, the area for meals, the kitchen and the sleeping accommodation shall each be provided with

windows, the total glazed areas of which shall be equivalent to not less than 10 % of their respective floor areas.

Windows to the living area, the area for meals and the kitchen shall have an openable area equivalent to 5 % of

each respective floor area (see also 10.1.6).

Any exterior glazed area can be classed as a window for this purpose. The door may not be counted into the

openable area calculations.

The floor area of the unit should be calculated from the total internal floor area excluding partition walls and

separate fixed compartments which extend the full internal height of the unit. All floor area covered by fixed or loose

furniture, that does not extend the full height of the unit should be counted into the area. Transparent or translucent

roof lights may be classed as glazed area.
5.4 Doors
At least one exterior door which opens outwards shall be provided.

Sliding doors will be deemed to be acceptable provided that the sliding operation of the door is not obstructed by a

permanent fitting and the door, when open, does not obstruct any emergency exit.
5.5 Glazing

Glass in windows, panels and doors that is less than 800 mm above finished floor level shall be safety glazing.

NOTE Pending harmonized European requirements for the assessment of the safety glazing, attention is drawn to national

requirements which may apply.
5.6 Kitchen location

When a separate kitchen compartment is provided, that can be closed off from other parts of the caravan holiday

home by fully closing doors, there shall be two doors, separated by a space, ventilated to the exterior, between the

kitchen and the toilet compartment.
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5.7 Classification of thermal insulation and heating

The thermal insulation and heating levels for specific climatic conditions shall be classified as follows:

a) grade 1 : A caravan holiday home, including windows, doors and rooflights in which the average thermal

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transmittance (U) of the elements of construction shall not exceed 1,7 W/(m K). There is no heating

requirement for this grade;

b) grade 2 : A caravan holiday home, including windows, doors and rooflights in which the average thermal

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transmittance (U) of the elements of construction shall not exceed 1,7 W/(m K) ;

An average temperature difference of at least 20 K between inside and outside temperatures shall be achieved

in lounge, dining room and kitchen, when the outside temperature is 0 °C;

c) grade 3 : A caravan holiday home, including windows, doors and rooflights in which the average thermal

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transmittance (U) of the elements of construction shall not exceed 1,2 W/(m K).

An average temperature difference of at least 35 K between inside and outside temperatures shall be achieved in

all rooms, except the toilet compartment, when the outside temperature is - 15 °C.

Precautions shall be taken to ensure that all water services still operate when the outside temperature is - 15 °C.

For grade 1 the average thermal transmittance (U) shall be calculated in accordance with the relevant parts of

annex A. For grades 2 and 3, the average thermal transmittance (U value) and heating requirements shall be

calculated in accordance with Annex A.
5.8 Roof space ventilation

Where there is an air gap between the external roof skin and the insulation material this air gap shall be ventilated

to the external air.

If space allows, one high level ventilator and one low level ventilator shall be provided.

5.9 Floor

Underfloor insulation, if provided, shall be protected to reduce the possibility of degradation by birds or other

animals (for example: rodents).
5.10 Fire behaviour of materials

NOTE Pending harmonized European requirements for the assessment of the fire behaviour of materials, attention is

drawn to national requirements which may apply.
5.11 Stability (resistance to overturning)

Caravan holiday homes of all grades shall be provided with suitable holding-down points, each capable of

resisting 10 kN.

Holding down points shall be located at 1 000 mm ± 200 mm from the ends of the main longitudinal chassis

members at each corner of the caravan holiday home.

Examples of acceptable provisions for chassis holding down points are given in Annex B.

The manufacturer shall indicate the position of the holding down points in the user's handbook.

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5.12 Structural classification of caravan holiday homes

The structure of a caravan holiday home shall be graded according to its ability to withstand one of the following

snow loadings:

a) grade A : A caravan holiday home Grade A resting on its normal supports as defined by the manufacturer shall

be capable of resisting a snow load of 750 Pa , exerted uniformly over the roof;

b) grade B : a caravan holiday home Grade B resting on its normal supports as defined by the manufacturer shall

be capable of resisting a snow load of 1 500 Pa , exerted uniformly over the roof;

c) grade C : A caravan holiday home Grade C resting on its normal supports as defined by the manufacturer shall

be capable of resisting a snow load of 2 000 Pa , exerted uniformly over the roof;

d) grade D : A caravan holiday home Grade D resting on its normal supports as defined by the manufacturer shall

be capable of resisting a snow load of 3 000 Pa , exerted uniformly over the roof.

Compliance can be verified either by the submission of the calculations of a qualified structural engineer or by

testing in accordance with Annex B.

The structure is considered to have passed the test if it remained safe and returned to an acceptable condition on

removal of the load applied. To satisfy the requirement of “remain safe”, all designated means of escape egress

from the unit (doors and windows) shall function during and after the test.
6 Internal equipment
6.1 Bunks
6.1.1 Mattress and/or upholstery
Bunks shall be provided with mattresses or be upholstered.
6.1.2 Clearance

The clear width of a bunk shall be not less than 500 mm. The clear height over 2/3 of the surface area of the bunk

shall be not less than 500 mm when measured from the compressed surface of the mattress or upholstery in

accordance with the test in Annex C.
6.1.3 Protection against falling out
6.1.3.1 General

Any bunk where the uncompressed upper surface of the mattress or upholstery is placed at a height of more

than 1 000 mm from the floor, shall be protected on all sides to prevent the occupant from falling out.

All protections shall be secured against unintentional loosening.
Bunks shall be provided with a label with the following wording:
“Not suitable for children under 6 years old without supervision”.
1) Provisional until confirmation by EUROCODE 1.
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6.1.3.2 Rigid protection

For rigid protection, the minimum height of the protection shall be at least 150 mm above the uncompressed upper

surface of the mattress or upholstery. The protection shall be continuous except for a section of 300 mm to 500 mm

to allow for means of access.

Where a rigid protection presents an apparent flexibility, its resistance shall be tested in accordance with Annex D.

A protection is considered as rigid if it is not bent more than 10 mm under a force of 100 N applied horizontally in

the middle of the protection.
6.1.3.3 Protection by curtains or nets

Alternatively, the protection may be obtained by means of curtains or nets. The minimum height of the protection

shall be at least 160 mm above the uncompressed upper surface of the mattress or upholstery, when the upper

edge is loaded with 100 N in vertical direction downward.

To allow access to the bunk, the curtains or nets on at least one side of the bunk may be detachable allowing an

opening at least 500 mm wide.

Means of emergency exit from the bunk shall be accessible from the upper surface of the bunk.

The curtains or nets shall be capable of resisting a force of 100 N applied horizontally towards the outside of the

bunk for 15 s to any point and shall not result in any tearing nor detaching, nor creating any gap larger than 60 mm

at the lower edge of the protection.
The strength of the curtains or nets shall be tested in accordance with Annex D.

Any gap created during the resistance test shall be measured in accordance with Annex H.

6.1.4 Mechanical strength

A force of 1 000 N applied vertically downwards, for 1 h, from the midpoint of each side member of any bunk where

the upper surface of the compressed mattress or upholstery is placed at a height of more than 500 mm from the

floor, shall neither cause permanent deformation of more than 5 mm of the frame of the bunk nor damage the fixing

of the bunk to the structure of the caravan holiday home.
The mechanical strength shall be tested in accordance with Annex E.
6.1.5 Security of folding bunks

If a bunk is designed to fold away it shall be secured against unintentional folding away.

A folding bunk shall not unintentionally move from its stored position. Both conditions will be tested in accordance

with Annex F.
6.1.6 Access to upper bunks

A means of access to an upper bunk shall be provided, such as surfaces of furniture, footholes in a solid

component, handles or a ladder which may be fixed or be able to be attached to the bunk in a safe manner.

The width of the treads between positive supports shall be at least 250 mm.

When a ladder is used, the upper surfaces of the treads shall be equally spaced within a tolerance of ± 12 mm, and

the unobstructed distance between consecutive treads shall be 225 mm ± 25 mm.

When tested in accordance with Annex G the ladder shall not move when subjected to a downward static load

of 1 000 N and a horizontal static load of 500 N, nor shall the ladder or its treads break or deflect permanently by

more than 5 mm.

Where it is unpractical to test the bunk ladder in the caravan holiday home, it is acceptable to test an identical

configuration of the ladder, its method of fixing and its range of positions of use, outside the caravan holiday home

according to Annex G.
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6.1.7 Protection against entrapment

When ready for use a bunk and its means of access shall not contain any open-ended tubing, nor shall there be

projections, holes, loose washers, speed fixing nuts or crevices on which clothing or any part of the body could

become snagged or trapped. Tension springs in the base structure are excluded. All edges, corners and projecting

parts that are accessible shall be free from burrs and sharp edges.

If the base of a bunk is not covered by permanently fixed upholstery, any gap in the base not covered by the

mattress shall not permit the passage of the cone (see H.1) beyond the point at which the diameter of the cone

is 75 mm, when measured from above in accordance with H.2.

Any other gap or space within the structure of the bunk which is accessible from the upper surface of the bunk,

including mattress where applicable, shall be between 12 mm and 25 mm or between 60 mm and 75 mm, (tested in

accordance with H.3) or equal to or larger than 200 mm.

When a gap cannot be tested because a constructional feature prevents proper positioning of the cone, the

constructional feature may be removed to the extent necessary to allow the tests to be carried out.

6.2 Cooking appliance

If space is provided for the installation of a cooker, the space shall be at least 540 mm wide by 600 mm deep.

6.3 Toilets (W.C.)

If a W.C. is fitted, by the manufacturer of the caravan holiday home, it shall be capable of being connected to an

external drainage system.
6.4 Lighting

There shall be provision of artificial lighting in all habitable areas of a caravan holiday home.

6.5 Appliances
6.5.1 Installation of appliances

Appliances shall be installed in accordance with the appliance manufacturer’s instructions.

NOTE It is essential that the appliances as well as their installation are in accordance with European directives and

standards in force for the corresponding appliance.
6.5.2 Restriction concerning the supply or use of appliances

The restrictions concerning the supply and use of heating appliances in caravan holiday homes are detailed in

EN 1949.
NOTE Attention is drawn to national requirements which may apply.
6.5.3 Flue pipes
LPG and liquid fuel fired heating appliances shall be flued.

Flue pipes shall be constructed of non-combustible material (see 8.2 and 8.3) and comply with

EN 624 and EN 1949, as applicable.
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7 Drinking water supply, and drainage systems
7.1 Drinking water
7.1.1 Supply

A caravan holiday home shall be equipped with a system for supplying drinking water.

Any drinking water tanks shall be capable of being flushed and cleaned.
7.1.2 Materials
All materials in contact with drinking water shall be of food contact quality.

NOTE For materials made of plastics, attention is drawn to the requirements of Commission Directive 90/128/EEC of 23

February 1990 relating to plastics materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

7.1.3 Supply coupling

A supply coupling for drinking water shall be provided with a sealing off cover and fixed rigidly to the caravan

holiday home.

It shall be situated at an easily accessible point on the outside of the caravan holiday home.

7.2 Drainage system

A caravan holiday home shall be provided with a drainage system capable of conveying waste water and sewage

to an external mains drainage system.
8 Installations
8.1 Electricity
Low voltage electrical installations shall conform to IEC 60364.7.708.
8.2 Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
LPG installations shall conform to EN 1949.

NOTE For LPG appliances, attention is drawn to the requirements of Council Directive 90/396/EEC of 29 June 1990 on the

approximation of the laws of the member states relating to appliances burning gaseous fuels.

8.3 Liquid fuel
Liquid fuel fired heating shall conform to EN 722-1.
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9 Ventilation
9.1 Safety ventilation
Safety ventilation shall be provided and shall conform to EN 721.
9.2 Additional ventilation
9.2.1 Larder and food storage

Each cupboard or locker intended for the storage, of perishable food, shall be ventilated to the external air.

The minimum free area of ventilation for each cupboard or locker shall be 200 mm .

9.2.2 Fold-away beds

If, when folded away, a mattress and its bedding are totally enclosed, ventilators shall be incorporated to permit a

flow of air through the enclosure. Such ventilators shall not communicate with the air outside the caravan holiday

home.
The minimum free area of ventilation for each enclosure shall be 200 mm .
9.2.3 Wardrobes and bed lockers

Each wardrobe and bed locker shall be ventilated within the caravan holiday home. Wardrobes shall be ventilated

at the bottom and top and shall be designed to permit the free passage of air between the ventilators. Such

ventilators shall not communicate with the air outside the caravan holiday home.

The minimum free area of ventilation for each wardrobe, or bed locker shall be 200 mm .

A bed locker shall be defined as a locker situated under a berth. For a wardrobe, there shall be two ventilators,

each with a minimum area of 100 mm , positioned within 25 % of the top and 25 % of the bottom of the wardrobe.

10 Fire precautions
10.1 Means of escape
10.1.1 General

The living area, the areas for preparation and consumption of meals and the sleeping areas shall each be provided

with an emergency exit (door, panel or window) which gives direct access to the open air. This requirement

includes each sleeping area formed as a result of permanent or temporary partitioning (see 10.1.4 or 10.1.6, as

applicable).
10.1.2 Escape path

It shall be possible to reach an emergency exit by means of an unobstructed escape path.

Objects such as drawers, doors, bunk ladders, etc that can be moved quickly and easily from the escape path,

emergency exit or door with a single movement shall not be considered as obstructions.

An escape path shall be at least 450 mm wide.
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10.1.3 Toilet compartments
Toilet compartments shall be equipped with an emergency exit unless:

a) the compartment door is situated less than 2 000 mm from an emergency exit of the caravan holiday home.

This distance or sum of distances is measured from the door handle of the toilet compartment to the nearest

part of the emergency exit aperture passing through the escape path;

b) it is possible to escape from an emergency exit in an adjacent compartment that does not have installed any

naked flame appliances.
10.1.4 Emergency doors

Emergency doors shall open outwards or slide horizontally and shall provide a clear opening of not less

than 1 800 mm high and 700 mm wide. The door lock(s), even if locked from the outside, shall be capable of being

immediately opened from the inside. This requirement is considered as fulfilled if opening of the emergency door

can be performed in not more than two operations.

If an external sliding door is fitted, this shall be suitably screened to prevent its movement from being obstructed

and shall be clearly marked with an arrow indicating the direction of opening.
10.1.5 Interior doors

Opening mechanisms for interior doors shall be capable of being operated from both sides. When fitted, lever

handles shall open interior doors by being pushed downwards.

Where an interior door between compartments is fitted with a locking mechanism on one side, an emergency

unlocking system shall be fitted on the other side.
10.1.6 Emergency windows and emergency panels

Emergency windows and emergency panels shall open outwards, inwards or slide horizontally and shall provide a

clear opening, free from obstruction, of not less than 0,4 m with a minimum dimension in any one direction

of 500 mm.
These dimensions may only be reduced in the cases of:

a) bedrooms containing not more than two berths, where the clear opening shall be not less than 0,35 m with a

minimum dimension of 450 mm ;

b) toilet compartments , where the clear opening shall be not less than 0,25 m with a minimum dimension

of 450 mm.

NOTE Attention is drawn to the fact that inward opening emergency windows or emergency panels are not permitted in

Finland and in the United-Kingdom, under legislation.

See Figure 1. Any projecting element should be deducted from the total area of the aperture (e.g. catches, locks,

fixing for window stays, blinds).
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