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.

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Véhicules de transport sanitaire et leurs équipements - Ambulances routières

Medicinska vozila in pripadajoča oprema - Cestna reševalna vozila

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SIST EN 1789:2020+A1:2024
Medicinska vozila in pripadajoča oprema - Cestna reševalna vozila
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+A1:2023
11.160 Prva pomoč First aid
43.160 Vozila za posebne namene Special purpose vehicles
SIST EN 1789:2020+A1:2024 en,fr,de
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 1789:2020+A1


December 2023
ICS 11.160; 43.160 Supersedes EN 1789:2020
English Version

Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances
Véhicules de transport sanitaire et leurs équipements - Rettungsdienstfahrzeuge und deren Ausrüstung -
Ambulances routières Krankenkraftwagen
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 13 April 2020 and includes Amendment approved by CEN on 21 September

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

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,
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.



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© 2023 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 1789:2020+A1:2023 E
worldwide for CEN national Members.

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Contents Page

European foreword . 4
Introduction . 5
1 Scope . 6
2 Normative references . 6
3 Terms and definitions . 9
4 Requirements . 10
4.1 General requirements . 10
4.2 Electrical requirements . 10
4.2.1 General . 10
4.2.2 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) . 11
4.2.3 Battery and alternator . 11
4.2.4 Electrical installation . 12
4.2.5 Visual warning system and audible warning system (siren) . 13
4.2.6 Reversing systems .

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