EN 957 specifies safety requirements and test methods for stationary training equipment.
This European Standard specifies general safety requirements for stationary training equipment during use unless modified in the other parts of this European Standard.
It also specifies a classification system (see Clause 4). This European Standard is applicable to all stationary training equipment as defined in 3.1. This includes equipment for use in training areas of organizations such as sport associations, educational establishments, hotels, sport halls, clubs, rehabilitation centres and studios (classes S and I) where access and control is specifically regulated by the owner (person who has the legal responsibility), equipment for domestic use (class H) and other types of equipment including motor driven equipment as defined in 3.1.
If a user has special needs (medical rehabilitation, disability) it is essential that the owner (the person with legal responsibility) conducts a specific risk assessment to determine safe use and if necessary to insure trained staff are available to supervise the activity. The requirements of a specific standard take priority over the corresponding requirements of this general European Standard. This European Standard does not apply to stationary training equipment intended for use by children.
NOTE 1 In the event that the stationary training equipment is intended for medical purposes, attention is drawn to the requirements of Council Directive of 14 June 1993 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to medical devices 93/42/EEC in addition to the requirements of this European Standard.
NOTE 2 In the event that the stationary training equipment is designed to be accessible to people with disability, attention is drawn to any relevant national guidelines (see bibliography).
This standard consists of 8 parts that specify safety ans test requirements for strength training equipment (Exercise bicycles, Strength training equipment,Rowing machines,treadmills, steppers)
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