In 1995 CE regulations were established for the manufacture of tail lifts. CE stands for 'Conformité Européenne' and is a conformity marking. The label indicates that the manufacturer or importer declares that the products which carry the label meet the requirements in European directives (EC directives) that apply to these products.
Tail lift Flags and tail lift lighting
The main reason for good visibility of an open tail lift is to prevent road casualties that could occur as a result of collision with an open tail lift.
Around 20 pedestrians and 30 other road users (cyclists and moped riders) fall victim to tail lift-
related accidents every year. This number is relatively low compared to other accidents with tail lifts. Looking at the numbers of people involved in accidents while working with tail lifts, over 800 people are injured during private use (e.g. while moving house) and around 200 while on the job.
Hose break protection
Slangbreukventielen controleren de druk, volumestroom of stroomrichting van hydraulische vloeistoffen in de cilinder. Solenoid valve
Speed control for opening and lowering
The main function of the lowering brake valve (brake valve) is to maintain a safe speed during lowering and closing of the tail lift. The maximum lowering speed is 0.15 m/s and the maximum opening speed is 4 degrees/second.
2-hand operation 2-foot operation
Tail lifts must be equipped with a two-hand safety control. This makes it necessary for the driver to use both hands or feet when operating the tail lift.
Cabine switch (TÜV)
The cabine switch, mounted on the dashboard in the driver's cab, is optional: this switch allows the operator to switch power to the tail lift on and off as well as protect the cab against unauthorized use. The switch is also equipped with an indicator that shows whether or not the platform is correctly stowed in the driving position, based on a signal from a mercury switch or tilt switch. A cabine switch is mandatory in Germany and optional in the rest of Europe (TÜV rule).
Marker of point of gravity
The marker of point of gravity shows the position of the load at maximum load and must be permanently affixed to the platform. In practice, this marking is either a pair of triangular plates, one on each side, to indicate the centre of gravity line or a centre point mark. For example, on a Bär Cargolift this is a rivet in the middle of the platform and on a Mariba it is a round plate, printed with the maximum load, located in the middle of the platform (the tail lift).