Wheelchair Testing Laboratory

Our laboratory has many years of experience in testing wheelchairs. The harmonized standards EN 12183 and EN 12184 describe essential methods and requirements for wheelchair testing. In part, both standards refer to the ISO 7176 series of standards.

EN 12183 Manual wheelchairs

This test standard addresses manufacturers of manual wheelchairs intended for users weighing no more than 250 kg. In addition to wheelchair testing, the scope also covers the inspection of devices that are not addressed by a particular standard but exhibit similar features, properties and characteristics as wheelchairs.

EN 12184 Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers

The european standard defines requirements and test methods for electric wheelchairs and electric vehicles with at least three wheels (for example so-called scooters) intended for users weighing up to 300 kg and whose maximum speed is not more than 15 km / h. In addition, the document contains specific requirements and test methods for associated battery chargers.