AS 3856.2:2021 Hoists and ramps for people with disabilities -Vehicle fitted Part 2: Fitting requirements.
This document specifies requirements for the fitting to motor vehicles of hoists and ramps of the types specified in AS 3856.1. This Standard does not include the fitting of appliances for hoisting unoccupied wheelchairs into or onto a vehicle.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document.
NOTE Documents referenced for informative purposes are listed in the Bibliography.
AS 1428.2, Design for access and mobility, Part 2: Enhanced and additional requirements — Buildings and facilities
AS 3856.1, Hoists and ramps for people with disabilities — Vehicle-fitted, Part 1: Product requirements
AS ISO 14971, Medical devices — Application of risk management to medical devices
AS/NZS 10542,1:2015, Technical systems and aids for people with disability — Wheelchair tiedown and
occupant-restraint systems, Part 1: Requirements and test met hods for all systems (ISO 10542-1:2012, MOD)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purpose of this Standard, the following terms and definitions apply.
hoist or ramp
bridge plate
cover over the gap between the threshold of the vehicle entry and the edge of the boarding platform
Note 1 to entry: The bridge plate may also be used as an inner roll stop.
move the appliance from a stored position on the vehicle to an operating position
load-bearing surface which is constructed in the one plane
inclined platform which is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle
Note ito entry: The word may mean one ramp or more than one ramp used together.
indicates that a statement is mandatory
indicates a recommendation
move an appliance from an operating position to a stored position on or in the vehicle
4 General
The fitting of an appliance and any modifications of a vehicle shall conform to manufacturer’s installation requirements.
NOTE 1 In Australia, where applicable, Australian Design Rules and Vehicle Standard Bulletins specify requirements for the fitting of an appliance and any modifications to a vehicle.
NOTE 2 The location of the appliance in or on the vehicle should be such that the appliance or any modification to the vehicle do not cause an imbalance of the vehicle that will adversely affect vehicle handling.
NOTE 3 The appliance should be installed on the near side of the vehicle or at the rear of the vehicle.
NOTE 4 For safety reasons the preferred location is the nearside of a vehicle. If a rear door is used, vehicle ingress and egress should occur at off-street locations.AS 3856.2 pdf download.