Standards Listings


Relevant BS, EN and ISO Standards

Below is a list of relevant standards which affect wheeled mobility and postural support. These are currently under review.

If you know of any other relevant standards, or you notice that any standards on this list need their details updating please inform us by emailing olwen.ellis@pmguk.co.uk.

Publicly Available Specifications

PAS 900:2010  Code of Practice for Wheelchair Passports

Mobile Sanitary Chairs

BS 4751:2005  Mobile sanitary chairs

Wheelchairs

BS ISO 7176-1:1999  Wheelchairs. Determination of static stability
BS ISO 7176-2:2001 Wheelchairs. Determination of dynamic stability of electric wheelchairs
BS ISO 7176-3:2003 (Current, Work in Hand) Wheelchairs. Determination of effectiveness of brakes
11/30231376 DC (Current, Draft Available for Public Comment) BS ISO 7176-3. Wheelchairs. Part 3. Determination of effectiveness of brakes
BS ISO 7176-4:2008 Wheelchairs. Energy consumption of electric wheelchairs and scooters for determination of theoretical distance range
BS ISO 7176-5:2008 (Current, Under Review) Wheelchairs. Determination of dimensions, mass and manoeuvring space
BS ISO 7176-6:2001 Wheelchairs. Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electric wheelchairs
BS ISO 7176-8:1998 Wheelchairs. Requirements and test methods for static, impact and fatigue strengths
BS ISO 7176-9:2009 Wheelchairs. Climatic tests for electric wheelchairs
ISO 7176-10:2008 Ed 2 Wheelchairs. Determination of obstacle-climbing ability of electrically powered wheelchairs
BS ISO 7176-14:2008 Wheelchairs. Power and control systems for electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters. Requirements and test method
BS ISO 7176-15:1996 Wheelchairs. Requirements for information disclosure, documentation and labelling
BS ISO 7176-16:1997 (Current, Project Underway)  Wheelchairs. Resistance to ignition of upholstered parts. Requirements and test methods
ISO 7176-19:2008 Ed 2 ISO 7176-19 Wheelchairs -. Part 19: Wheeled mobility devices for use as seats in motor vehicles
BS ISO 7176-21:2009 Wheelchairs. Requirements and test methods for electromagnetic compatibility of electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters, and battery chargers
BS ISO 7176-22:2000 Wheelchairs. Set-up procedures
BS ISO 7176-24:2004 Wheelchairs. Requirements and test methods for user-operated stair-climbing devices
BS ISO 7176-26:2007 Wheelchairs. Vocabulary
PD ISO/TR 13570:2001, ISO/TR 13570:2001 Guidelines for the application of the ISO 7176 series on wheelchairs

Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant-Restraint Systems

BS ISO 10542-1:2001 (Current, Work in Hand) Technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons. Wheelchair tiedown and occupant-restraint systems. Requirements and test methods for all systems
09/30196744 DC (Draft for Public Comment)  BS ISO 10542-1. Technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons. Wheelchair tiedown and occupant-restraint systems. Part 1. Requirements and test methods for all systems
BS ISO 10542-2:2001 Technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons. Wheelchair tiedown and occupant-restraint systems. Four-point strap-type tiedown systems
BS ISO 10542-3:2005 Technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons. Wheelchair tiedown and occupant-restraint systems. Docking-type tiedown systems
BS ISO 10542-4:2004 Technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons. Wheelchair tiedown and occupant restraint systems. Clamping-type tiedown systems
BS ISO 10542-5:2004 Technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons. Wheelchair tiedown and occupant-restraint systems. Systems for specific wheelchairs

Wheelchair Test Methods

BS EN 12183:2009 (Current, Work in Hand) Manual wheelchairs. Requirements and test methods
11/30239003 DC (Current, Draft for Public Comment) BS EN 12183. Manual wheelchairs. Requirements and test methods
BS EN 12184:2009 (Current, Work in Hand) Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers. Requirements and test methods
11/30237926 DC (Current, Draft for Public Comment) BS EN 12184. Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers. Requirements and test methods

Wheelchair Seating

ISO 16840-1:2006 Ed 1 ISO16840-1: 2006 Wheelchair seating. Part 1: Vocabulary, reference axis convention and measures for body segments, posture and postural support surfaces
BS ISO 16840-2:2007 Wheelchair seating. Determination of physical and mechanical characteristics of devices intended to manage tissue integrity. Seat cushions
ISO 16840-3:2006 Ed 1 Wheelchair seating. Part 3: Postural support devices. Measurement of static, impact and repetitive load strengths
ISO 16840-4:2009 Ed 1 Wheelchair seating. Seating systems for use in motor vehicles