NFPA 1936: Standard on Powered Rescue Tools
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What is NFPA 1936?
NFPA 1936: Document Scope
1-1.1 This standard shall specify the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of powered rescue tool systems and the individual components of spreaders, rams, cutters, combination tools, power units, and power transmission cables, conduit, or hose. 1-1.2 This standard shall apply to the design, manufacturing, and certification of newly manufactured powered rescue tool systems. 1-1.3 This standard shall not apply to manually powered tools and shall not apply to small multipurpose tools including, but not limited to, saws, drills, chisels, pry bars, shoring systems, and similar tools. 1-1.4 This standard shall not apply to powered rescue tool systems or rescue tools that are manufactured prior to the effective date of this standard or to powered rescue tool systems or rescue tools that are manufactured in accordance with other specifications or standards of other organizations. 1-1.5 The requirements of this standard shall not apply to accessories that might be attached to powered rescue tool systems unless such accessories are specifically addressed herein. 1-1.6 Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction from specifying or shall restrict a manufacturer from producing powered rescue tool systems that exceed the minimum requirements of this standard.
This standard specifies performance requirements for powered rescue tools and components that are used by emergency services personnel to facilitate the extrication of victims from entrapment. Official document scope
What does NFPA 1936 address?
In addition to presenting provisions for product design, performance, and testing of powered rescue tools and their components that perform spreading, lifting, holding, crushing, pulling, or cutting functions, NFPA 1936 also sets criteria for product conformance verification to assist purchasers in selecting powered rescue tools that are code-compliant.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 1936, 2010 Edition: Archived Revision Information
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