The work developed in this field is intended to improve the safety of installations designed to transport persons by rope (winter sport installations, funicular, etc.)


News and events

No current news.

Technical bodies and activities

CEN Technical Committee, which work is related to the cables field:
  • CEN/TC 242 - 'Safety Requirements for passenger transportation by rope'

Sector Forum

A Sector Forum is a platform aiming at facilitating the exchange of information between the different stakeholders, coordinating and identifying the standardization needs in a specific field of CEN work.
Due to the relatively small size of this sector, there is no Sector Forum in the cables field.

European legislation and mandates

EU Directive
The directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to 'cableway installations designed to carry persons' was adopted at the Council meeting in December 1999, and published in the Official Journal of 3 May 2000 under the reference 2000/9/EC.
  • M/300 (pdf format) in the field of Cableway Installations designed to carry Persons
    This mandate aims at supporting the standardization in this field and is based on the revised version of the CEN Technical Committee 242 reply to the programming mandate of 1994.
Harmonized European Standards

The last standards of the series were published in 2005 and the technical committee is currently revising the whole series.
The consultant to CEN advise the Technical Committees, particularly CEN/TC 242, 'Safety requirements for passenger transportation by rope', in order to ensure that standards meet the essential requirements of the directive.
Further information on the standardization programme of work supporting the 2000/9/EC Directive is available on the 'new approach' area (this site provides access to lists of European Standards and drafts developed by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in the context of the new approach of the Single Market).

Useful links and documents

CEN/TC 242 is working in liaison with the International Organisation for Transportation by Rope (OITAF).