This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for manual wheelchairs intended to carry one person of mass not greater than 250 kg. It also specifies requirements and test methods for manual wheelchairs with electrically powered ancillary equipment. This European Standard does not apply in total to: - wheelchairs intended for special purposes, such as sports, showering or toileting; - manual wheelchairs with handrim-activated power-assisted propulsion; - custom-made wheelchairs; - stand-up wheelchairs; and - manual wheelchairs with add-on power kits used for propulsion. Requirements for electrically powered wheelchairs are specified in EN 12184. This European Standard has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 293 "Assistive products for persons with disability", the secretariat of which is held by SIS (Sweden). It has been prepared with collaboration of German experts of Working Committee NA 053-01-06 AA "Rollstühle" ("Wheelchairs").