This European Standard is applicable to manhole tops and gully tops with a clear opening up to and including 1 000 mm for covering gullies, manholes and inspection chambers installed in areas subjected to pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic. It specifies definitions, classification, general principles of design, performance requirements and test methods for gully tops and manhole tops according to: - DIN EN 124-2, for gully tops and manhole tops made of cast iron; - DIN EN 124-3, for gully tops and manhole tops made of steel or aluminium alloys; - DIN EN 124-4, for gully tops and manhole tops made of steel reinforced concrete; - DIN EN 124-5, for gully tops and manhole tops made of composite materials; - DIN EN 124-6, for gully tops and manhole tops made of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) or unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U). This Part 1 is only applicable in combination with at least one of the standards DIN EN 124-2, DIN EN 124-3, DIN EN 124-4, DIN EN 124-5 and DIN EN 124-6 each of which refers to this Part 1. This European Standard is not applicable to: - gratings/covers as part of prefabricated drainage channels according to DIN EN 1433; - floor and roof gullies in buildings which are specified in DIN EN 1253 (all parts); - surface boxes. The responsible German standardization committee is Working Committee NA 119-05-01 AA "Entwässerungsgegenstände (CEN/TC 165/WG 4)" ("Sewage fittings (CEN/TC 165/WG 4)") at the DIN Standards Committee Water Practice (NAW).