This standard defines relevant requirements set out in Annex I of the new EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, relating to machines which were placed on the European Economic Area (EEA) market for the first time, with the intent of simplifying the means of proving conformity with such requirements. Once this standard is designated a harmonized standard in the Official Journal of the European Communities, a manufacturer applying this standard may assume compliance with the requirements of the Machinery Directive (the so-called presumption of conformity). This standard specifies the safety requirements for Suspended Access Equipment (SAE). It is applicable to both permanent and temporary equipment which may be powered or hand-operated. This European Standard deals with hazards pertinent to SAE, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. This European Standard describes appropriate technical measures to eliminate or reduce risks arising from the significant hazards. This standard contains the German version of EN 1808:1999+A1:2010 which has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 98 "Lifting platforms" of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). The following changes have been made with regard to DIN EN 1808:1999-06: a) The standard has been changed and adapted with respect to the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC; b) An informative Annex ZB on the relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 2006/42/EC has been added. The national interests during the preparation of the standard are represented by Committee NA 060-22-27 AA "Hängende Personenaufnahmemittel" ("Suspended access equipment") in the Technical Section "Fördertechnik" ("Conveyor technology") of the Mechanical Engineering Standards Committee (NAM) at DIN. Manufacturers' representatives and users of suspended access equipment, as well as representatives of professional and trade associations were involved in the preparation of the standard.