This European Standard applies to ground support equipment (GSE), when used in civil air transport as intended by the manufacturer and contains safety requirements relating to the equipment in general. This European Standard specifies the technical requirements for GSE to minimise the hazards listed in clause 4 which can arise during the commissioning, operation and maintenance, when carried out in accordance with the instructions given by the manufacturer or his authorised representative, including misuse reasonable foreseeable by the manufacturer. It also takes into account some functional and design requirements recognised as essential by authorities, aircraft and ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturers as well as airlines and handling agencies. This part of EN 1915 is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 1915-2, EN 1915-3 (for self-propelled GSE) and EN 1915-4, and with the relevant part of EN 12312 to give the requirements for the types of GSE within the scope of EN 12312. When EN 12312 does not contain a relevant part for a GSE, EN 1915 (all parts) gives general requirements that may apply, although additional machine specific requirements, to be determined by the manufacturer, are likely to be required. This part of EN 1915 does not apply to automotive parts approved for public vehicles in the EU and EFTA, when used on GSE for the purpose for which they are designed. This part of EN 1915 does not establish additional requirements for the following: a) operation elsewhere than in an airport environment; b) operation in severe conditions, for instance at ambient temperatures below -20 °C or over 50 °C, tropical or saturated salty atmospheric environment, strong magnetic or radiation fields; c) operation subject to special rules, for instance potentially explosive atmosphere except as regards operation in the vicinity of an aircraft fuel tank during fuelling operation; d) hazards caused by power supply other than from electrical networks; e) hazards occurring during construction, transportation, commissioning and decommissioning of the GSE; f) hazards caused by wind velocity in excess of the figures given in this European Standard; g) direct contact with food stuffs; h) earthquake, flood, landslide, lightning and more generally any exceptional natural event; i) electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); j) hazards caused by noise and vibration, see EN 1915-3 and EN 1915-4. While this standard gives some basic requirements for wireless remote controls, additional requirements will be necessary. This part of EN 1915 is not applicable to GSE which are manufactured before the date of publication by CEN of this standard. This document (DIN EN 1915-1:2013) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 274 "Aircraft ground support equipment", the secretariat of which is held by DIN.