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This European Standard is applicable to the design, information for use, maintenance and testing of power driven hoists with or without trolleys for which the prime mover is an electric, hydraulic or pneumatic motor. They are designed for the lifting and lowering of loads which are suspended on hooks or other load lifting attachments. Hoists can be used either in cranes, in other machines, e.g. rail dependent storage and retrieval equipment, monorail conveyors or by itself. This European Standard is applicable to the following types of hoist: a) rope hoist; b) chain hoist; c) belt hoist, except belt hoist with steel belts as hoisting media; d) open type hoist; e) NGL building hoists including supporting structures. This European Standard is not applicable of the following hazards: i) this European Standard does not cover hazards related to builders hoists for the transport of goods as defined in Noise Outdoor Directive (OND) 2000/14/EC; ii) this European Standard does not cover hazards related to the lifting of persons.