Tests to certify body structures, tarpaulin and lashing points

Royal Decree 563/2017, of 2 June, regulating technical roadside inspections of commercial vehicles circulating in Spain, and transposing to Spanish law the European Directive 2014/47/EU, refers to the correct bearing of a load as an essential aspect in road safety. In point 5 of appendix III, it sets out standards applicable to this matter, including EN-12640 on lashing points, EN-12642 on the resistance of a vehicle’s body structure, EN-12641 on tarpaulin and EUMOS 40511 on mounted poles.

AEV was the first Spanish laboratory to carry out the tests required to certify body structures and components in line with these standards.

Tests to certify body structures -EN 12642

Test to certify body structures in accordance with standards EN 12642:2006 and EN 12642:2016 (*), which specify the basic minimum requirements and tests suited to standard vehicle bodies, code L, and reinforced vehicle bodies, code XL. Compliance with this standard has been required for some time in some countries in the European Union where work in vehicles that do not guarantee compliance with said standard has started to be limited.

(*) UNE-EN 12642:2017: This standard void and replaces standard EN 12642:2006.

For this reason, here at AEV we offer tests in line with the provisions of this standard for:

  • Tests on standard bodies, code L.

  • Tests on reinforced bodies, code XL.

Tests to certify tarpaulin - UNE-EN 1261:2

Test to certify tarpaulin in accordance with standards EN 12641-2:2006 and EN 12641-2:2019 (*), which specify the minimum requirements related to the resistance and fixing of tarpaulin used, for example, in commercial vehicles, as well as specifying the suitable tests for tarpaulin that are to be used in reinforced vehicle bodies, code XL.

(*) UNE-EN 12641-2:2020: This standard void and replaces standard EN 12641-2:2006.

Compliance with this standard is required for code XL vehicles that wish to circulate without their load being lashed as they must features tarpaulin that have been certified in line with this standard.

Here at AEV, we offer to carry out these tests in accordance with the provisions set out in this standard.

Tests to certify lashing points and vehicles - EN 12641

Test to certify lashing points and vehicles in accordance with standards EN 12640:2000 and EN 12640:2019 (*), which specify the minimum requirements related to the resistance and arrangement of flashing points on commercial vehicles to transport goods, as well as specifying the tests to guarantee conformity with the requirements of this standard.

(*) UNE-EN 12640:2020: This standard void and replaces standard EN 12640:2000.

Tests to certify mounted poles - EUMOS 40511

Tests to certify wooden mounted poles in line with standard EUMOS 40511. By performing tests in accordance with this standard, the maximum reference blocking capacities (RBC) are defined for poles and stanchions assembled on vehicles designed mainly to transport wood and posts.