Deflector

To increase the safety for the user and to prevent accidents caused by improper use, the balustrades have to be equipped with different safeguards (deflector).

Intersection deflector -
Locking device for crossed in escalators (vertical deflectors)

Ceiling deflector -
Locking device for crossed ceiling openings

Balustrade climbing protection
Anti-climbing installation

Crosspoint deflectors

For areas where structural obstacles run parallel to the escalator, the crossing point at arranged in scissor escalators and another adjacent to the escalator areas cause injuries especially with ceiling openings and whose edge distance is less than 400mm from the outer edge of the handrail.

In escalator crossing points, the deflector and the vertical height must be at least the operating rules and the extent of the escalator type apply of the requirements EN 115-1 : 2008. Appendix A A.2.4 , Image 4 Detail Item 4 - vertical deflector.

The execution must be carried out without sharp shearing edges and have to be mounted above the handrail. In this case, the lower edge of the deflector must be at least 25 mm below the lower edge of the handrail.

Balustrade - anti - climbing arrangement

To avoid that people climb the outer side of the balustrade for avoiding accidents, an anti-climbing installation has to be mounted.

The design and arrangement must be matched to the operational requirements and to the extent applicable to the escalator type and according to EN 115-1:2008, Point 5.5.2.2. In order for a climbing is excluded , the climbing protection has to be +/- 50 mm above the floor and the location must be provided on the outer covering strip with a height of about 1000 mm, on which the underside of the device impinges on the balustrade cover strip. Look at image 4 DIN EN 115-1:2008.

The anti-climb protection must have a length of 1000 mm and be mounted parallel to the balustrade cover strip. The device must at least reach the top of the handrail. It must be noted that all other safety distances between the outer edge of the handrail and adjacent components should not fall below.

Chain stripper

For the areas where the escalator crosses structural obstructions or passes in shear , especially at floor penetrations , the specifications of DIN EN 115-1:2018-01 5.5.2.2 as well as page 37 image 2, page 39 image 4 and attachment A A.2.4 must be followed.

The escalator/ building intersection point of the deflector the EN 115-1:2018, attachment A A.2.4, image 2 (h5) and 4 detail point 4 – vertical deflector – has to be followed.