Technological Innovation

What is BS EN957 2011?

As safety standards become increasingly important in various industries, it is crucial to understand and comply with the relevant regulations. One such standard is BS EN957 2011, which specifically focuses on fitness equipment.

The Scope of BS EN957 2011

BS EN957 2011 is a comprehensive standard that covers a wide range of fitness equipment, including treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical trainers, and weight machines. It defines safety requirements for both domestic and commercial use.

This standard also provides guidelines for manufacturers, importers, and distributors to ensure that their products meet the necessary safety criteria. By complying with BS EN957 2011, companies can minimize risks and protect consumers from potential accidents or injuries while using fitness equipment.

Key Safety Requirements

BS EN957 2011 outlines several key safety requirements that must be met by fitness equipment manufacturers:

Stability and Mechanical Strength: Fitness equipment should be stable and able to withstand the expected loads and forces during normal usage. This includes considerations for stability during vigorous exercises and movements.

Accessible Openings: The equipment should not have any openings that may pose an entrapment hazard for children or adults. Additionally, all necessary protective measures should be taken to prevent accidental contact with moving parts.

User Instructions and Warnings: Clear and concise instructions must be provided to users, including guidance on proper usage, maintenance, and any potential risks associated with the equipment. Warning signs or symbols must also be prominently displayed.

Ergonomics: Fitness equipment should be designed with user comfort and safety in mind, considering factors such as handles, grips, pedal placement, and adjustable features.

Electrical Safety: If the equipment incorporates electrical components or connections, it should comply with applicable electrical safety standards to prevent short circuits, electric shocks, or fires.

Compliance, Certification, and Testing

In order to demonstrate compliance with BS EN957 2011, manufacturers must subject their products to a series of tests conducted by accredited testing laboratories. These tests evaluate various aspects including stability, mechanical strength, and electrical safety.

Upon successful completion of the tests, manufacturers can obtain the necessary certification to assure customers that their fitness equipment meets the required safety standards. Regular inspections and audits are conducted to ensure ongoing compliance.

By adhering to BS EN957 2011, manufacturers can not only meet legal obligations but also enhance the overall safety and quality of their fitness equipment. Consumers can have greater confidence in using these products, knowing that they have been designed and produced with their well-being in mind.


Contact: Cindy

Phone: +86-13751010017


Add: 1F Junfeng Building, Gongle, Xixiang, Baoan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Scan the qr codeclose
the qr code
TAGS Test Probe BTest Probe 18Test Probe 11Go GaugesIEC 61032IEC 60335Test PinTest FingerIEC 60061-3Wedge Probe7006-29L-47006-27D-37006-11-87006-51-27006-51A-2 7006-50-17006-27C-17006-28A-1Test Probe7006-27B-1IEC 61010IEC 60529IEC 60068-2-75