This European Standard specifies the safety requirements applicable on the tensioning devices for cableway installations designed to carry persons. This document is applicable to the various types of cableway installation and takes into account their environment. This document applies to the design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and operation of rope tensioning devices and anchorages of cableway installations designed to carry persons. It also includes requirements relating to accident prevention and to the protection of workers irrespective of the application of national regulations. National regulations of a construction or regulatory nature or those which serve to protect specific groups of persons remain unaffected. This European Standard does not apply to cableway installations intended for the transport of goods nor to lifts.