What is the lift directive?

What is the lift directive?

Elevator industry

BSI is a Notified Body for the Lifts Directive 2014/33 /EU and through our testing and certification you can be confident that your lift systems or their components will offer the very best in terms of safety and reliability.

The Lifts Directive 2014/33/EU covers both elevators and safety components for elevators, and covers the manufacture and installation of elevators. Therefore, the Directive applies to the manufacturer, authorized representative, importer, distributor or economic operators, as well as the installer who places the elevator or safety component on the EU market.

a) of persons,b) of persons and objects,c) of objects only if the carrier is accessible, i.e. if a person can enter it without difficulty, and if it is fitted with controls or operating elements located inside the carrier or within reach of a person inside the carrier.

An elevator is a lifting device serving specific levels, with a carrier that moves along rigid guides and inclined at an angle of more than fifteen degrees above the horizontal or a lifting device that moves along a fixed route, even if it does not use rigid guides for this purpose.

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-Obligations of economic agents to communicate possible risks. From now on any agent involved in the supply chain (installer, manufacturer, importer or distributor) shall:

Whenever a component presenting a safety risk is detected, both the customer and the competent authority must be notified and corrective actions must be taken as soon as possible. In these cases, the new directive will facilitate the location and replacement of potentially unsafe components.

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The new Lifts Directive 2014/33/EC, published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on March 29, 2014, which entered into force on April 20 and will have to be transposed to all 28 member states, has introduced new requirements to ensure the safety and control of elevators and their safety components.

The aim is to eliminate or minimize the risk associated with the normal use, installation, maintenance and emergency maneuvers of elevators, thus improving safety for users and maintenance personnel.

Whenever a component presenting a safety risk is detected, both the customer and the competent authority must be notified and corrective action must be taken as soon as possible. In such cases, the New Directive will facilitate the location and replacement of potentially unsafe components.

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There are more than 20 harmonized standards in the UNE-EN 81 series relating to different elevator applications. The basic standards are UNE-EN 81-1/2, UNE-EN 81-20 and UNE-EN 81-50.

The CE marking allows them unrestricted access to the European market, which avoids technical barriers. The CE marking is also recognized in other markets globally. For the consumer, the CE marking ensures that the product does not compromise safety and guarantees common safety levels in Europe.

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