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EU Lift Directive 95/16/EC (The Lift Regulations 1997)

The directive was required to create a common Standard of Safety to which all new lifts within the EU would conform and be enforceable by law in each member countries.

This is a substantial improvement on the previous BS 5655 Parts 1 to 10 which were recommendations only and could not be legally enforced. Another benefit is that it enabled the free trade of approved new lifts and related components within the EU as they all meet the same safety requirements.

The directive was enacted by the European Council on 1st July 1997, the official UK version is "The Lift Regulations 1997". The latest implementation date was 1st July 1999 which was to allow a new set of standards to be written and approved by all EU member countries. The new UK standards that were published are:
BS EN81-1:1998 Safety Rules for the construction and installation of lifts Part 1 Electric Lifts

BS EN81-2:1998 Safety Rules for the construction and installation of lifts Part 2 Hydraulic Lifts
BS EN81-3:2001 Safety Rules for the construction and installation of lifts Part 3 Electric & Hydraulic Lifts
PAS 32-1:1999 Specification for examination and testing of new lifts before putting into service Part 1

Electric Traction Lifts:
PAS 32-2:1999 Specification for examination and testing of new lifts before putting into service Part 2

Hydraulic Lifts:

To help ensure compliance with the new standards national governments licensed suitably qualified companies to act as Notified Bodies, who regularly scrutinise and audit the design, manufacturing, installation and testing procedures to ensure strict compliance.

Approved lift companies are issued with a certificate stating the scope of approval and the right to use the Notified Bodies license number.

All lifts placed on the market after 1st July 1999 must have clearly visible within the lift car a plate bearing the CE mark and the Notified Bodies license number.

 

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