1. This Directive shall apply to lifts permanently serving buildings and constructions. It shall also apply to the safety components for use in such lifts.
2. "For the purposes of this Directive, 'lift' shall mean an appliance serving specific levels, having a car moving along guides which are rigid and inclined at an angle of more than 15 degrees to the horizontal and intended for the transport of: persons, persons and goods, goods alone if the car is accessible, that is to say, a person may enter it without difficulty, and fitted with controls situated inside the car or within reach of a person inside. Lifts moving along a fixed course even where they do not move along guides which are rigid shall fall within the scope of this Directive (for example, scissor lifts).
3. Also applies to the following safety components:
- Devices for locking landing doors.
- Devices to prevent falls to prevent the car from falling or unchecked upward movements.
- Overspeed limitation devices.
- Energy-accumulating shock absorbers:
- Energy-dissipating shock absorbers.
- Safety devices fitted to jacks of hydraulic power circuits where these are used as devices to prevent falls.
- Electric safety devices in the form of safety switches containing electronic components.
The Eurofins Modulo laboratory in Italy possesses complete testing capabilities and is able to provide lift (elevator) products with comprehensive consulting, testing and certification services.
- Full quality assurance (for lifts)
- EC type-examination of lifts
- Unit verification (for lifts)
- Product quality assurance (for lifts)
- Production quality assurance (for lifts)
- Final inspection (for lifts)
For Lift Safety Components
- Full quality assurance (for safety components)
- EC Type-examination of safety components
- Conformity to type with random checks (for safety components)
- Product quality assurance (for safety components)