The aim of the Directive is to ensure the free circulation (trade) of lifts in the EU market by fully harmonizing the essential health and safety requirements that lifts and their safety components must comply with.
The Directive repeals its predecessor Directive 95/16/EC as of 20 April 2016.
This Directive applies to lifts installed in buildings and constructions and to the safety components used in such lifts. Manufacturers of safety components and installers of lifts are obliged to assess all hazards which apply to their products and then design and construct the lifts according to this assessment. The manufacturer must provide technical documentation for the lift and its components.
Safe products must bear the CE conformity marking in order to be permitted to be freely circulated in the EU market whilst unsafe products will be prevented from being imported.
The Directive establishes a conformity assessment procedure for manufacturers of lifts and components and rules for the national authorities in charge of supervising their market access.
Annex I: Essential safety and health requirements
Annex II: A. Content of the EU declaration of conformity for safety components for lifts / B. Content of the EU declaration of conformity for lifts
Annex III: List of safety components for lifts
Annex IV: EU type examination for lifts and safety components for lifts
Annex V: Final inspection for lifts
Annex VI: Conformity to type based on product quality assurance for safety components for lifts
Annex VII: Conformity based on full quality assurance for safety components for lifts
Annex VIII: Conformity based on unit verification for lifts
Annex IX: Conformity to type with random checking for safety components for lifts
Annex X: Conformity to type based on product quality assurance for lifts
Annex XI: Conformity based on full quality assurance plus design examination for lifts
Annex XII: Conformity to type based on production quality assurance for lifts
Annex XIII: Repealed Directive with list of the successive amendments thereto / Time limits for transposition into national law and dates of application
Annex XIV: Correlation table (with Directive 95/16/EC)