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Directive 2014/33/EU - lifts and safety components for lifts (recast)

Directive 2014/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts and safety components for lifts (recast)

Objective

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.

Contents

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.

Annexes

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Annex XIII: Repealed Directive with list of the successive amendments thereto / Time limits for transposition into national law and dates of application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)

 

Read the full text of this Directive

National measures implementating this Directive

Further information on this topic

Information on lifts and on the Directive on the European Commission's website - DG Growth