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Directive 2014/33/EU - lifts and safety components for lifts

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

Objective

The aim of the Directive is to ensure the free movement of lifts in the EU market by fully harmonizing the essential health and safety requirements to which lifts and their safety components must conform in manufacture and prior to being placed on the market.

The Directive repeals its antecessor Directive, Dir 95/16/EC as of 20 April 2016.

Contents

This Directive applies to lifts permanently serving buildings and constructions and the safety components used in such lifts. Manufacturers of safety components and the installer of the lift are under an obligation to assess the hazards in order to identify all those which apply to their products; they must then design and construct them taking account of the assessment. The manufacturer must provide technical documentation for the lift and its components. Safe products must bear the CE conformity marking and freely circulate on the EU market while unsafe products shall be prevented from being imported.

The Directive establishes a conformity assessment procedure for the manufacturers and rules for the national authorities in charge with the supervision of the market access of lifts and components.

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Annex XIII: Repealed Directive with list of the successive amendments thereto / Time limits for transposition into national law and dates of application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 Dir 95/16/EC)

 

Read the consolidated version of this Directive (including corrections for certain languages)

Read the full text of this Directive (without corrections)

National measures implementating this Directive

Further information on this topic

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