Lift Directive

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

In general, in order for a product to be freely placed on the market, it must comply with the safety requirements set by EU directives and required by specific regulations. The EU directives establish that, for certain types of product, the manufacturer needs a specific certification of the product itself before being able to proceed with the sale and placing on the market.
To obtain this certification, it is possible to contact a Notified Body, thus undertaking the path of MANDATORY CERTIFICATION.
Other types of products, on the other hand, do not require mandatory certification. In this case the manufacturer places the product on the market under their own responsibility, ensuring compliance with all the fixed legislative requirements.

Directive 2014/33/EU of 26 February 2014, for the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts and safety components for lifts, officially entered into force on 20 April 2016, definitively replacing the 95/16/EC Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 June 1995.
This Directive shall apply to lifts permanently serving buildings and constructions intended for the transporting of:

  1. people;
  2. people and goods;
  3. goods alone if the carrier is accessible, that is to say a person may enter it without difficulty, and fitted with controls situated inside the carrier or within reach of a person inside the carrier.

It also applies to the safety components for lifts listed in Annex III used in the lifts referred to in the first paragraph.
In general:

  • a lift may be placed on the market and put into service only if correctly installed, subjected to adequate maintenance and used according to their intended use, satisfying the requirements of this directive;
  • safety components for lifts can be made available on the market and put into service only if correctly assembled, properly maintained and used according to their intended use, meeting the requirements of this directive.

When placing a lift on the market, installers ensure that it has been designed, manufactured, installed and tested in accordance with the essential health and safety requirements set out in Annex I. Upon issuing their safety components for lifts on the market, manufacturers shall ensure that they have been designed and manufactured in accordance with Article 5 (2).
In this context, it is possible to contact Vericert for the following types of EC Certification of lifts according to Presidential Decree 162/99 and Presidential Decree 214/2010:

  1. EC certification according to Annex V

Final testing of lifts

  1. EC certification according to Annex VIII

Module G – Conformity based on the verification of the unit on the lifts

  1. Certification issued pursuant to paragraph 1, letter a) of Presidential Decree 8/2015

Not applicable to plants

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