EN 81-1:1998

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Part 1: Electric lifts

Publication date:   Sep 12, 2003

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Dec 23, 2009


CEN/TC 10 Lifts, escalators and moving walks

European Norm

91.140.90   Lifts. Escalators



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1.1 This standard specifies the safety rules for the construction and installation of permanently installed new hydraulic lifts serving defined landing levels, having a car designed for the transportation of persons or persons and goods, suspended by jacks, ropes or chains and moving between guide rails inclined not more than 15ø to the vertical. 1.2 In addiction to the requirements of this standard supplementary requirements shall be considered in special cases (potentially explosive atmosphere, extreme climate conditions, seismic conditions, transporting dangerous goods, etc.). 1.3 This standard does not cover: a) lifts with drives other than those stated in 1.1; b) installation of hydraulic lifts in existing buildings 2) to the extent that space does not permit; c) important modifications (see annex E) to a lift installed before this standard is brought into application; d) lifting appliances, such as paternosters, mine lifts, theatrical lifts, appliances with automatic caging, skips, lifts and hoists for building and public works sites, ships' hoists, platforms for exploration or drilling at sea, construction and maintenance appliances; e) installations where the inclination of the guide rails to the vertical exceeds 15ø; f) safety during transport, installation, repairs, and dismanting of lifts. However, this standard may usefully be taken as a basis. Noise and vibrations are not dealt with in this standard because these are not relevant to the safe use of the lift. 1.4 This standard does not specify the additional requirements necessary for the use of lifts in case of fire. 2) Existing building is a building which is used or was already used before the order for the lift was placed. A building whose internal structure is completely renewed is considered as a new building.

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EN 81-1:1998
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Dec 23, 2009