1.1 This standard specifies the safety rules for the construction and installation of permanently installed new electric lifts, with traction or positive drive, serving defined landings levels, having a vehicle designed to convey passengers or passengers and loads, suspended by ropes or chains and travelling in strait path along guide rails that are inclined at an angle of between 15° and 75° in relation to the horizontal.
1.2 In addition 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 electric lifts in existing buildings 1) 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 with guide rail inclination to the horizontal greater than 75° or lower than 15°.
f) safety during transport, installation, repairs, and dismantling of lifts.
g) installations with curves in a horizontal plan.
h) Lifts with rated speed ≤ 0.15 m/s.
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.
1.5 The scope of this standard has been deliberately limited in view of the current state of the art to such moving devices as the following:
Legislation related to this standard
40.98 Project deleted
Jan 9, 2012