EN 81-3:2000+A1:2008

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Part 3: Electric and hydraulic service lifts

Publication date:   Apr 22, 2009

General information

90.92 Standard to be revised   Jun 7, 2021


CEN/TC 10 Lifts, escalators and moving walks

European Norm

91.140.90   Lifts. Escalators



Language in which you want to receive the document.


1.1 This standard specifies the safety rules for the construction and installation of permanently installed new electric service lifts with traction or positive drive, or hydraulic service lifts defined as lifting equipment, serving defined landing levels, having a car, the interior of which is regarded as inaccessible to persons on account of its dimensions and means of construction, suspended by ropes or chains or supported by a ram and moving between rigid vertical guide rails or guide rails whose inclination to the vertical does not exceed 15° and driven electrically or hydraulically.
This standard covers service lifts with rated load not exceeding 300 kilogrammes and not intended to move persons.
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) service lifts with drives other than stated in 1.1;
b) important modifications (see annex E) to a service lift installed before this standard is brought into application;
c) lifting appliances, such as paternosters, mines lifts, theatrical lifts, appliances with automatic caging, skips and hoists for building and public works sites, ships’ hoists, platforms for exploration or drilling at sea, construction and maintenance appliances;
d) installations where the inclination of the guide rails to the vertical exceeds 15°;
e) safety during transport, installation, repairs and dismantling of service lifts;
f) the use of glass for the walls of the well, for the car and for the landing doors including the vision panels.
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 service lift.
Fire propagation is not dealt with in this standard.
1.4 To satisfy the condition of inaccessibili

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard




Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


Life cycle


EN 81-3:2000+A1:2008
90.92 Standard to be revised
Jun 7, 2021


EN 81-3:2000+A1:2008/AC:2009


prEN 81-30