EN 81-77:2022

Safety rules for the construction and installations of lifts - Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts - Part 77: Lifts subject to seismic conditions

Publication date:   Aug 17, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 25, 2022


CEN/TC 10 Lifts, escalators and moving walks

European Norm

91.120.25   Seismic and vibration protection | 91.140.90   Lifts. Escalators



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This document specifies the additional special provisions and safety rules for passenger and goods passenger lifts where these lifts are installed in buildings and constructions (hereinafter buildings) intended to withstand seismic events in compliance with EN 1998-1:2004 (Eurocode 8), during use, maintenance, inspection and emergency operation of lifts.
The aim of this document is to:
- avoid loss of life and reduce the extent of injuries;
- avoid people getting trapped in the lift;
- avoid damage;
- avoid environmental problems related to oil leakage;
- reduce the number of lifts out of service.
This document does not introduce any specific provisions and safety rules for lifts when ad ≤ 1 m/s2 as defined in Annex A.
This document does not address other risks due to seismic events (e.g. fire, flood, explosion).
This document is not applicable to lifts installed before the date of its publication.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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 (recast)

Life cycle


EN 81-77:2018


EN 81-77:2022
60.60 Standard published
May 25, 2022