EN 81-21:2022

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Lifts for the transport of persons and goods - Part 21: New passenger and goods passenger lifts in existing building EN 81-21:2022

Publication date:   Aug 17, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 25, 2022


CEN/TC 10 Lifts, escalators and moving walks

European Norm

91.140.90   Lifts. Escalators



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This document specifies the safety rules related to passenger and goods/passenger lifts installed in existing buildings where limitations enforced by certain building constraints mean that some requirements of EN 81-20:2020 cannot be met.
It addresses the following constraints and gives requirements for alternative solutions:
- existing perforate walls of the lift well;
- reduction in available well are leading to reduced distance between car, counterweight or balancing weight;
- counterweight or balancing weight in a separate existing well;
- reduced building dimensions and clearances leading to:
- reductions in available space for headroom and pit;
- reduced car roof balustrade dimensions;
- reduced height of sill apron;
- reduced height of machine and/or pulley room;
- reduced available area for access door/trap door;
- reduction in available height of landing doors.
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 81-21:2018


EN 81-21:2022
60.60 Standard published
May 25, 2022