EN 81-73:2020

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts - Part 73: Behaviour of lifts in the event of fire EN 81-73:2020

Publication date:   Oct 14, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Jul 22, 2020


CEN/TC 10 Lifts, escalators and moving walks

European Norm

13.220.50   Fire-resistance of building materials and elements | 91.140.90   Lifts. Escalators



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This document specifies the special provisions and safety rules describing the behaviour of lifts in the event of fire in a building, on the basis of a recall signal(s) to the lift(s) control system.
This document applies to new passenger lifts and goods passenger lifts with all types of drives. However, it may be used as a basis to improve the safety of existing passenger and goods passenger lifts.
This document does not apply to:
- lifts that remain in use in the event of fire, e.g. firefighters lifts as defined in EN 81-72:2020,
- lifts used for the evacuation of a building.

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 81-73:2016


EN 81-73:2020
60.60 Standard published
Jul 22, 2020