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Brief Introduction of Directive 95/16/EC Lifts


Directive 95/16/EC Lifts

  1. For the purposes of this Directive, 'lift' shall mean an appliance serving specific levels, having a car moving along guides which are rigid and inclined at an angle of more than 15 degrees to the horizontal and intended for the transport of:
    • persons,
    • persons and goods,
    • goods alone if the car is accessible, that is to say, a person may enter it without difficulty, and fitted with controls situated inside the car or within reach of a person inside,
      Lifts moving along a fixed course even where they do not move along guides which are rigid shall fall within the scope of this Directive (for example, scissor lifts).
  2. The Directive shall not apply to:
    • cableways, including funicular railways, for the public or private transportation of persons,
    • lifts specially designed and constructed for military or police purposes,
    • mine winding gear,
    • theatre elevators,
    • lifts fitted in means of transport,
    • lifts connected to machinery and intended exclusively for access to the workplace,
    • rack and pinion trains,
    • construction-site hoists intended for lifting persons or persons and goods.
  3. For the purposes of this Directive:
    • the 'installer of a lift' shall mean the natural or legal person who takes responsibility for the design, manufacture, installation and placing on the market of the lift and who affixes the CE marking and draws up the EC declaration of conformity,
    • 'placing on the market of the lift' shall occur when the installer first makes the lift available to the user,
    • 'safety component' shall mean a component as listed in Annex IV,
    • the 'manufacturer of the safety components' shall mean the natural or legal person who takes responsibility for the design and manufacture of the safety components and who affixes the CE marking and draws up the EC declaration of conformity,
    • a 'model lift' shall mean a representative lift whose technical dossier shows the way in which the essential safety requirements will be met for lifts which conform to the model lift defined by objective parameters and which uses identical safety components.
  4. LIST OF SAFETY COMPONENTS
    1. Devices for locking landing doors.
    2. Devices to prevent car from falling or unchecked upward movements.
    3. Overspeed limitation devices.
      1. Energy-accumulating shock absorbers:
        • either non-linear,
        • or with damping of the return movement.
      2. Energy-dissipating shock absorbers.
    4. Safety devices fitted to jacks of hydraulic power circuits where these are used as devices to prevent falls.
    5. Electric safety devices in the form of safety switches containing electronic components.

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Requirements for Affixing of the CE Marking

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The CE Marking must be affixed to the product, to its data plate or, where this is not possible or not warranted due to the nature of the product, to its packaging, if any, and to the accompanying documents by the manufacturer, the authorized representative in the European Community or, in exceptional cases, by those responsible for placing the product on the market.

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The CE Marking is a kind of trade passport for the European marketplace: it allows the manufacturer to freely circulate their product throughout the 18 countries of the European Economic Area (EEA).

There is only one set of requirements and procedures to comply with in designing and manufacturing a product for the entire EEA. Various conflicting national regulations are eliminated. As a result, the product no longer needs to be adapted to the specific requirements of the different member states of the EEA.

In addition, it may be considered a benefit that by implementing the requirements, the product will be safer for the user and this may also reduce damage and liability claims.


The need of CE marking

The European CE certification procedure has been mainly set up to:
  • Harmonize all varying national regulations for consumer and industrial products in European Member States, so that the Single Market is encouraged;
  • Bring about cost savings for producers;
  • Enhance the safety of products;
  • Supply public bodies with a uniform procedure that can be checked.
With the help of the conformity assessment procedures, the authorities can ascertain that the products that are placed on the market comply with the requirements as stated in the regulations of the directives. The CE marking is consequently largely for the benefit of the authorities. However, safe products are also necessary for the end user in the work or consumer environment.

Requirements for Affixing of the CE Marking

The CE Marking must be affixed to the product, to its data plate or, where this is not possible or not warranted due to the nature of the product, to its packaging, if any, and to the accompanying documents by the manufacturer, the authorized representative in the European Community or, in exceptional cases, by those responsible for placing the product on the market.


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