Lifts and escalators

BSI standards and publications specify requirements for the construction, installation, inspection, safety, maintenance and testing of:

  • Passenger lifts
  • Goods lifts
  • Service lifts
  • Escalators
  • Moving walks.

Provision of lifts for disabled people is also covered (see BS 5655-6:2002), in the context of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

PD CEN/TR 81-10:2008
Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Basics and interpretations. System of the EN 81 series of standards

DD CEN/TS 81-82:2008
Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Existing lifts. Improvement of the accessibility of existing lifts for persons including persons with disability

BS EN 115-1:2008
Safety of escalators and moving walks. Construction and installation

BS 8486-1:2007 + Amendment 1:2011
Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN 81. Electric lifts

BS 8486-2:2007 + Amendment 1:2011
Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN 81. Hydraulic lifts


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