BS 5900:2012 Powered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures. Specification
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BS 5900:2012

Powered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures. Specification

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : April 2012



What is this standard about?

BS 5900:2012 specifies requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, testing, maintenance and dismantling of new permanently installed electrically powered homelifts.

Who is this standard for?

  • Product designer
  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Lift installers/engineers
  • Maintenance staff and facilities managers
  • Testers
  • Users of homelifts

Why should you use this standard?

BS 5900:2012 provides guidance and the most up-to-date recommendations for homelifts that are installed in private dwellings and are intended for the transport of persons with impaired mobility, standing or seated, with or without a wheelchair.

The specifications cover structures travelling vertically between two predefined levels along a guided path where the inclination to the vertical does not exceed 15°, where the carrier is partially enclosed and at a speed no greater than 0.15m/s.

Although this standard is intended for new homelifts, it can also be used as guidance for the refurbishment and re-installation of existing homelifts.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • BS 5900:2012 has been fully revised by experts to bring it up to date with technological developments and industry best practice
  • The principal changes are to update the text to meet the essential health and safety requirements of the latest Machinery Directives and Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations
  • It supersedes BS 5900:1999 which is withdrawn

Standard NumberBS 5900:2012
TitlePowered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures. Specification
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 April 2012
Confirm Date01 August 2017
Cross ReferencesBS 476-20, BS 7671, BS EN 81-1:1998+A3:2009, BS EN 81-2:1998+A3:2009, BS EN 349, BS EN 953, BS EN 1363-1, BS EN 12015, BS EN 12016, BS EN 12183, BS EN 12184, BS EN 12385-4, BS EN 13411, BS EN 50214, BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009, BS EN 60529:1992, BS EN 60947-1:2007, BS EN 60947-4-1:2010, BS EN 60947-5-1:2004+A1:2009, BS EN ISO 12100, BS EN ISO 13857:2008, ISO 606, BS 6440, BS EN 81-40, BS EN 81-41, BS EN 81-70:2003, BS EN 1050, BS EN 13015, BS EN ISO 14121-1, DD CLC/TS 50134-7, 2006/42/EC, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008, Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operations Regulations 1998, The Building Regulations 2000
ReplacesBS 5900:1999
Draft Superseded By11/30194292 DC
DescriptorsVelocity, Locks, Loading, Installation, Electrically-operated devices, Jacks, Safety switches, Dimensions, Safety measures, Domestic, Circuits, Control systems, Entrances, Hydraulically-operated devices, Inspection, Chain drives, Passenger lifts, Purchasing, Safety devices, Pulleys, Marking, Design, Control devices, Doors, Certificates of conformity, Maintenance, Aids for the disabled, Ropes, Design calculations, Alarm systems, Lifts, Chainwheels, Electrical equipment, Braking systems, Electrical safety, Fire tests, Controllers
ISBN978 0 580 65633 0
File Size259 KB

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