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CORE LIST OF STANDARDS

Reference and title of standard Directive* Comments
BS EN 81-1: 1998 +A3: 2009; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Part 1: Electric lifts LD To be replaced by EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 from 2014
BS EN 81-2: 1998 +A3: 2009; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Part 2: Hydraulic lifts LD To be replaced by EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 from 2014
BS EN 81-3: 2000 +A1: 2008; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Part 3: Electric and hydraulic service lifts MD  
BS EN 81-21: 2009; 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 LD See National foreword in relation to refuge spaces and BIS derogation
BS EN 81-28: 2003; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Lifts for the transport of persons and goods – Part 28: Remote alarm on passenger and goods passenger lifts LD -
BS EN 81-40: 2008; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Special lifts for the transport of persons and goods - Part 40: Stairlifts and inclined lifting platforms intended for persons with impaired mobility MD  
BS EN 81-41: 2010; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Special lifts for the transport of persons and goods - Part 41: Vertical lifting platforms intended for use by persons with impaired mobility MD Note – this standard is for enclosed lift wells only
BS EN 81-58: 2003; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Examination and tests – Part 58: Landing doors fire resistance test LD This has been accepted in Building Regulations.
BS EN 81-70: 2003 +A1: 2004; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts- Part 70: Accessibility to lifts for persons including persons with disability LD  
BS EN 81-71: 2005+A1:2006; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Particular applications to passenger lifts and goods passenger lifts - Part 71: Vandal resistant lifts LD  
BS EN 81-72: 2003; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts – Part 72: Firefighters lifts LD Currently under revision
BS EN 81-73: 2005; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts: Behaviour of lifts in the event of fire LD  
BS EN 81-80: 2003; Rules for the improvement of safety of existing passenger and goods passenger lifts    
DD CEN/TS EN 81-82: 2008; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Existing lifts – Part 82: Improvement of the accessibility of existing lifts for persons including persons with disability    
DD CEN/TS EN 81-83; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Existing lifts – Part 83: Rules for the improvement of the resistance against vandalism    
BS EN 115-1: 2008 +A1: 2010; Safety of escalators and moving walks - Part 1: Construction and installation MD  
BS EN 115-2: 2010; Safety of escalators and moving walks – Rules for the improvement of safety of existing escalators and moving walks    
BS EN ISO 9001: 2008; Quality management systems. Requirements    
BS EN 13015: 2001 +A1:2008; Maintenance for lifts and escalators - Rules for maintenance instructions LD, MD  
BS ISO 14798: 2009; Lifts (elevators), escalators and moving walks. Risk assessment and reduction methodology    
BS 5655-6: 2011; Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for the selection, installation and location of new lifts.    
BS 5655-11: 2005; Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for the undertaking of modifications to existing electric lifts.    
BS 5655-12: 2005; Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for the undertaking of modifications to existing hydraulic lifts.    
BS 5656-1: 1997; Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and passenger conveyors. Specification and proformas for test and examination of new installations   Does not reflect the needs of latest EN 115; new revision required
BS 5656-2: 2004; Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and passenger conveyors. Code of practice for the selection, installation and location of new escalators and moving walks    
BS 5900: 2012; Powered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures – Specification   Replaces 1999 revision.
BS 6440: 2011; Powered vertical lifting platforms having non-enclosed or partially enclosed liftways intended for use by persons with impaired mobility    
BS 7255: 2001; Code of practice for safe working on lifts   New revision expected in 2012
BS 7801: 2011; Escalators and moving walks. Code of practice for safe working on escalators and moving walks.    
BS 8486-1: 2007 +A1: 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 +A1: 2011; Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN 81. Hydraulic lifts    
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety management systems. Requirements
BS OHSAS 18002:2008Occupational health and safety management systems. Guidelines for the implementation of OHSAS 18001:2007
BS EN ISO 14001:2004 BS EN ISO 14001:2004. Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use

OTHER STANDARDS WHICH MIGHT BE RELEVANT TO YOUR BUSINESS

Reference and title of standard Directive Comments
PD CEN/TR 81-10: 2008; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Basics and interpretations. Part 10: System of the EN 81 series of standards    
DD CEN/TS 81-11: 2011; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Basics and interpretations. Part 11: Interpretations related to EN 81 family of standards    
BS EN 81-31: 2010; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Lifts for the transport of goods only. Part 31: Accessible goods only lifts MD  
BS EN 81-43: 2009; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Special lifts for the transport of persons and goods - Part 43: Lifts for cranes MD  
DD CEN/TS 81-76: 2011; Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Evacuation of disabled persons using lifts   See national foreword - for evacuation lifts, the requirements of Annex G of BS 9999 apply.
PD CEN/TR EN 115-3: 2009; Part 3: Correlation between EN 115:1995 and its amendments and EN 115-1:2008    
BS EN 627: 1996; Specification for data logging and monitoring of lifts, escalators and passenger conveyors    
BS EN 1570-1:2011; Safety requirements for lifting tables - Part 1: Lifting tables serving up to two fixed landings MD  
BS EN 1634-1: 2008; Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware    
BS EN 12015: 2004; Electromagnetic compatibility – Product family standard for lifts, escalators and passenger conveyors – Emission EMC Note – not harmonised under LD
BS EN 12016: 2004 +A1: 2008; Electromagnetic compatibility – Product family standard for lifts, escalators and passenger conveyors – Immunity LD, EMCD, MD  
BS EN ISO 12100: 2010; Safety of machinery. General principles for design. Risk assessment and risk reduction.    
BS EN 12158-1:2000 +A1:2010; Builders' hoists for goods - Part 1: Hoists with accessible platforms MD  
BS EN 12158-2: 2000 +A1:2010; Builders' hoists for goods - Part 2: Inclined hoists with non-accessible load carrying devices MD  
BS EN 12159: 2000 +A1:2009; Builders hoists for persons and materials with vertically guided cages MD  
BS EN 12385-3: 2004 +A1:2008; Steel wire ropes - Safety - Part 3: Information for use and maintenance LD, MD  
BS EN 12385 -5: 2002; Steel wire ropes – Safety – Part 5: Stranded ropes for lifts LD  
BS EN 13411-6: 2004 +A1:2008; Terminations for steel wire ropes - Safety - Part 6: Asymmetric wedge socket MD Note – not harmonised under LD
BS EN 13411-7: 2006 +A1:2008; Terminations for steel wire ropes - Safety - Part 7: Symmetric wedge socket LD, MD  
BS EN ISO 14121-1: 2007; Safety of machinery. Risk assessment. Principles    
BS EN 50214: 2006; Flat polyvinyl chloride sheathed flexible cables    
BS EN 60204-1: 2006 +A1: 2009; Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines -- Part 1: General requirements MD This will be referenced from the new EN 81-20
IEC 60204-1:2005 (Modified)    
DD 222: 1996; Specification for rack and pinion lifts   Draft for development
DD 265: 2008; Protocol for communications between a lift alarm system and an alarm receiving station (rescue centre) - Specification   Draft for development
BS 476-22: 1987; Fire tests on building materials and structures. Part 22 Methods for determination of fire resistance of non-load bearing elements of construction.   Not suitable for new lifts unless subject to approval by a Notified Body
BS 7671: 2008 +A1: 2011; Requirements for electrical installations. The IET Wiring Regulations.    
BS 8300: 2009 +A1: 2010; Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. Code of practice    
BS 9991: 2011; Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice    
BS 9999: 2008; Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings    
BS ISO 4190-1: 2010; Lift (elevator) installation. Class I, II, III and VI lifts.    
BS ISO 4190-2: 2001; Lift (elevator) installation. Class IV lifts.    
ISO 7465: 2007; Passenger and service lifts – Guide rails for lifts and counterweights – T-type    
BS EN ISO 13857: 2008; Safety of Machinery. Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs    
BS ISO 14798: 2009; Lifts (elevators), escalators and moving walks. Risk assessment and reduction methodology    
BS ISO 18738: 2003; Lifts (elevators). Measurement of ride quality   New part 1 (lifts) and part 2 expected soon
ISO/DIS 25745-1; Energy performance of lifts, escalators and moving walks – Part 1: Energy measurement and conformance  

* LD = The Lifts Directive 95/16/EC, MD = Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

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  • Specifications
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  • Modifying existing lifts
  • Vandal resistant lifts
  • Safe working
  • Emergency situations

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