Directive 2014/33/UE (ex 95/16/EC), became law on 20st April 2016 , defines the assessment procedure of lifts conformity with the essential safety requirements mentioned in Annex I. It establishes also the obligatory nature of the CE mark for marketing and commissioning of all devices installed from 1st July 1999. The term “lift” refers to all devices employed for the simultaneous or separate transport of people and things that connect separate floors through a machine that travels along fixed runners with a vertical orientation of more than 15 degrees.
The Directive stipulates that before putting on the market, each lift and safety component has to be constructed, installed and tested by implementing one of the procedures listed in the various annexes to the directive.
The installer is responsible for designing, manufacturing, installation and marketing of the lift. He composes the Declaration Conformity taking into account the specifications given in the Annex, and he keeps a copy for 10 years from the date of lift’s marketing. CE marking must be clearly visible on every lift car and on each safety component. The Conformity Assessment procedures are carried out by authorized bodies and notified to the European Community in possession of the requirements indicated in the Directive.
Lifts and Construction products Directive was implemented by Italian government through the Decree no.162 of President of the Republic dated 30 April 1999. This decree lays down the rules for implementation of Directive 95/16/EC on lifts and simplification of procedures for granting permits for elevators and hoists, as well as of its operating license. (Official Journal 134 of 10.06.1999).
The article 13 of Presidential Decree concerning periodic verifications requires the owner of the building or his legal representative to carry out Regular Maintenance Servicing of installed system and to submit it to periodic checks every 2 years.
Further inspection activities on plants elevators, pursuant to art. 14 of the decree are carried out in case of changes, replacements of main components or accidents.
The Directive defines that such periodic verification of lifts and hoists will complied by: technical engineering graduates; ARPA, when it is given that competence in accordance with rules of implementation of the regional law 61 of 21 January 1994; the work Provincial Directorate of the Ministry of labour and social welfare, responsible for the area for systems installed in industrial plants or farms; notified Certification Bodies under the Regulation for conformity assessments in Annexes VI and X of the Directive (now Annexes V and VIII of the Directive 2014/33/UE)
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