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For products intended for sale in any of the European Member States, it has been mandatory to comply with the Instruction for sales of lifts and lift safety components since 1 July 1999.
The Instruction is the legal requirements that have been written by the European Parliament in Brussels. Each Member State is then required to adopt the Instruction into their own National statute laws. This has been done in the UK under Statutory Instrument 1997 No. 831 ‘The Lift Regulations 1997’, which came into force on 1 July 1997, effectively giving the Industry 2 years to adopt the Instruction before it became mandatory. Proof of compliance to the Instruction is indicated by the manufacturer (or his agent) of the safety component or the installer of the lift placing the CE marking on the product.
The purpose of the Instruction is to reduce trade barriers among the member states and to maintain Health and Safety requirements at a high level.
The instruction covers both safety components and whole lifts and covers the manufacture and installation of the lifts. The instruction therefore applies to both manufactures and to installers of lifts.