BSI are a Notified Body for the Lift Directive and through our testing and certification you can be sure that your lift systems or components can deliver the best in safety and reliability.
For products intended for sale in any of the European Member States it has been mandatory to comply with the Directive for sales of lifts and lift safety components since 1 July 1999.
The Directive is the legal requirements that have been written by the European Parliament in Brussels. Each Member State is then required to adopt the Directive 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 Directive before it became mandatory. Proof of compliance to the Directive 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 Directive is to reduce trade barriers among the member states and to maintain Health and Safety requirements at a high level.
The directive covers both safety components and whole lifts and covers the manufacture and installation of the lifts. The directive therefore applies to both manufactures and to installers of lifts.