Lifts - Kitemark and CE mark schemes

From domestic stairlifts to high-rise buildings lifts continue to be a vital part of any building project to ensure disabled access as well as to cater for the increase in high-rise building around the world. Through BSI testing and certification you can be sure that your lift systems or components can deliver the best in safety and reliability.

Since 1 July 1999, it has been mandatory for lifts and lift safety components for sale or transport in any of the European member states, to comply with the Directive (95/16/EC).   The Directive covers lifts, their safety components and their installation. CE marking of a product by a trusted body such as BSI proves your compliance credentials have been certified.

In addition to its Notified Body status, BSI is also a partner for joint testing projects conducted in China and Japan with SISE and NETEC, two of the main authorities for lifts.

Support services from the local operation in China and Japan means that BSI are available to all lift manufacturers in the area, in their own language and in their own local time. They provide a convenient and effective way for these manufacturers to establish or expand their presence in Europe and thereby grow their businesses.

List of standards for Lifts

  • BS 6277
    Insulated flexible cables for lifts and other flexible connections
  • EN 81
    Electric lifts 
  • ISO 9386-2: 2000 
    Power operated lifting platforms
  • Lift Directive 95/16/EC
    Certification for lift installations and safety components