SS-EN-81-1 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Part 1: Electric lifts

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1.1 This standard specifies the safety rules for the construction and installation of permanently installed new electric lifts, with traction or positive drive, serving defined landing levels, having a car designed for the transportation of persons or persons and goods, suspended by ropes or chains and moving between guide rails inclined not more than 15° to the vertical. 1.2 In addition to the requirements of this standard supplementary requirements shall be considered in special cases (potentially explosive atmosphere, extreme climate conditions, seismic conditions, transporting dangerous goods, etc.). 1.3 This standard does not cover: a) lifts with drives other than those stated in 1.1; b) installation of electric lifts in existing buildings2) to the extent that space does not permit; c) important modifications (see annex E) to a lift installed before this standard is brought into application; d) lifting appliances, such as paternosters, mine lifts, theatrical lifts, appliances with automatic caging, skips, lifts and hoists for building and public works sites, ships' hoists, platforms for exploration or drilling at sea, construction and maintenance appliances; e) installations where the inclination of the guide rails to the vertical exceeds 15°; f) safety during transport, installation, repairs, and dismantling of lifts; g) lifts with rated speed ? 0.15 m/s. However, this standard may usefully be taken as a basis. Noise and vibrations are not dealt with in this standard because these are not relevant to the safe use of the lift. 1.4 This standard does not specify the additional requirements necessary for the use of lifts in case of fire.

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SS-EN 81-1+A3:2010

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Publication Date

Jan. 15, 2010



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International Equivalent

EN 81-1:1998+A3:2009(IDT)