2014/33 / EU - Elevators and safety components

A 2014/33 / EU elevator decree has been issued to ensure that elevators are put on the market in such a way as not to pose a health and safety risk to end users. This rule applies to elevators and elevator safety elements used in buildings.

A 2014/33 / EU elevator decree has been issued to ensure that elevators are put on the market in such a way as not to pose a health and safety risk to end users. This rule applies to elevators and elevator safety elements used in buildings.

The elevator directive has a dual purpose: to allow the free movement of elevators and safety elements for elevators, while ensuring that such products provide a high level of protection for people's health and safety. This Directive provides elevator installers and manufacturers of safety components with a wide range of conformity assessment procedures based on so-called “modules”. Thus, the Elevator Directive is a good example of a “Global and New Approach to Conformity Assessment”.

"Lift" means a device serving certain levels, having a carrier moving along rails that are rigid and inclined at an angle of more than 15 degrees horizontally, intended to be carried:

people,

people and goods and

the goods themselves, if the carrier is available, that is, the person can enter it without problems, and are equipped with controls located inside the carrier or within the reach of a person inside the carrier.

The directive does not actually define a “security component”. Most of the components of the elevator somehow contribute to its safe operation. However, safety components for elevators are components that are designed for safety, and not just for normal elevator operation. Safety components for elevators are listed in Annex IV of the Directive.

The visible CE marking symbol indicates that the elevator and safety components comply with the essential requirements of the Health and Safety Directive and have been subjected to an appropriate conformity assessment procedure. The best way to presume compliance with basic safety and health requirements is to apply harmonized standards, published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Most of the harmonized standards for elevators are developed by the CEN Technical Committee. CEN TC 10 has developed a specific numbering system for elevator standards, and the elevator family of standards has the common number EN 81.

CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRONIC CARD AND PANEL

PARTNERS SZUTEST with its experienced personnel issues a type-verification certificate by certifying electronic components, such as main boards, door bridge cards and emergency cards, in accordance with the requirements of EN 81-1 / 2 A3, primarily in Appendix H, Appendix F.6 , Annex F.8 and the applicable requirements of Articles 9 and 14 of the Lifts Directive 95/16 / EU. You can contact us for all your certification requirements for electronic elevator cards, including electromagnetic testing.

LIFT PANEL CONTROLS

We develop “Certificates of Compliance”, which demonstrate compliance with EN 81-1 / 2 A3 for your elevator control panels after checking and testing production, equipment compatibility and insulation resistance, with particular emphasis on unintentional vehicle movement and floor leveling requirements.

ASSESSMENT OF COMPLIANCE OF SAFETY COMPONENTS
Methods for assessing the compliance of security components are based on two stages; design and manufacture.

DESIGN PHASE

The security component of the model is transferred to an EC type check conducted by an authorized body (Annex VA, module B).

Compliance of the safety component of the model is assessed by the manufacturer, and the full quality assurance system operated by the manufacturer is approved by the authorized body (Appendix VII, module H).

PRODUCTION PHASE

If a model-type EC certificate is applied to the model’s security component, then the manufacturer should apply one of the following procedures to ensure that the security components produced are of an approved type:

Spot checks by the authorized body of samples of its products (Appendix XI, module C)

It operates a quality system approved by an authorized body for the final inspection and testing of safety components (Annex VIII, module E).

Regardless of the chosen conformity assessment procedure, the manufacturer is required to affix the CE marking on each safety component and draw up the EU Declaration of Conformity (Annex-2A).

ASSESSMENT OF LIFTS CONFORMITY
As in the case of safety components, conformity assessment methods for elevators consist of two stages: design and installation.

PRODUCTION PHASE

The lifting of the model is subject to EU type verification by an authorized body (Annex VB, module B)

Compliance with the elevator model is assessed by the installer, and the complete quality assurance system operated by the manufacturer must be approved by an authorized body (Appendix VII, module H).

The design of the elevator is subject to verification by the authorized unit (Annex VIII, module G).

If the project uses a full quality assurance system, but the project does not fully comply with the relevant harmonized standards, the authorized body should also carry out project inspection, and when compliance is ensured, the EU project Examination certificate is issued.

INSTALLATION PHASE

To verify that the elevator installation complies with the elevator design that was evaluated at the design stage, the elevator installer may choose one of the following alternative methods:

Elevator installation is subject to final inspection by an authorized body (Annex VI, Module G);

The elevator installer conducts final inspection and testing of an elevator installation in accordance with the product quality assurance system approved by the authorized body (Annex X, Module E);

The elevator installer performs the final inspection and testing of an elevator installation in accordance with the production quality assurance system approved by the authorized body (Appendix XI, Module D);

The elevator installer performs the final inspection and testing of the elevator installation in accordance with the approved full quality assurance system, which also covers the design phase (Appendix XI, Module H1).

For elevators that have been inspected by an authorized body, the same procedure covers the design and installation stages (Appendix VIII, Module G).

Whichever method of conformity assessment is required, the installer must attach the CE marking to each elevator and draw up the EC Declaration of Conformity (Appendix-2B).

As a result, the CE marking is applied clearly and indelibly in the elevator car on the same plate with the installer, serial number and type, as well as the year of installation.