Following the incorporation of the 2014/33/EU Directive, the CE mark represents a fundamental and obligatory requirement for the marketing and commissioning of lifts and the relative safety components. According to the directive, the manufacturers – installers are “responsible for the design, manufacturing, and installation” of the lifts and their components. It is up to them to declare the conformity and apply the CE mark. Before the commissioning, each lift installation must be subjected to the evaluation of conformity to the requirements of the Lift Directive 2014/33/EU.
The CE mark, according to Directive 2014/33/EU represents an obligatory requirement for the release onto the community market and commissioning of new lifts.
According to the Directive, the installers are responsible for the design, manufacturing, and installation of lifts: it is up to the installer to declare the conformity of the system, following one of the procedures outlined by the directive and apply the CE Mark.
The 2014/33/EU Directive applies to lifts in permanent service in buildings and facilities destined to transport:
It is also applied to the safety components for lifts listed in the Annex III and used in lifts indicated in the first clause.
Manufacturers and/or installers call upon, during the various phases of their activity, notified bodies, who are responsible for verifying and certifying the products and the installations, in order to be able to declare CE conformity.
ECO Certificazioni S.p.A. works as Notified body n. 0714 for the evaluation of the conformity of lifts according to the following procedures outlined in the Directive:
– Annex V “Final Exam”
– Annex VIII “Testing of the unit”
– Activities for the Certification of lift installations
The issuing of the certification therefore depends on the completeness and correctness of the dossier, documented by a test report, and on the correspondence of the product/system to the documentation evaluated.