ADDRESSEES OF THE REGULATION
The manufacturer of the safety components or its representative and the installer of the lift must submit their products to a conformity assessment. The owner of the lift or his/her legal representative (for example, the property manager) is required to carry out periodic verifications every two years and, in some cases, extraordinary verifications.
ECO Certifications is Notified Body n. 0714 pursuant to Legislative Decree 162/99 and subsequent amendments for conformity assessments as per Annex V and VIII of Directive 2014/33/EU concerning testing, qualified as a “type A” Inspection Body accredited for periodic verifications on lifts and certification activities of lift systems for the purpose of the provisional agreement for reduced shelter spaces in the head and/or shaft.
Periodicity of the Verifications
Periodic safety verifications of lifts must be performed every two years.
Presidential Decree 162/99 also establishes the obligation to carry out an extraordinary verification for changes to the system that are neither ordinary nor extraordinary maintenance, for example, change in the speed, flow, stroke and type of drive, and replacement of the machinery, electric panel, landing doors and other main components.
Other reasons for extraordinary verification include: when the communication for the commissioning of lifts, hoists and lifting equipment to the municipality is carried out beyond the term of sixty days from the date of declaration of conformity of the plant, in the presence of a negative result of the previous periodic verification, or following an accident of considerable importance even if it did not result in injury.
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