TÜV SÜD’s lift experts are authorised to carry out EU type examination of safety components according to the new Lift Directive. The examination is part of the required conformity assessment, and thus one of the essential requirements for products to be permitted to bear the CE marking and enter the EU Single Market. At interlift 2015, which will be held from 13 to 16 October 2015 in Augsburg, TÜV SÜD will inform about this issue (Hall 5, Stand 5141).
“Safety components such as locking devices, safety gears and speed governors make lifts one of the safest means of transport worldwide”, says Dieter Roas, Business Unit Manager Lifts and Cranes at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH. “The European Union takes this into account by defining special requirements for these components.” Manufacturers must have their products and their quality assurance systems inspected annually by a third party, such as TÜV SÜD. In addition, they must establish an internal system for the assurance and surveillance of a consistent level of quality. Finally, the manufacturer must affix the CE marking and the ID number of the Notified Body responsible for surveillance of the quality-assurance system to the component.
Passport for entering the European market
“We carry out detailed assessment of all components according to the applicable regulatory acts and standards to ensure their reliable functioning”, says Achim Janocha, Head of the Certification Body for Lifts and Cranes at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service and expert in EU type examination. ”We review all technical documents and drawings and carry out the required tests specified in EN 81-1 and/or EN 81-20.“ The results are then summarised in a detailed TÜV SÜD test report. Only after the issue of an
EU type certification certificate does the safety component fulfil the required criteria and can be placed on the EU market.
Further information on the EU type examination of lift safety components can be found at: www.tuev-sued.de/is.
Press-contact: Dr Thomas Oberst