2014/33 / EU – CE certification for elevators
The European Elevator Directive regulates the requirements for bringing elevator systems into circulation within the European Economic Area. It also applies to inclined elevators.
It is a European harmonization guideline in accordance with Article of the EC Treaty for the free movement of goods. Like all European directives, the Lifts Directive is addressed to the member states and it must therefore be implemented in national law by the individual member states. In Germany, this was done through the Equipment and Product Safety Act (GPSG) and the Elevator Ordinance based on it (12th Ordinance to the GPSG).
Elevators within the meaning of this guideline are elevators that move along rigid guides that are inclined by more than 15 ° from the horizontal
- for passenger transport
- for the transport of people and goods (freight elevator)
- provided the car is accessible (i.e. if a person can get into the car without difficulty) and has control devices located inside the car or within reach of a person located there, only for the transport of goods.
To meet the minimum requirements, the manufacturer can use a harmonized standard and can then assume that he meets the basic safety and health requirements (so-called presumption of conformity). However, he can also use other specifications if he can prove that he also fulfills the basic safety and health requirements.