All conventional Passenger carrying lifts installed in the UK and Europe must meet the essential health and safety requirements of the EU Lifts Directive. This is generally achieved by design and manufacturing to EU Standard EN81-20. These standards define dimensional constraints on the lift shaft, particularly referring to the areas of the lift shaft that present a crushing hazard, above and underneath the lift car.
Problems exist when shallow pit and low-headroom issues mean these dimensional constraints cannot be met.
Our range of Specialist Passenger Lifts has been specifically engineered to mitigate the issues caused by these dimensional constraints while also fully complying with either EN81-21 or the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
- Lifts Directive Passenger Lifts
- Machinery Directive Passenger Lifts
Important: Lifts manufactured under EN81-21 can be used in existing buildings with reduced pit and headroom dimensions but do require derogation by prior approval from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). If in doubt consult your Lift Regulations Notified Body for advice.