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United Kingdom - Lifts Regulations 2016

Lift up your business with the UKCA Certification for lifts and related safety components

The ‘Lifts Regulations 2016’ set out the requirements which must be met before products within their scope can be placed on the UK market. Manufacturers and installers need to prove safety of their products by meeting ‘essential health and safety requirements’. The ‘Lifts Regulations 2016’ define the roles and state the obligations of installers, manufacturers, authorised representatives, importers or distributors of the products, and the applicable conformity assessment procedures. The UK will allow CE marked lifts and their components that have been either self-declared as compliant (where permissible) or where compliance must and has been demonstrated through assessment by an EU-recognised conformity assessment body (notified body) to be placed on the GB market until 31 December 2022. Different requirements may apply in Northern Ireland. TUV Rheinland is in the process of becoming a UK Approved Body for the Lifts Regulations 2016. Make use of our more than 25 years experience as a Notified Body to the EU Lift Directive (2014/33/EU).

Detailed Information

Technical aspects Safety
Market surveillance Yes
Obligation Mandatory
Factory inspection No
Sample testing Yes

​5 years

Product Scope

The 'Lift Regulations 2016' apply to lifts permanently serving buildings or constructions and safety components for use in such lifts. Such safety components cover:

  • Devices for locking landing doors
  • Devices to prevent falls to prevent the car from falling or uncontrolled movements
  • Overspeed limitation devices
  • Energy-accumulating buffers
  • Safety devices fitted to jacks of hydraulic power circuits where these are used as devices to prevent falls
  • Electric safety devices in the form of safety circuits containing electronic components

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