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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2

ELA Information Day


December 8
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, 2010 Brussels
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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2
Drivers
To incorporate the remaining comments from the
Formal Vote on 1998 edition of the standard

Request from the Lift Working Group to review the
requirements on safety spaces

Request from the EU Commission to include relevant
requirements related to special tools and software

Input and Recommendations for Use (RfU) from the
Notified Bodies for Lifts (NBL)

Alignment to the Lifts Directive that is amended by
the New Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC)

Alignment to the requirements of the recent EN
standards, such as EN 81-70 and EN 81-28
Evolution of the state of the art for safety: examples of input
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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2
Drivers
More than 80 CEN Interpretation on current edition

Three amendments since 1998, A1, A2 and A3

Input from European interest groups, such as ELA,
ELCA, EFESME, NORMAPME, NBL, EU Commission,
etc.

Contribution and requests from non-European interest
groups from Asia Pacific, North America, etc.

ISO/TC 178 work on harmonization of International
standards

New technologies and current state of the art
User experience: examples of input
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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2
Drivers
Complete incorporation of three amendments to the
body of the standards

Remove redundancies of text EN 81-1 and EN 81-2

Consolidate clauses within the standard

Formulate the text clearly to prevent
misunderstandings

Simplify the maintenance of the standards

Compliance to the standardisation requirements
established by CEN, such as Guide 414 (ISO Guide
78), Guide 4, Guide 6 and Guide 12
Ease of use: examples of input
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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2
International Cooperation
Worldwide Acceptance of EN 81-1 and EN 115 Standards (2009)
Legend:
EN81-1 and EN 115
As National standard, or
National standards are based on, or
Are accepted besides other
international standards
Sydney
Tokyo
Beijing
Moscow
Cape Town
Brussels
New York
Sao Paulo
Singapore
Mexico Dubai National standards
based on EN 81-1 &
EN 115 in preparation
Worldwide Acceptance of EN 81-1 and EN 115 Standards (2009)
Legend:
EN81-1 and EN 115
As National standard, or
National standards are based on, or
Are accepted besides other
international standards
Sydney
Tokyo
Beijing
Moscow
Cape Town
Brussels
New York
Sao Paulo
Singapore
Mexico Dubai National standards
based on EN 81-1 &
EN 115 in preparation
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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2
International Cooperation
7%
63%
30%
Europe
Russia
Middle East
Asia Pacific
America
New lifts and escalator market 445,000 units
Lifts and escalators worldwide market (2009)
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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2
International Cooperation
Promoting and harmonizing the level of safety around
the world

Establishing common technical understanding for the
entire profession

Improving the efficiency of the industry with benefits for
all stakeholders

Maintaining harmonization is an important factor for
development and growth of the industry
Unique opportunity for harmonization of regional codes
Direct involvement and engagement of the main non-European
users in the revision of EN 81-1&2 is a must
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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2
International Cooperation
Specific Ad Hoc Group (AH17) has been formed byCEN/TC 10 and ISO/TC
178 resolutions at the beginning of 2008

Members
CEN/TC 10 Chairman
CEN/TC 10 Secretary
ISO appointed members
CEN/TC 10/WG1 Convenor
Convenors of the Ad Hoc Groups

ISO appointed members from
China
United States
Korea
Japan
PALEA

International cooperation working group

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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2
International Cooperation
Collect comments, suggestions, requirements and
incorporate those in the revision process

Exchange information on content and progress of the
revision

Disseminate the information at the National level
through the ISO participants

Collect and manage the comments during CEN
Enquiry and Formal Vote

Coordinate schedule of application of the revised
standards

Remove the current differences as much as possible
and align the National standards
Objectives of international cooperation working group
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The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2
The Aim for the Future
Success of European New Approach to technical legislations

Global interest within the lift profession to introduce similar concept in other
regions of the world

ISO/TC 178 has been developing ISO 22559 series of standards as necessary
tools
ISO/TS 22559-1 (GESRs)
ISO/TS 22559-2 (GSPs)
ISO/DTS 22559-3 & ISO/DTS 22559-4 (GCAP)

To complete this set of tools, a prescriptive standard is needed

The revised edition of EN 81-1&2 provides an ideal basis for the ISO global
prescriptive standard (ISO 22559- XX)
ISO prescriptive standard for lifts