Inspection and Certification of Lifts
An inspection of lifts involves a thorough and detailed examination of the lift and all its associated equipment. The aim of an inspection is to identify any defects which are, or might become dangerous, as well as the effectiveness and functionality of all safety components, to ensure the protection of the user.
It is vital that inspections of lifts are not confused with preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance usually involves replacing worn or damaged parts, topping up fluid levels and making corrections to ensure risks are minimised. Whilst inspections may review the maintenance being carried out for effectiveness, they are not intended to replace it.
Inspections of lifts include the following:
- landing and car doors and their interlocks,
- main drive system components,
- safety gear,
- suspension ropes,
- suspension chains,
- overload detection devices,
- braking systems and
Inspection and Certification of lifts by an independent and authorised Organization have been mandatory in Cyprus from 2003, and apply to all lifts being installed in houses, residence buildings, office buildings, large private projects, public venues, industrial sites, ships, etc.
TÜV CYPRUS is a Notified Body (NB 2261) for the inspection and certification of lifts according to the European directive 95/16/EC and the standards EN 81-1, 2 / 1998 (CE) as well as according to the national regulations Κ.Δ.Π 310/2003.
In addition, apart from mandatory inspections, TÜV CYPRUS in collaboration with TÜV HELLAS undertakes the following:
- Design approval and selection of equipment based on the intended use,
- Inspection during construction (project supervision),
- Inspections following significant lift modifications and expert evaluations,
- Special inspections by experts concerning components of lifts or specific operational requirements.