Initial and Periodic Lift Inspections

Inspections / Certifications of Lifts:

The inspection of an elevator includes a detailed examination of the lift and all related equipment. The purpose of the inspection is to identify any defects that are or may be hazardous and to examine the effectiveness and functionality of all security components to ensure the protection of users.

It is important that the inspections of the lifts can not be confused with preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance usually involves replacing worn or damaged parts, completion of oil and corrections to ensure the minimization of risks.

The inspections of elevators consider the following:

  • type of suspension,
  • machinery engine
  • pulleys,
  • chamber guides and counterweight,
  • shaft door locks and chamber
  • gripper,
  • buffers,
  • speed limiter,
  • pump and piston,
  • rupture valve

Inspections / Certifications of lifts by an independent and authorized organization is compulsory in Cyprus since 2004 and applied to all the lifts that have been installed in homes, offices, in large private projects, in public spaces, industrial facilities, ships, etc.

TÜV CYPRUS is notified body (NB 2261)

for the inspection and certification of lifts in accordance with the European Directive 2014/33/EU, the Standards EN 81-1: 1998 + A3: 2009, EN 81-1: 1998 + A3: 2009, EN 81-20: 2014 and EN 81-50: 2014 and national legislation K.D.P. 310/2003 and 429/2008 K.O.P.

Also, TÜV CYPRUS is Authorized Inspection Body from the Department of Labour Inspection (DLI) for the periodical inspection of lifts in accordance with Regulations K.D.P. 533/2012 in force from 08/2012 and compels each lift owner to arrange the periodic inspection of the machine at least once every 24 months.

Apart from the mandatory inspections of lifts, TÜV CYPRUS undertakes:

  • Control of the study and the choice of equipment based on the intended use of the lifts,
  • Inspection during construction (project supervision)
  • Special inspections after significant modifications of lifts and valuations,
  • Special inspections by qualifiedengineers in parts of the lift or on specific functional requirements (quality traffic, noise, etc.)
Papaflessa 2, 2235 Latsia, Nicosia, Cyprus
P.O.Box: 20732, 1663 Nicosia, Cyprus