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Legal obligations of the elevator operator

What legal obligations must an elevator operator comply with?
It is the duty of every owner (operator) of dedicated lifting equipment to contract the servicing of this equipment with a professional service organization that has the appropriate authorization and qualifications.
If the owner or operator fails to fulfil this obligation, he/she is in direct breach of his/her preventive responsibilities set out in Section 415 of the Civil Code.
Perhaps all owners of lifting equipment are aware of the considerable responsibility for its safe operation and technical condition. Transfer this considerable care and responsibility for your elevator to professionals. You will not only have a reliable and safe elevator, but also peace of mind that operations are safe and reliable.
A brief overview of the basic legislative framework relating to the operation of dedicated lifting equipment:
  • CSN 274002 - Safety regulations for elevators - Operation and servicing of elevators
    This standard specifies the basic requirements for the operation and servicing of elevators that are a permanent part of buildings.
  • EN 274007 - Safety rules for elevators - Inspection and testing of elevators in service
    This standard lays down the basic requirements for tests after substantial alterations and repairs and for professional tests and inspections of elevators in service. This standard applies to elevators that are a permanent part of buildings, unless legislation provides different requirements for them.
  • EN 274011 - Safety rules for the construction and installation of elevators - Substantial modifications to elevators
    This standard applies to the carrying out of substantial alterations to elevators in service intended for the transport or persons and goods. The standard specifies the minimum scope of requirements to be applied when a substantial change is carried out.
  • EN 81-80 and EN 115-2 - Removal of safety risks in elevators and escalators
    The most important part of the standard is the categorisation of risks into appropriate categories with deadlines for risk removal.
  • EN 81-72 - regulating requirements for fire elevators
    • Fire elevator - is defined as an elevator installed for stardard transport of persons with enhanced protection, control and signalling to enable its use with direct control by a fire brigade unit. Existing building fire safety standards have defined a fire elevator as an elevator that is intended to provide rapid transport of firefighting units and firefighting equipment (appliances) to all floors of a building, and it is recommended that it be designed so that it can be used during standard building operation.
    • Evacuation elevator - an elevator used for the evacuation of persons; its operation shall be safe for a specified period of time during a fire.