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Ensure the standard of your lifts with Lifts Directive 2014/33/EU

Aim higher with Lifts Directive (LD) certification.

LRQA provides a streamlined one-stop service to lead you through the assessment and certification process. We make the process run smoothly.

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The Lifts Directive (LD) applies to lifts permanently serving buildings and constructions. It also applies to safety components for use in such lifts. A 'lift' is defined as an appliance serving specific levels, having a car moving along guides which are rigid and inclined at an angle of more than 15 degrees to the horizontal and intended for the transport of:

  • Persons
  • Persons and goods
  • Goods alone if the car is accessible and fitted with controls situated inside the car or within reach of a person inside.
  • Lifts moving along a fixed course even where they do not move along rigid guides fall within the scope of the Directive (for example, scissor lifts).

If you are designing and manufacturing any of the defined safety components or are installing new lifts, you must comply with this directive.

What we offer

LRQA has the capability to cover most of the conformity assessment procedures for lifts and safety components, including: 

  • EC Design examination
  • Final inspection
  • Unit verification
  • Quality assurance module certification

What are the benefits?

LD certification is not only a mandatory safety standard you must comply with, but assessment also adds significant business and growth value, assuring that you are a reputable, transparent presence in the lifts sector.

Why choose LRQA?

LRQA has obtained accreditation in France (EU-27 Member State), and has been recognised for applying procedures that are widely tested and deliver positive results. LRQA France is Notified Body NoBo 2748.

Historically, LRQA was the first certification body to obtain accreditation in the UK and was a former UK Notified Body until 31/12/2020 (formerly NoBo 0088 before BREXIT). A pledge of our experience, expertise and professionalism to carry out your assessment. LRQA France benefits from this huge experience.

Our experts can help you complete assessment and certification in: 

  • EC Design Examination 
  • Unit Verification 
  • Final Inspection
  • Quality Assurance Model certification 

We have extensive experience of working with lift and component manufacturers, giving you peace of mind that your operation and safety management system is fit to clear certification, and ready for continuous improvement.

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