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EN81 Lift Standards
Scope of Application
LG1 - Conclusions and Comments
The appearance of these Guidelines and the removal of PM7 examinations appear to have caught out many persons, even those operating within the lift industry.
There is no doubt that in many cases they will improve the safety of many lifts in operation today.
It is considered likely that the cost of the new tests, together with the possibility of damage and the far from clear legal position, may dissuade many lift owners from carrying out the tests.
However, because owners are ultimately responsible for lifts under their control they should therefore consider the situation very carefully.
In order to reduce costs and unnecessary testing it is apparent that sensible procedures are followed.
An owner who can be seen to be following professional advice and guidance, from competant persons must in the long run be helping to protect themselves from danger of proecution.