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New European standards for lifts (EN 81-20 and EN 81-50)

The standards EN 81-1 and EN 81-2 that were introduced in 1998 have been replaced by two new European standards - EN 81-20 and EN 81-50. These new standards apply to all lifts taken into use from 1 September 2017.

Both of the new standards are regulated by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the new standards aim to improve accessibility, safety and comfort for lift passengers and those required to service installations.

Some of the key technical changes are categorised below as follows:

For further details on the EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 click here.

Alternatively, if you need further information on making buildings accessible, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on (01) 415 12 85 or e-mail [email protected].