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Lifts and Escalators

Lift your service level to world class standard

TÜV SÜD supports manufacturers and operators of lifts and escalators with a host of services to support them in meeting the safety requirements of national and international standards, expectation in service availability as well as their own vision to be a trusted and reliable brand. TÜV SÜD is qualified to serve the certification needs of all major global markets including the European Lift and Machinery Directive, ASME safety codes and EN standards.

Our services at a glance

Area

Services

Consulting

  • Review of design drawings and circuit diagrams
  • Review of strength calculation and structural analysis
  • Qualified technical statements based on ADIASYSTEM®, a computer based method to measure and document test results
  • Consultancy in the developments of assessment of risks reports
  • Support with tenders
  • Negotiations with manufacturers from design to installations
  • Expert witness services

Testing and product certification

  • Quality assurance during construction, manufacturing and installation
  • Conformity assessment as “Notified Body” as per European Lift Directive 95/16/EC and Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
  • Certification of Conformance as an "AECO" as per ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7
  • Certification Services as per ASME A17.1/CSA B44 including Type Tests, Engineering Tests, and Compliance Verifications
  • Risk and hazard assessment
  • Technical safety evaluation according to operating safety regulations
  • Energy efficiency certification of lifts according to VDI 4707
  • Function and proof load testing
  • EC type examination of safety components and model lifts
  • EC design examinations
  • Periodic testing
  • Certification of QA systems as per national and international standards (European directives, ASME safety codes, EN standards)
  • Assessment of remaining services life of drive units in lifting equipment
  • Report / certificate of the state of repair
  • Type examination test
    • Safety components
    • Standard lifts

Inspection

  • Inspection according to EN 81 series of standards
  • Compliance inspection against plans

Training

  • Training courses for lift wardens
  • Training courses for European Directives and Harmonized Standards for Lifts (Elevators) and Machinery
  • Training courses for the Application of the Performance-based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7