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Safety requirements for passenger and goods electric lifts to safeguard passengers and maintenance personnel against injury. Covers the mechanical and electrical construction of the lift, the relevant structural features of the building in which it is installed and subsequent examination and testing.

Cross References:
BS 4794:Part 1
BS 5424:Part 1
BS 5490
BS 5655:Part 6
BS 5655:Part 10
BS 5655:Part 11
BS 5900
BS 5901
BS 6004
BS 6007
BS 6500
BS 6977
PD 6500
ISO 834
ISO 2532
CENELEC HD 384-4-41
84/528/EEC


Replaces BS 5655-1:1979, which remains current until amendments to the technical annex of EEC Directive 84/529/EEC have been made.

Replaced by BS EN 81-1:1998 but remains current until the implementation of the EU Lift Directive. Until 1 July 1999 new lift installations can conform to either this British Standard or to BS EN 81-1:1998. After 1 July 1999 BS 5655-1:1986, together with BS 5655-11:1989 will apply only for modernization of existing lift installations and BS EN 81-1:1998 will apply to all new installations.

Incorporates the following:
AMD 5840 published 29 September 1989
 

Document History

  1. BS EN 81-20:2014


    Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

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  2. BS 11/30251717 DC


    BS EN 81-20. Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Part 20. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

    • Historical Version
  3. BS EN 81-1:1998


    Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Electric lifts

    • Historical Version
  4. BS EN 81-2:1998+A3:2009


    Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Hydraulic lifts

    • Historical Version
  5. BS EN 81-2:1998


    Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Hydraulic lifts

    • Historical Version
  6. BS EN 81-1:1998+A3:2009


    Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Electric lifts

    • Historical Version
  7. BS 5655-2:1988


    Lifts and service lifts. Safety rules for the construction and installation of hydraulic lifts

    • Historical Version
  8. BS 5655-1:1986

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    Lifts and service lifts. Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts

    • Historical Version
  9. BS 5655-1:1979


    Lifts and service lifts. Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts

    • Historical Version
  10. BS 2655-10:1972


    Specification for lifts, escalators, passenger conveyors and paternosters. General requirements for guarding

    • Historical Version
  11. BS 2655-8:1971


    Specification for lifts, escalators, passenger conveyors and paternosters. Modernization or reconstruction of lifts, escalators and paternosters

    • Historical Version
  12. BS 2655-7:1970


    Specification for lifts, escalators, passenger conveyors and paternosters. Testing and inspection

    • Historical Version
  13. BS 2655-1:1970


    Specification for lifts, escalators, passenger conveyors and paternosters. General requirements for electric, hydraulic and hand-powered lifts

    • Historical Version
  14. BS 2655-6:1970


    Specification for lifts, escalators, passenger conveyors and paternosters. Building construction requirements

    • Historical Version