FACILITIES INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE & SERVICES

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Our association is dedicated to the enhancement of safety in use in Ireland of all domestic and commercial lifts, escalators, travelators and chair lifts through design, installation and maintenance best practice. Our aim is achieve this advancement in full co-operation with our customers and with the Irish and European standards and regulatory bodies.

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January 2017. The association has prepare a brief summary of some details associated with this new Directive 2014/33/EU and the New Lift Standards EN 81-20 & EN 81-50.  In essence, all passenger lifts commissioned after August 31st , 2017 next  must have been manufactured, supplied, installed and commissioned according to the new standards. The association welcomes observations or questions that readers may have.

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Bulletin on the New Lift Directive

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June 2015. A very experienced and senior team drawn from a number of safety professionals working with international lift companies and ELA members has issued a comprehensive and industry specific booklet that gathers general and specific safety practices and work methods for those involved with installation, maintenance, repair, and modernization services across the lift industry.  

The motivation for this booklet arose from an analysis of a number of fatal and serious accidents occurring on lifts throughout the EU over the course of recent years.  Wherever referenced, legal guidance is always from European directives or norms (EN 81-1 and EN 81-20).  

This ELA Basic Safety Practices used material from existing booklets prepared by other associations such as the Italian and French lift associations and was consulted on widely within the lift health and safety community before release.  This ELA booklet is an important initiative towards improving lift industry safety knowledge and professional practices.

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Basic Safety Practices for Lifts

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May 2015. The association recognises that there is potential confusion around the need to both maintain and subject lift equipment to six monthly statutory Thorough Examinations.  Each lift in use in Ireland must undergo a Thorough Examination every six months.  We believe that less than 30 % of lifts in Ireland undergo a Thorough Examination despite this being a statutory obligation.  

In an initiative to help increase compliance rates of Thorough Examinations and maintenance levels in lift equipment, the association has liaised and consulted with many stakeholders including in close conjunction with the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) in preparing a bulletin that summarises what owners must do to meet their obligations. This document is meant only as a prompt to encourage discussion between lift owners and their service providers (association members) and we are hopeful that it will play some role in improving compliance and maintenance rates of lift equipment in service in Ireland.

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Bulletin for Persons in control of Lifts

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