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Rules for the improvement of safety of existing passengers and goods lifts

EN81-80 was developed to establish a methodology to specify at a national level, a procedure for improving the safety of existing lifts.

Lifts were installed to the safety level appropriate at time of installation. This level is often lower than today’s state of the art for safety.

This page categorises various hazards and hazardous situations, each of which has been analysed by a risk assessment.


No Hazard / Hazardous Situation Risk
No or limited accessibility for disabled persons   
No or inadequate vandal resistance
5 No or inadequate behaviour of the lift in the event of fire  
1 Presence of harmful material H
Inadequate locking devices on access, emergency, and inspection doors to well and pit H
No stopping of car when access, emergency, and inspection doors to well or pit are opened
Well enclosures with perforated walls
33  Well enclosures with perforated walls near door locks
Partially enclosed well with too low enclosures
Inadequate vertical surface below landing door sills
10  Counterweight/balancing weight without safety gear in case of accessible spaces below well
11  No or inadequate screen of counterweight /balancing weight in the pit
12  No or inadequate partition in the pit for lifts in a common well
13  No or inadequate partition between moving parts of lifts in a common well
14  Insufficient refuge spaces and clearances in headroom
14  Insufficient refuge spaces and clearances in pit
15  No or inadequate means to enter the pit
17  No or inadequate lighting of the well
16  No or inadequate stopping device in the pit
18  No alarm initiation devices in pit and on car roof
58  Excessive horizontal distance between the inner surface of the well and the sill, door frame of the car or closing edge of car sliding doors
59  Excessive horizontal distance between car door and landing door
  Machinery spaces and pulley rooms  
No or unsafe means of access to machinery spaces and pulley rooms H
23  Inadequate lighting in machinery spaces
16  No or inadequate stopping device(s) in the pulley room
24  Inadequate suspension points for handling of equipment in machinery spaces and top of the well
20  Slippery floor in machinery spaces or pulley rooms
21  Insufficient horizontal or vertical clearances in machinery spaces
22  No or inadequate protection on different levels and recessed in the machine room
72  No or inadequate intercom system between car and the location of the emergency operation
  Landing doors and car doors  
Perforate landing doors H        
25 Perforate car doors H
26 Inadequate strength of landing doors H
27 Inadequate glass in landing doors other than vision panels H
27 Inadequate glass in car doors other than vision panels H
27 Inadequate glass vision panels in landing doors H
27 Inadequate glass vision panels in car doors H
30b No or inadequate protective device (e.g. light curtain) for re-opening of power operated car and landing sliding doors H
30a No or inadequate protective device (150N) for reopening of power operated sliding doors H
28 No or inadequate means against dragging of children hands in horizontally sliding car doors or landing doors with class M
29 No or inadequate lighting on landings M
31 No safe locking device on landing door H
32 No special device (e.g. triangular key) for emergency unlocking of landing door H
34 No or inadequate locking of the landing door after opening for whatever reason when the car is outside the locking zone H
35 Inadequate link between multiple panels of landing doors (missing interlink or missing locking) M
36 Inadequate fire resistance of landing doors M
37 Car door moving with open (hinged) landing door M
40 Car without door(s) H
  Car, counterweight, and balancing weight  
Large car area in relation to rated load L
39 No car apron or inadequate length of car apron H
41 Unsafe locking of emergency trap door M
42 Insufficient strength of emergency trap door L
43 No or inadequate protection against falling from car roof H
44 Insufficient ventilation in car M
45 Inadequate lighting in car M
46 No or inadequate emergency lighting in car M
73 No or inadequate load control L
71 No or inadequate remote alarm system H
  Suspension means, compensation means, precautions against free fall, excessive overspeed, unintended car movement and creeping of the car  
No or inadequate protection against injury from traction sheaves, pulleys, or sprockets M
48 No or inadequate protection against rope/chain leaving the sheaves, pulleys, or sprockets M
49 No or inadequate protection against the introduction of objects between ropes/chains and sheaves, pulleys, or sprockets L
50, 54 No or inadequate protection against free fall or descent with excessive speed H
52 No or inadequate protection means against ascending car overspeed on traction drive lifts with counterweight M
53 No or inadequate protection means against unintended car movement with open doors H
54 No or inadequate protection against creeping on hydraulic lifts H
51 No or inadequate slack rope switch for governor rope M
63 No inadequate slack rope/chain detection device M
  Guide rails, buffers, and final limit switches  
Inadequate guidance system for counterweight or balancing weight L
56 No or inadequate buffers H
57 No or inadequate final limit switches M
  Lift machine  
No or inadequate emergency operation system H
62 No or inadequate means for stopping the machine and checking its stopped position H
64 No motor run time limiter L
61 No shut off valve (Hydraulic lifts) L
65 No or inadequate low cylinder pressure device on hydraulic lift M
  Electric installations and appliances  
Insufficient protection against electric shock (direct contact) H
66 Insufficient marking of connection terminal which remain live after switching off the main switch H
67 No or inadequate protection against overheating of lift machine motor L
68 No lockable main switch H
  Protection against electric faults, controls, priorities  
69 No protection against phase reversal L
3 Inadequate levelling and /or stopping accuracy H
70 No or inadequate inspection control station and stopping device on the car roof H
11 Notices, markings, and operating instructions  
74 Missing notices, markings, and operating instructions M

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