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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.


NoHazard / Hazardous SituationRisk
No or limited accessibility for disabled persons  
No or inadequate vandal resistance
5No or inadequate behaviour of the lift in the event of fire 
1Presence of harmful materialH
Inadequate locking devices on access, emergency, and inspection doors to well and pitH
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 roomsH
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 doorsH        
25Perforate car doorsH
26Inadequate strength of landing doorsH
27Inadequate glass in landing doors other than vision panelsH
27Inadequate glass in car doors other than vision panelsH
27Inadequate glass vision panels in landing doorsH
27Inadequate glass vision panels in car doorsH
30bNo or inadequate protective device (e.g. light curtain) for re-opening of power operated car and landing sliding doorsH
30aNo or inadequate protective device (150N) for reopening of power operated sliding doorsH
28No or inadequate means against dragging of children hands in horizontally sliding car doors or landing doors with classM
29No or inadequate lighting on landingsM
31No safe locking device on landing doorH
32No special device (e.g. triangular key) for emergency unlocking of landing doorH
34No or inadequate locking of the landing door after opening for whatever reason when the car is outside the locking zoneH
35Inadequate link between multiple panels of landing doors (missing interlink or missing locking)M
36Inadequate fire resistance of landing doorsM
37Car door moving with open (hinged) landing doorM
40Car without door(s)H
 Car, counterweight, and balancing weight 
Large car area in relation to rated loadL
39No car apron or inadequate length of car apronH
41Unsafe locking of emergency trap doorM
42Insufficient strength of emergency trap doorL
43No or inadequate protection against falling from car roofH
44Insufficient ventilation in carM
45Inadequate lighting in carM
46No or inadequate emergency lighting in carM
73No or inadequate load controlL
71No or inadequate remote alarm systemH
 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 sprocketsM
48No or inadequate protection against rope/chain leaving the sheaves, pulleys, or sprocketsM
49No or inadequate protection against the introduction of objects between ropes/chains and sheaves, pulleys, or sprocketsL
50, 54No or inadequate protection against free fall or descent with excessive speedH
52No or inadequate protection means against ascending car overspeed on traction drive lifts with counterweightM
53No or inadequate protection means against unintended car movement with open doorsH
54No or inadequate protection against creeping on hydraulic liftsH
51No or inadequate slack rope switch for governor ropeM
63No inadequate slack rope/chain detection deviceM
 Guide rails, buffers, and final limit switches 
Inadequate guidance system for counterweight or balancing weightL
56No or inadequate buffersH
57No or inadequate final limit switchesM
 Lift machine 
No or inadequate emergency operation systemH
62No or inadequate means for stopping the machine and checking its stopped positionH
64No motor run time limiterL
61No shut off valve (Hydraulic lifts)L
65No or inadequate low cylinder pressure device on hydraulic liftM
 Electric installations and appliances 
Insufficient protection against electric shock (direct contact)H
66Insufficient marking of connection terminal which remain live after switching off the main switchH
67No or inadequate protection against overheating of lift machine motorL
68No lockable main switchH
 Protection against electric faults, controls, priorities 
69No protection against phase reversalL
3Inadequate levelling and /or stopping accuracyH
70No or inadequate inspection control station and stopping device on the car roofH
11Notices, markings, and operating instructions 
74Missing notices, markings, and operating instructionsM

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