DS/EN 81-31:2010

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Lifts for the transport of goods only - Part 31: Accessible goods only lifts

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Harmonized under:
  • Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast

Harmonized standards:


1.1 This European Standard applies to new electric accessible goods only lifts with traction or positive drive and new hydraulic accessible goods only lifts, permanently installed in restricted areas and/or only used by authorised and instructed persons (users), serving fixed and permanent landing levels, having a load carrying unit made of a single load carrying area, designed for the transportation of goods only, moving along a fixed path (e.g. scissor lifts, lifts with guide rails) and inclined not more than 15° to the vertical, with rated speed not exceeding 1 m/s.
This European Standard covers accessible goods only lifts with rated load exceeding 300 kg and not intended to move persons.
This standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events with the exception of those listed in 1.3 below, relevant to accessible goods only lifts, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
1.2 For the purpose of this European Standard, a goods only lift is regarded as accessible where one of the following conditions is satisfied:
a) floor area of the load carrying unit is greater than 1,0 m2;
b) depth of the load carrying unit is greater than 1,0 m;
c) height of the load carrying unit is greater than 1,20 m.
In case of a platform, it is considered accessible when the height of the landing doors is more than 1,20 m.
1.3 Two types of accessible goods only lifts are addressed:
a) Type A, where the intended use is bound to the following two simultaneous conditions:
1) maximum rated speed: 0,30 m/s;
2) maximum travelling height: 12 m;
b) Type B, where one of the conditions mentioned above is not fulfilled.
1.4 This European Standard does not give the requirements to be met in special cases (potentially explosive atmosphere, extreme climate conditions, seismic conditions, transporting dangerous goods, etc.).

Number of pages: 156

Published: 2010-08-30

Date of approval: 2010-06-01

International relationships : EN 81-31:2010 IDT

ICS: 91.140.90 - Lifts. Escalators

Item number: M213429



  • CEN/TC 10/WG 1

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