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Countdown to A3

According to the European Commission Enterprise and Industry web site, the “Date of cessation of presumption of conformity of superseded standard” for EN81-1:1998 is 31st December 2011. This means that EN81-1:1998+A3:2009 becomes mandatory from 1st January 2012, and all new lift installations must comply with the revised regulations. Most, if not all of the A3

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Elevation magazine

A3 features heavily in Issue 69 of Elevation magazine, and there are articles written by Dr. David Cameron (designer of the VG safety gears) and Russell Walker (Atwell M.D.). The new edition is out now, and is sure to be a comprehensive guide to the A3 amendment. You can find out more about Elevation magazine

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PRA3 Document Published

EN81-1:1998+A3:2009 is now ratified and published standard. This is an update to the Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Part 1: Electric Lifts.  The document was published in France in December 2009, and as a result, is considered live.  This amendment will become legally binding throughout Europe in 2011. Atwell International

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Safety Requirements for Construction and Installations of New Electric & Hydraulic Lifts – EN 81-1&2

In May, June and September 2008, a Task Force of the CEN Technical Committee 10 (TC10) met in order to discuss the revision of standards supporting the essential safety requirements of new lifts (revision of EN 81-1& 2 for electrical and hydraulic lifts). The ELCA technical expert accredited to participate to those Technical Committees was