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  1. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2 ELA Information Day December 8th, 2010 Brussels

  2. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2Drivers • To incorporate the remaining comments from the Formal Vote on 1998 edition of the standard • Request from the Lift Working Group to review the requirements on safety spaces • Request from the EU Commission to include relevant requirements related to special tools and software • Input and Recommendations for Use (RfU) from the Notified Bodies for Lifts (NBL) • Alignment to the Lifts Directive that is amended by the New Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) • Alignment to the requirements of the recent EN standards, such as EN 81-70 and EN 81-28 Evolution of the “state of the art” for safety: examples of input

  3. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2Drivers • More than 80 CEN Interpretation on current edition • Three amendments since 1998, A1, A2 and A3 • Input from European interest groups, such as ELA, ELCA, EFESME, NORMAPME, NBL, EU Commission, etc. • Contribution and requests from non-European interest groups from Asia Pacific, North America, etc. • ISO/TC 178 work on harmonization of International standards • New technologies and current state of the art User experience: examples of input

  4. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2Drivers • Complete incorporation of three amendments to the body of the standards • Remove redundancies of text EN 81-1 and EN 81-2 • Consolidate clauses within the standard • Formulate the text clearly to prevent misunderstandings • Simplify the maintenance of the standards • Compliance to the standardisation requirements established by CEN, such as Guide 414 (ISO Guide 78), Guide 4, Guide 6 and Guide 12 Ease of use: examples of input

  5. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2International Cooperation

  6. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2International Cooperation Lifts and escalators worldwide market (2009) 30% 63% Europe Russia Middle East 7% America Asia Pacific New lifts and escalator market ≈ 445,000 units

  7. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2International Cooperation • Promoting and harmonizing the level of safety around the world • Establishing common technical understanding for the entire profession • Improving the efficiency of the industry with benefits for all stakeholders • Maintaining harmonization is an important factor for development and growth of the industry Unique opportunity for harmonization of regional codes Direct involvement and engagement of the main non-European users in the revision of EN 81-1&2 is a must

  8. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2International Cooperation • Specific Ad Hoc Group (AH17) has been formed byCEN/TC 10 and ISO/TC 178 resolutions at the beginning of 2008 • Members • CEN/TC 10 Chairman • CEN/TC 10 Secretary • ISO appointed members • CEN/TC 10/WG1 Convenor • Convenors of the Ad Hoc Groups • ISO appointed members from • China • United States • Korea • Japan • PALEA International cooperation working group

  9. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2International Cooperation • Collect comments, suggestions, requirements and incorporate those in the revision process • Exchange information on content and progress of the revision • Disseminate the information at the National level through the ISO participants • Collect and manage the comments during CEN Enquiry and Formal Vote • Coordinate schedule of application of the revised standards • Remove the current differences as much as possible and align the National standards Objectives of international cooperation working group

  10. The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2The Aim for the Future • Success of European New Approach to technical legislations • Global interest within the lift profession to introduce similar concept in other regions of the world • ISO/TC 178 has been developing ISO 22559 series of standards as necessary tools • ISO/TS 22559-1 (GESRs) • ISO/TS 22559-2 (GSPs) • ISO/DTS 22559-3 & ISO/DTS 22559-4 (GCAP) • To complete this set of “tools”, a prescriptive standard is needed • The revised edition of EN 81-1&2 provides an ideal basis for the ISO global prescriptive standard (ISO 22559- XX) ISO prescriptive standard for lifts