Lift directive 2014/33/EU: conformity assessment services for the commercialisation and commissioning of lifts and related safety components

According to the lift directive, manufacturers/installers are “responsible for the design, manufacture and installation” of lifts and their components. It is their responsibility to issue a declaration of conformity for them and affix CE marking.
In the various phases of their work, manufacturers and/or installers make use of the services of notified bodies, such as IMQ, whose task is to verify and certify products and installations, so that their manufacturers can declare them to be in conformity with the requirements of the directive. Conformity assessment procedures vary depending on whether they relate to lifts or components and on the manufacturer’s choices.

Support provided by IMQ in its capacity as a notified body for the lift directive

IMQ’s services relating to the lift directive provide an effective response to all legal requirements.

In particular, as specified by the directive, IMQ offers a wide range of conformity assessment procedures covering the design, overall construction, installation and final inspection of lifts, as well as the design and construction of safety components.
IMQ can assess the conformity of a model of lift or a safety component (EU type-examination) and approve and monitor the quality assurance system of the lift installer or safety component manufacturer.

The services we offer in relation to safety components are as follows:

  •  EU type-examination as per Annex IVa
  • Assessment, approval and monitoring based on product quality assurance as per Annex VI
  • Approval and monitoring based on full quality assurance as per Annex VII
  •  Verification of conformity to type with random checking of safety components as per Annex IX.

The services we offer in relation to lifts are as follows:

  •  EU type-examination as per Annex IVb
  • Final inspection as per Annex V
  • Approval and monitoring based on product quality assurance as per Annex X
  • Approval and monitoring based on production quality assurance as per Annex XII
  • Unit verification as per Annex VIII
  • Approval and monitoring based on full quality assurance as per Annex XI.

IMQ is an accredited body notified by the Ministry for Economic Development for carrying out the verifications and certifications required by the lift directive 

Other services

For lift manufacturers, IMQ also offers: conformity assessment for components not included in the list of safety components (Annex IV); ISO 9001, ISO 14001, EN 45001 management system certification; testing for lifts and components; routine and non-routine inspection of lifts (Presidential Decree 162 as amended).

Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications. IMQ is leader in Europe in the conformity assessment activity, technical partner chosen by Ministries and Authorities for market control purposes. IMQ is a brand recognized by the market as a synonym of safety and quality, and an internationally recognized partner, a valued member of the main international regulatory work groups. All IMQ personnel are required to strictly observe professional secrecy. IMQ has been working for 70 years trying to anticipate the future, to make the present safer.