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Annexes IV, V, VIII and IX
Annex IV (A) states that EU-type examination is the part of a conformity assessment procedure in which a notified body examines de technical design of a safety component for lifts and verifies and attests that the technical design of the safety component for lifts satisfies the applicable essential health and safety requirements and will enable a lift in which it is correctly incorporated to satisfy those requirements.
The application for EU-type examination shall be lodged by the manufacturer, or his authorised representative, with a single notified body of his choice.
Annex IV (B) states that EU-type examination of lifts is the part of a conformity assessment procedure in which a notified body examines the technical design of a model lift, or a lift of which there is no provision for an extension or variant, and verifies and attests that the technical design of the model lift or the lift meets the applicable essential health and safety requirements.
EU-type examination of a lift includes an examination of a representative specimen of a complete lift.
Annex V states that the final inspection is the part of a conformity assessment procedure whereby a notified body ascertains and certifies that a lift subject to an EU-type examination certificate or designed and manufactured according to an approved quality system satisfies the essential health and safety requirements.
A notified body chosen by the installer shall carry out the final inspection of the lift about to be placed on the market in order to check the conformity of the lift with the applicable essential health and safety requirements.
Annex VIII refers to unit verification for lifts, module G, in which the notified body chosen by the installer shall examine the technical documentation and the lift and carry out the appropriate tests as set out in the relevant harmonised standard(s), or equivalent tests, to check its conformity with the applicable essential health and safety requirements.
The installer shall keep with the technical documentation a copy of the certificate of conformity at the disposal of the national authorities for 10 years from the date on which the lift is placed on the market.
Annex IX refers to the verification of conformity to type with random checking for safety components for lifts. It is an assessment procedure whereby a notified body carries out checks on safety components for lifts to ensure that they are in conformity with the approved type as described in the EU-type examination certificate and satisfy the applicable requirements and will enable a lift in which they are correctly incorporated to satisfy those requirements.
- Regulated by the application provisions of the Directive of the European Parliament and Council 2014/33/EU, relating to lifts and safety components for lifts, according to Royal Decree 203/2016, of 20 of May.
Since the entry into force of the Regulation of Lifting and Maintenance Devices (Reglamento de Aparatos de Elevación y Manutención), regulatory inspections must be carried out every 2 years in elevators installed in industrial buildings and public premises, every 4 years in elevators installed in buildings of more than 20 homes or with more than four floors served, and every 6 years in elevators installed in buildings not included in the previous sections. The following periodic inspections must be carried out every 2, 4 or 6 years respectively.
The field of application of ITC-MIE-AEM-01 is: elevators moved electrically, hydraulically or oil-electrically permanently installed, which serve defined levels, provided with a cabin for the transport of people and/or objects that is suspended by cables or chains that moves along vertical tracks whose inclination on the vertical is inferior to 15º.
- Royal Decree 88/2013
- Royal Decree 2291/1985
- Royal Decree 1314/1997
A crane is a discontinuous operating lifting device designed to lift and distribute suspended loads of a hook, or any other attachment, equipped with means of propulsion and self-driving means, or which form part of a set with said means that enable its movement through public roads and land.
Periodic inspections in mobile cranes are carried out within the periods indicated below:
- Cranes up to 6 years: every 3 years.
- Cranes with more than 6 years and up to 10 years: every 2 years.
- Cranes with more than 10 years: every year.
- Royal Decree 837/2003
These inspections are regulated by the Regulation of Lifting and Maintenance Devices (Reglamento de Elevación y Manutención). Periodic inspections are carried out on each installation with the crane disassembled and assembled, and these are valid for 2 years. When the crane is necessary for more than 2 years, a new inspection will be carried out without disassembling it. On the other hand, self-folding cranes – monobloc type – with a rated torque between 15 and 170 kNm, will be inspected every 2 years.
The ITC-MIE-AEM-02 standard is applied in: tower cranes of more than 15 kNm nominal moment, mechanically moved and intended for the elevation and distribution of materials, both in construction and in other applications.
The UNE 58921 IN Standard "Instructions for the installation, handling, maintenance, reviews and inspections of mobile personnel lifting platforms (PEMP)" defines a mobile personnel lifting platform (PEMP) as any device with discontinuous operation, specially conceived, developed, manufactured and intended for lifting one or more people, with their manual work tools.
All PEMPs must be inspected and reviewed for the first time before being put into operation, and subsequently must be subjected, in addition to the corresponding annual reviews, to periodic official inspections every three years, or additional inspections whenever exceptional circumstances occur.
- UNE 58921 IN