What regulations cover Stairlifts?

What regulations cover Stairlifts?

Which European Directives cover Stairlifts?

Which European Directives cover Stairlifts?

The European Parliament and the Council of the European union have decided that Stairlifts fall under the jurisdiction of the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC and will also fall under the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC from December 2009.

So in legal terms a Stairlift is a machine.

The Machinery Directive requires that machines with a risk of falling from a vertical height of more than 3.0 m must pass an EC Type examination performed by an accredited European notified body.

This does not apply to stairlifts as there is never a risk of falling from 3.0 m.

However, a manufacturer may voluntarily obtain a type examination certificate if he wishes.

The stairlift has to be CE marked before it can be legally placed on the markets in the European Community.


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