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Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

BS EN 81-20:2020

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - lifts for the transport of persons and goods. Passenger and goods passenger lifts

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Applies to permanently installed new passenger or goods passenger lifts, with traction, positive or hydraulic drive, serving defined landing levels. Looks at significant hazards, safety requirements, protective measures, verification and information for use.


Supersedes BS 8486-1:2007+A1:2011, BS 8486-2:2007+A1:2011, and BS EN 81-20:2014.




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