CIBSE Lifts Group

Codes and Standards



Lead Author:   Dr Gina Barney, Gina Barney Associates, PO Box 7, Sedbergh, LA10 5GE.

A3.1            Legislation Related to Lifts, Escalators and Moving Walks

        A3.1.1 Relevant European Directives and Related Documents

        A3.1.2 Relevant UK Legislation

A3.2            British National Standards Related to Lifts, Escalators and Moving Walks

A3.3            European (CEN) Standards Related to Lifts, Escalators and Moving Walks

A3.4            International Standards Related to Lifts, Escalators and Moving Walks

A3.5            Current Standards Relating to Access and Movement of People with Disabilities in Buildings

A3.6            Interpretations to EN81

A3.7            A simple guide to the system of the ISO 8100 to ISO 8105 series of standards




The six sections of this appendix list legislation and standards relevant to lifts, escalators and moving walks (passenger conveyors). The lists were as comprehensive and as up-to-date as possible at the time of their preparation (10 May 2015). Some entries indicate ‘under review’ at the time of publication and readers are advised to seek the latest version. The entries are arranged in numerical and date order. They include entries that are not now current. These may be useful when dealing with equipment not installed to the current requirements. For the latest information readers should consult government web sites regarding current legislation and BSI on-line ( regarding current standards.

The European Commission’s ‘Enterprise and Industry’ website ( has additional information.


Members who wish to receive an interpretation on any standard that BSI have published, please:
1. Check with a colleague first.
2. Contact us including the following information: Full Name, Company, Postal address, fixed and mobile number, email address and interpretation request.
One of the Lifts Group officers will answer if possible, but if not a recommendation will be for questioner to forward request to BSI.