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British National Standards Related to Lifts, Escalators and Moving Walks


PAS 32-1:1999  Specification for examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Electric traction lifts
PAS 32-2:1999  Specification for examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Hydraulic lifts
DD 176:1988  Data logging and remote monitoring equipment for lifts, escalators and passenger conveyors
DD 197:1990  Recommendations for vandal resistant lifts
DD 222:1996  Rack and pinion lifts
DD 265: 2008  Protocol for communications between a lift alarm system and an alarm receiving station (rescue centre) – Specification
BS 302 4:1987  Stranded steel wire ropes. Specification for ropes for lifts
BS 329:1968  Specification for steel wire ropes for electric lifts
CP 407:1972  Electric, hydraulic and hand-powered lifts
prBS EN:1570:2008  Safety requirements for lifting tables



BS 2655 General title:- Specification for lifts, escalators, passenger conveyors and paternosters.

BS 2655-1:1970  General requirements for electric, hydraulic and hand powered lifts
BS 2655-2:1959  Single-speed poly-phase induction motors for driving lifts
BS 2655-3:1971  Arrangements of standard electric lifts
BS 2655-4:1969  General requirements for escalators and passenger conveyors
BS 2655-5:1970  General requirements for paternosters
BS 2655-6:1970  Building construction requirements
BS 2655-7:1970  Testing and inspection
BS 2655-8:1971  Modernization or reconstruction of lifts, escalators and paternosters
BS 2655-9:1970  Definitions
BS 2655-10:1972  General requirements for guarding


BS 3810-8:1975  Glossary of terms used in materials handling
BS 5323:1980  Code of practice for scissor lifts


BS5588 General Title: Fire precautions in the design and construction of buildings.

BS 5588-5:1986   Code of practice for firefighting stairways and lifts
BS 5588-5:1991   Code of practice for firefighting stairs and lifts
BS 5588-5: 2004   Access and facilities for firefighting
BS 5588-8:1988   Code of practice for means of escape for disabled people
BS 5588-8:1999   Code of practice for means of escape for disabled people
BS 5588-8:1999/Amd 2004   Code of practice for means of escape for disabled people


BS 5655 General title:- Lifts and service lifts.

BS 5655-1:ES:1981  Explanatory supplement to BS 5655 Lifts and service lifts Part 1 Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts (EN 81:Part 1)
BS 5655-1:1979   Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts *EN 81-1:1977
BS 5655-1:1986   Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts *EN 81-1:1985
BS 5655-2:1983   Lifts and service lifts. Specification for hydraulic lifts
BS 5655-2:1988   Safety rules for the construction and installation of hydraulic lifts *EN 81-2:1987
BS 5655-3:1989   Lifts and service lifts. Specification for electric service lifts
BS 5655-5:1989   Specification for dimensions of standard lift arrangements
BS 5655-6:1985   Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for selection and installation
BS 5655-6:1990   Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for selection and installation
BS 5655-6: 2002  Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for the selection and installation of new lifts.
BS 5655-7:1983   Specification for manual control devices, indicators and additional fittings
BS 5655-8:1983   Specification for eyebolts for lift suspension
BS 5655-9:1985   Specification for guide rails
BS 5655-10:1986   Specification for the testing and inspection of electric and hydraulic lifts
BS 5655-10.1.1:1995   Specification for the testing and examination of lifts and service. Electric lifts Commissioning test for new lifts.
BS 5655-10.2.1:1995   Specification for the testing and examination of lifts and service. Hydraulic lifts. Commissioning tests for new lifts.
BS 5655-10.1.2   draft Specification for the testing and examination of lifts and service lifts. Electric lifts Commissioning tests for modernised lifts
BS 5655-10.2.2   draft Specification for the testing and examination of lifts and service lifts. Hydraulic lifts. Commissioning tests for modernised lifts
BS 5655-11:1989   Recommendations for the installation of new, and the modernization of, electric lifts in existing buildings
BS 5655-11: 2005   Code of practice for the undertaking of modifications to existing electric lifts
BS 5655-12:1989   Recommendations for the installations of new, and the modernization of, hydraulic lifts in existing buildings
BS 5655-12: 2005   Code of practice for the undertaking of modifications to existing hydraulic lifts
BS 5655-13:1995   Recommendations for vandal resistant lifts 
BS 5655-14:1995   Specification for hand powered service lifts and platform hoists


BS 5656:1983   Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and passenger conveyors
BS 5656-1:1997   Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and passenger conveyors.  Specification and proformas for test and examination of new installations.
BS 5656-2: 2004   Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and moving walks.  Code of practice for the selection, installation and location of new escalators and moving walks..
BS 5776:1996   Specification for powered stairlifts 
BS 5810:1979   Code of practice for access for the disabled to buildings
BS 5900:1980   Specification for powered home lifts
BS 5900:1991   Specification for powered domestic lifts
BS 5900:1999   Specification for powered domestic lifts with partially enclosed cars and no lift well enclosures
BS 5965:1980   Specification for manually driven balanced personal home lifts
BS 6440:1983   Code of practice for powered lifting platforms for use by disabled persons
BS 6440:1999   Power lifting platforms for use by disabled persons. Code of practice
PD 6523:1989   Information on access to and movement within and around buildings and on certain facilities for disabled people
PD 6500:1984   Explanatory supplement to BS 5655 Lifts and service lifts Part 1 Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts (EN 81:Part 1)
PD 6500:1986   Explanatory supplement to BS 5655 Lifts and service lifts Part 1 Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts (EN 81:Part 1)
BS 6977:1981   Specification for insulated flexible cables for lifts and for other flexible connections
BS 6977:1991   Specification for insulated flexible cables for lifts and for other flexible connections
BS 7255:1989   Code of practice for safe working on lifts 
BS 7255:2001   Code of practice for safe working on lifts 
BS 7255:2001/A1:2002  Code of practice for safe working on lifts (under review)
BS 7671:2008  Requirements for electrical installations – 17th Edition
BS 7801:1995    Code of practice for safe working on escalators and passenger conveyors in use
BS 7801: 2004 Code of practice for safe working on escalators and moving walks
BS 8486-1: 2007  Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN81 Electric Lifts
BS 8486-2: 2007  Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN81 Hydraulic Lifts