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ANNEX VIII

CONFORMITY BASED ON UNIT VERIFICATION FOR LIFTS

(module G)

1.   Conformity based on unit verification is the conformity assessment procedure whereby a notified body assesses whether a lift complies with the applicable essential health and safety requirements set out in Annex I.

2.   Obligations of the installer

2.1.

The installer shall take all measures necessary so that the manufacturing process and its monitoring ensure conformity of the lift with the applicable essential health and safety requirements set out in Annex I.

2.2.

The installer shall apply to a single notified body of his choice for unit verification.

The application shall contain:

(a)

the name and address of the installer, and if the application is lodged by the authorised representative, his name and address as well;

(b)

the location where the lift is installed;

(c)

a written declaration to the effect that a similar application has not been lodged with another notified body;

(d)

the technical documentation.

3.   The technical documentation shall allow an assessment of the conformity of the lift with the applicable essential health and safety requirements set out in Annex I.

The technical documentation shall contain at least the following elements:

(a)

a description of the lift;

(b)

design and manufacturing drawings and diagrams;

(c)

explanations necessary for the understanding of those drawings and diagrams and of the operation of the lift;

(d)

a list of the essential health and safety requirements taken into consideration;

(e)

a list of the harmonised standards applied in full or in part the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union and, where those harmonised standards have not been applied, descriptions of the solutions adopted to meet the essential health and safety requirements of the Directive, including a list of other relevant technical specifications applied. In the event of partly applied harmonised standards, the technical documentation shall specify the parts which have been applied;

(f)

a copy of the EU-type examination certificates of the safety components for lifts incorporated in the lift;

(g)

results of design calculations performed by or for the installer;

(h)

test reports;

(i)

a copy of the instructions referred to in point 6.2 of Annex I.

4.   Verification

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 set out in Annex I. The tests shall include at least the tests referred to in point 3.3 of Annex V.

If the lift meets the essential health and safety requirements set out in Annex I the notified body shall issue a certificate of conformity relating to the tests carried out.

The notified body shall fill in the corresponding pages of the logbook referred to in point 6.2 of Annex I.

If the notified body refuses to issue the certificate of conformity, it shall state in detail its reasons for refusal and indicate the necessary corrective measures to be taken. When the installer reapplies for unit verification he shall apply to the same notified body.

On request, the notified body shall provide the Commission and the Member States with a copy of the certificate of conformity.

5.   CE marking and EU declaration of conformity

5.1.

The installer shall affix the CE marking in the car of each lift which satisfies the essential health and safety requirements of this Directive, and, under the responsibility of the notified body referred to in point 2.2, the latter’s identification number adjacent to the CE marking in the car of each lift.

5.2.

The installer shall draw up a written EU declaration of conformity for each lift and keep a copy of the EU declaration of conformity at the disposal of the national authorities for 10 years after the placing on the market of the lift. A copy of the EU declaration of conformity shall be made available to the relevant authorities upon request.

6.   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.

7.   Authorised representative

The installer’s obligations set out in points 2.2 and 6 may be fulfilled by his authorised representative, on his behalf and under his responsibility, provided that they are specified in the mandate.