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Lift & Elevator Certification

Ensure lift safety and security and gain quick market access with TÜV SÜD

Ensure lift safety and security and gain quick market access with TÜV SÜD

Complying with lift and elevator standards is important for lift manufacturers, installers and components manufacturers to ensure that each lift and its elements are being designed, manufactured and installed to a very high standard and to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. The presence of a recognised standard also reassures lift owners and users that it is safe and reliable to use.  

If you manufacture lifts and their safety components worldwide, you will need to fulfil a wide range of regulations, standards and international directives. To fulfil internationally and globally recognised lift and elevator standards is, therefore, important. 

For existing lifts, the standards and regulations improve their safety to ensure a satisfactory level of maintenance.


We offer a range of services to meet your needs and help you obtain the suitable lift and elevator standards. These include:

  • EU type-examination tests and certification of model lifts and all safety components including PESSRAL (Programmable Electronic Systems in Safety Related Applications for Lifts)
  • Auditing and certification of QA systems including the associated Design Examinations, deviations to standards and functional safety management system
  • Local standards such as SS 550 (Singapore Standard: Code of practice for installation, operation and maintenance of electric passenger and goods lifts) and UKCA
  • Conformity examination of lifts and component according to ASME code such as ASME A17.1/CSA 844 and A17.5
  • Cyber Security assessments and certification of Cyber Security Management Systems
  • Certification of remote lift and elevator monitoring systems and predictive maintenance systems
  • Energy efficiency measurements and certification according to ISO 25745
  • Function and proof load testing of lift and elevator

We can also support you with certification of escalators, moving walkways and even advanced areas such as Cyber Security and Functional Safety, where the technical options are beyond the regulations.  


  • Access to markets globally
  • Fast lead time to secure lift certification using our worldwide capacities
  • Quick market entry time means you can begin developing a trusted and reliable brand in that country sooner 
  • Gain market acceptance through TÜV SÜD’s world-class reputation 
  • Ensure business assurance of the availability and marketability of your products
  • Minimise risk with our wide-ranging expertise in directives and standards
  • Stay future ready through our global participation in regulation work
  • Extend the performance and lifetime of lifts and escalators through expert engineering and impartial advisory services


TÜV SÜD is accredited to offer lift and escalator certification worldwide as a Notified Body. With our years of experience, know-how and personnel located all over the world, we help global manufacturers with any question they may have to grant quick worldwide market access.

Our experts actively participate in the development of European and international standards. This ensures they are deeply familiar with the latest lift and elevator standards, technologies and evolving statutory regulations. 

As an internationally established brand, we can support your operations on a global scale and leverage our world-class reputation and expertise to demonstrate your commitment to lift safety and reliability. Besides lift certification, TÜV SÜD also provides lift and elevator services such as safety inspection, vertical transportation consulting and smart lift solution.


Lift certification has helped to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and global market access for hundreds of businesses and manufacturers. Here are some examples of how TÜV SÜD has helped global lift manufacturers acquire necessary lift certification. 

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    What are lift and elevator standards and regulations?

    Lift and elevator standards permit the free circulation of lifts and their safety components within the international and local markets. Obtaining a lift certification through testing and auditing at the early stage of manufacturing ensures a high level of physical safety and cybersecurity for lift users and maintenance staff. Lift and elevator standards and regulations provide guidance on applications such as:

    • Model lifts
    • Safety components for lifts and elevators
    • Quality assurance
    • New lifts in existing wells
    • Testing of lift landing doors
    • EMS standards

    Safety components in detail such as:

    • Devices for locking landing doors
    • Devices to prevent falls and to prevent the car from falling or uncontrolled movements (safety gear and UCM
    • Overspeed limitation devices (overspeed governers)
    • Energy-accumulating buffers (non-linear, or with damping of the return movement)
    • Energy-dissipating buffers
    • Safety devices fitted to jacks of hydraulic power circuits where these are used as devices to prevent falls (rupture valves)
    • Electric safety devices in the form of safety circuits containing electronic component 


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