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ISO 8100-20:2018

Lifts for the transport of persons and goods — Part 20: Global essential safety requirements (GESRs)

Jul 24, 2018

General information

90.20     Jul 15, 2023


ISO/TC 178

International Standard





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This document
— specifies GESRs for lifts (elevators), their components and functions, and
— establishes a system and provides methods for minimizing safety risks that can arise in the course of, the operation and use of, or work on, lifts (elevators).
NOTE 1 Hereinafter, the term "lift" is used instead of the term "elevator".
NOTE 2 See Clause 5 regarding the use and application of this document.
This document is applicable to lifts that are intended to carry persons or persons and goods that can:
a) be located in any permanent and fixed structure or building, except lifts located in means of transport, (e.g. ships);
b) have any

rated load, size of load carrying unit and speed, and
travel distance and number of landings;

c) be affected by fire in the load-carrying unit (LCU), earthquake, weather, or flood;
d) be foreseeably misused (e.g. overloaded) but not vandalized.
This document does not cover
a) all needs of users with disabilities;[1] or
b) risks arising from

work on lifts under construction, testing, or during alterations and dismantling;
use of lifts for fire fighting and emergency evacuation;
vandalism; and
fire outside the LCU.

[1] Although the GESRs specified in this document have been identified and evaluated by risk assessment, not all disabilities or combinations of such disabilities of users have necessarily been addressed.

Life cycle


ISO 22559-1:2014

ISO/DIS 22559-1


ISO 8100-20:2018
90.20 Standard under periodical review
Jul 15, 2023


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