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prSRPS EN 81-21:2020

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Lifts for the transport of persons and goods - Part 21: New passenger and goods passenger lifts in existing building

General information

10.99     Jan 1, 2020



European Norm




This European Standard specifies the safety rules related to new passenger and goods/passenger lifts permanently installed in existing buildings where in some circumstances due to limitations enforced by building constraints, some requirements of EN 81 20:2014 cannot be met (see also 4th sentence of Introduction).
This European Standard addresses a number of these constraints and gives requirements for alternative solutions. It is intended to be read and applied in conjunction with the European Standard EN 81-20:2014.
This European Standard covers:
- either the construction and installation of one or more complete new lift(s) including new well and machinery spaces in an existing building; or
- the replacement of one or more existing lift(s) by new ones in existing well(s) and machinery spaces.
This European Standard does not cover:
- replacement or modifications of some parts to a lift already installed;
- other applications outside of the scope of EN 81 20:2014.

Related directives

Directives related to this standard.


Directive 2014/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts and safety components for lifts (recast)

Life cycle


prSRPS EN 81-21:2020
10.99 New project approved
Jan 1, 2020

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Adopted from EN 81-21:2018