Why is Elevator Certification required?
Certification confides safety of the equipment and authorizes the use of elevators on the territory of the Customs Union. The Certificate of conformity allows commissioning of elevators. More...
Without the Certificate inter alia is prohibited:
- Import and sale on the territory of the Customs Union of elevators, escalators and platforms for persons with disabilities;
- - Installation and operation of the elevator equipment;
- - Any manipulations related to operation of the elevator equipment.
Who certifies and how?
Only accredited organizations can certify elevators. Accreditation certificate confirms the Certification body’s conceptual and practical foundations in implementation of certification and the existence of needed documents.
ANOSLE “Center – Expert”
ANOSLE “Center – Expert” certifies elevator equipment produced and being in use on the territory of the Customs Union in accord with requirements of the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union TR TS 011/2011 «Elevator safety»:
ANOSLE “Center – Expert” - is the accredited elevators, escalators and platforms for persons with disabilities Certification body.
Accreditation certificate RA.RU.11МБ06 date November 30, 2015, issued by Federal Accreditation Service.
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Autonomous non-commercial organization for the Certification of elevators and escalators ANOSLE “Center-Expert” certifies equipment since October, 1998 right after the Gosstandart of Russian Federation regulation № 5 “Nomenclature of goods and services (works) in respect of which foreseen their obligatory certification” was issued.
Elevators were certified in accord with national legislation GOST R until 2013. On February 15, 2013 the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union TR TS 011/2011 Elevator safety entered into the force. It establishes uniform requirements to organizations which produce, engineer, install, operate, modernize and dispose elevators.
The Technical Regulation covers all elevator equipment, that is operated or intended for operation on the territory of the Customs Union except following types of elevators:
- Coalmine elevators;
- Boat elevators;
- Elevators installed on the offshore oil and gas facilities;
- Aircraft elevators.
There is an indispensable requirement in the Technical Regulation to immediately terminate the use of elevator after expiration of its lifetime stated in its technical certificate. If the technical certificate does not contain any data about elevator’s lifetime, Regulation defines a durability of 25 years from the date of commissioning. It means that lifetime cannot be prolonged without modernization.
Hoist equipment must be certified in accord with the Technical Regulation’s requirements on one of the settled schemes.
What the certification schemes are?
To certify an elevator, the owner should apply and specify data according to the Technical Regulation’s requirements. The schemes are:
- 1С — for elevators of mass production - Accredited testing laboratory tests and measures elevators. The Certification body examines the state of production flow and issues the Certificate of conformity.
- 3С — for one-time manufactured consignment.
- 4С — for single manufactured product or consignment.
- 1D — for declaration.
Registration period for new, as well as for modernized, elevators is 10 days. After all tests and verifications have been passed a certificate will be issued in a month.
What to do if elevator’s lifetime is expired? In Russian Federation there are a lot of outdated elevators, which cannot be modernized or replaced rapidly. The Technical Regulation allows to use old elevators after official examination of their technical condition. Examination, as well as Certification, is not made for free, that is why owners prefer to stop and then replace their elevators.
If examination detects any technical characteristics deviations, a prescription with settled terms of reparation will be issued by the Supervisory authority. If deviations are insignificant it is allowed to use elevator until reparation. But if prescription is not respected in time further operation may be not permitted and this elevator’s safety certificate – canceled. The Technical Regulation requires regular checks of technical condition of the equipment. They may be full or partial depending on the elevator age. Mandatory Certification of hoisting devices in apartment buildings include examination of:
- Safety gears;
- Overspeed governors;
- Shaft door locks;
- Rupture valve.