Periodical Inspections of Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks

Mandatory First and Periodical Inspections of Elevators and Escalators

DEKRA provides a wide range of periodical inspection services for elevators, escalators and moving walks. There are numerous situations in which national legislations call for mandatory inspections of elevators, escalators and moving walks to be carried out by an approved inspection body or a specially qualified expert. DEKRA is authorized as inspection body to carry out such work in different countries around the world.

The benefits you get from Periodical Inspections of Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks

  • Support with periodical inspections of elevators, escalators and moving walks

  • Comprehensive and competent support from a single source

  • Also offering inspections according to regulations for electrical installations and environmental plant safety

  • Demonstrably meets all standards and legal requirements

  • Planning the dates for the inspections in accordance to legal and individual requirements

  • Receiving and managing records and information by individual configuration

Periodical Inspections of Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks

About Periodical Inspections of Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks

With our comprehensive know-how and many years of practical experience, DEKRA is fully approved to offer support in periodical inspections of elevators, escalators and moving walks, including all types of elevators and lifts (in accordance with the Lift Directive and Machinery Directive) that are permanently connected to buildings, other structures such as a windmills or are used temporarily for passenger and material transport on construction sites.

DEKRA offers inspection services for the following elevator types in scope defined by the European Lift Directive:

  • Elevators for passengers
  • Load lifts for persons and goods
  • Car or truck lifts with a speed of more than 0.15 m/s

DEKRA offers inspection services for the following stationary lifts in scope defined by the European Machinery Directive:

  • Slow passenger lifts (maximum speed 0,15 m/s)
  • Lifts for people with special needs to connect different floor levels
  • Load lifts with passengers with slow hydraulic drive or scissor lifting
  • Car lifts with slow hydraulic drive or scissor lifting
  • Lifts in windmills
  • Construction lifts with passenger transport such as mast climbing platforms
  • Facade elevators and platforms with lifting function under glass roofs
  • Good lifts
  • Garbage container lifts and under floor good lifts

DEKRA also offers inspection services for old elevator systems such as paternosters (not allowed for new installations and initial inspection).

DEKRA is an approved body for periodical inspection of elevators in Germany, Sweden and France. For some types of lifts in some countries the inspection can be also done by a competent expert that is not connected to an approved body. In Germany that are all mobile lifts, good lifts and stationary lifts in accordance with the European Machine Directive and such lifts with a risk of falling that does not exceed three meters such as escalators and moving walks.

Within our machinery and equipment inspection services, DEKRA also offers inspections for mobile working platforms, storage or retrieval systems including lifting of persons as well as inspections on temporary devices for lifting people and lifts in cranes.

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