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Rail Interoperability Directive 2016/797

Keep rolling with Rail Interoperability Directive (RID) certification.

Lloyd's Register (LR) gives you a one-stop Notified Body service to lead you through the assessment process.


The Lifts Directive (LD) applies to lifts permanently serving buildings and constructions. It also applies to safety components for use in such lifts. A 'lift' is defined as an appliance serving specific levels, having a car moving along guides which are rigid and inclined at an angle of more than 15 degrees to the horizontal and intended for the transport of:

  • Persons
  • Persons and goods
  • Goods alone if the car is accessible and fitted with controls situated inside the car or within reach of a person inside.
  • Lifts moving along a fixed course even where they do not move along rigid guides fall within the scope of the Directive (for example, scissor lifts).

If you are designing and manufacturing any of the defined safety components or are installing new lifts, you must comply with this directive.

What we offer

Lloyd’s Register has the capability to cover most of the conformity assessment procedures for lifts and safety components, including: 

  • EC Design examination
  • Final inspection
  • Unit verification
  • Quality assurance module certification

Why choose LR?

Our experts can help you complete assessment and certification in: 

  • EC Design Examination 
  • Unit Verification 
  • Final Inspection
  • Quality Assurance Model certification 

We have extensive experience of working with lift and component manufacturers, giving you peace of mind that your operation and safety management system is fit to clear certification, and ready for continuous improvement.

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The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity that supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: working together for a safer world.


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