The owner of a building, or his legal representative, is required to carry out regular maintenance of the installed lift system, as well as to submit the same to periodic review every two years.The periodic review of lifts can be performed by Notified Certification Bodies.The Course aims to provide the foundation knowledge necessary to carry out periodic checks on systems of lifts, elevators, hoists and lifting platforms.Starting with the European Directive 95/16/EC, to the implementing of Presidential Decree No. 162 of 30/04/1999, as amended by Presidential Decree214 of 05/10/2010 and the respective applicable technical standards, the student will receive guidance for the practical execution of the periodic checks.They will also learn about the checklists used and a simulation and demonstration will also be performed on a system.

Those who pass the final exam will be awarded a certificate of attendance and advancement with which to apply for the qualification as an Inspector for periodic testing of lift systems from an authorised Certification Body.

Who the service is intended for

  • Technicians who intend to undertake activities of lift verification in accordance with Presidential Decree 162/99 "Regulations for the implementation of Directive 95/16/EC";
  • Those who wish to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge regarding safety on lift installations.


  • What is a lift or hoist: definitions, forms and components;
  • Reference legislation for the conduct of biennial audits;
  • "New approach" Directives;
  • Dir.95/16/EC: the certification of lifts and safety components;
  • Responsibilities of the manufacturer/installer, owner;
  • Role of the Notified Body;
  • The harmonised standards;
  • Instrumentation necessary for certification;
  • Presidential Decree162/99, Decree 26/10/2005 and standards EN 81-1 and EN 81-2;
  • Responsibilities of the owner and the maintainer;
  • Equipment necessary for periodic review;
  • Periodic review checklist;
  • Simulation;
  • Description of the lift machinery;
  • Description of the safety components defined by the standard;
  • Description of tests to be performed on the safety components;
  • Description of additional evidence - periodic verification simulation;
  • Demonstration "in the field" regarding the periodic testing of systems.
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