EN81-71 lift standard. Vandal Resistant Lifts

EN81-71 lift standard. Vandal Resistant Lifts.

The growing demand of protection of lifts in unguarded public areas against acts of vandalism has leaded us to follow the EN81-71 lift regulation, which defines the testing methodology and the classification of lifts in terms of vandal resistance. Some lifts demand additional protection, especially those included in urban areas like:

  • Public buildings
  • Urban infrastructures
  • Social houses

Lifts for reduced dimensions. EN81-21 regulation

We offer a wide range of solutions for adapting our lifts to shaft spaces with reduced shallow headroom, pit or unusual dimensions following the EN81-21 regulation. One of our best selling products is the MRL gearless lift for reduced dimensions: The Silens-Pro Compact®. The Silens-Pro Compact® is the ideal solution for existing buildings with limited space available for lift installation. This product is available in a wide range of load capacities and is perfectly suited to handling traffic conditions in the vast majority of existing buildings. It can also be installed in spaces with very limited available pit depth (350mm minimum, in full compliance with the EN 81-21 standard) and headroom clearance space (a minimum of 2650mm in accordance with EN 81-21). All the advantages of a state-of-the-art MRL gearless lift comfortably fitted into a highly compact product. We can also provide solutions designed to suit the particular project in hand: hydraulic, electric with a machine room sited above, below or on the side of the shaft, drum driven systems, whatever is the most appropriate.


EN81-72 Firefighter lifts

Many buildings and environments require our lifts to be provided with additional protection controls and signals. We ensure the protection and equipment against water and follow the regulation to ease the rescue from inside or outside the lift car in case of fire: emergency trapdoors, accessible ladders, priority recall for the firefighter lift and use of the lift under firefighters control.


Vandal resistant lifts Cat. I

Our vandal resistant lifts category I are equipped with the following equipment:

  • Vandal resistant car and landing doors: Available in several panel executions including EN81-58, E120 and EW60 class fire rated panels. Re-enforced door panels with slanted tamper-preventing back profile at door closing side. Compliant with paragraphs 5.3.1.5 and 5.3.1.8 of EN81-71. Door panels successfully passed EN81-71 pendulum test for EN81-71 level II compliance. (Paragraphs 5.3.1.2 and 5.3.1.3). Flexible finishing possibilities include vandal-resistant heavy-duty stainless steel cladding patterns such as 5WL, leather or linen
  • Heavy duty car with special design with protective measures complying with The Anti-flammability Standard EN13501-1 Class C. Car roofs including Hatch are able to resist more than 150kg. Vandal resistant led lights are compulsory assuring 100 lux in car floor. Easy to clean car enclosures with vandal, fire and water-resistant finishes
  • VR – Car operating panel with special release system. Supplied with IP54 push buttons and vandal resistant Displays
  • VR- Landing face plates and signalisation
  • Car alarm according to regulation

Vandal resistant lifts Cat. II.

In addition to each item shown above we need to provide twice more efforts to control crushing, shearing, cutting, trapping, impact hazard, electrical and thermal hazard in our lifts. The car construction is not less than 21mm thick, complying with EN13501-1 class A2, using VR leds. Pegasus doors are provided with the proper VR –Cat.II certificate.
Each set of electrical equipment includes a safety system according to EN81-71 including intrusion control, controller cabinet and main floor alarm with adjustable volume.

If you have any doubts or questions about your lifts’ Vandal Resistant compliance, we will be more than happy to assist you.


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