Are there any extra checks needed other than by the manufacturer?
Not always. According to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Annex IV, if the lifting height (travel) of a product exceeds 3.0 metres,it must either:
- Be EC type tested and certified by an accredited European Notified body OR
- Fully comply with the harmonised EN standard OR
- The manufacturer must have a quality assurance system, such as ISO 9001, approved by an accredited notified body, which covers both product development and manufacture