The Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers


How do I know that a lift table, or other product, with a travel height over 3 metres is safe?

A lift table or other product with a travel height over 3 metres will have been risk assessed by the manufacturer to meet all the relevant Essential Health and Safety Requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. If it does not fully comply with the European standard, or if the manufacturer does not have a quality assurance system, such as ISO 9001, approved by an accredited notified body, which covers both product development and manufacture, then it must be EC type tested by an accredited European Notified Body who will issue a Type Examination Certificate. Once one of these conditions has been met the manufacturer signs, and issues with the machine, a Declaration of Conformity and affixes the CE mark, thus officially declaring it to be safe for use and allowing it to be legally sold in any EU member state irrespective of other national standards or regulations.