Liftinstituut: leading in lift and escalator knowledge

Liftinstituut is one of Europe’s leading certification organizations for lifts, escalator systems, sub-systems and components. We have specialized in this field for over 80 years and have more than 15 years’ experience in performance-based safety. What’s more, we have a long track record certifying projects for major companies like Kone, ThyssenKrupp, Schindler, Mitsubishi and Otis.

As a Notified Body (NoBo), we certify lifts and safety components according to EU safety codes and standards for lifts and related equipment. As an Accredited Elevator/Escalator Certification Organization (AECO), we certify elevators, escalators and components for the North American market according to code ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7. We also regularly perform lift inspections all over the world.

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Everything you need to know about PESS

Everything you need to know about PESS

Modern lifts and escalators can’t do without it anymore: electronics and software. In a relatively small time a lot of control and safety systems became software based. National and international standards have long been an adequate level of prescribed safety, on the basis of the specific state of the art. Since the introduction of the European Lifts Directive it is possible to deviate from those standards. This is where Programmable Electronic Safety Systems became possible for the first time.

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Stay updated with Liftinstituut Magazine

Stay updated with Liftinstituut Magazine

What is the latest news about international lift standards? Which innovations are important to your business? What tips has Liftinstituut for your company to speed up certification processes? Every year certification organization Liftinstituut issues its Liftinstituut Magazine. An English magazine with all the necessary facts to keep you updated. Ask for a free copy now. It is also possible to view the last edition online (you need Acrobat Reader).

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  • Pieter Schaareman, product manager Codes & Standards

    ”WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW INDEPENDENT NOTIFIED BODIES TO JOIN DISCUSSIONS IN STANDARDISATION COMMITTEES AND MONITOR THE SAFETY ASPECTS TOO.“

  • Dennis Simons, senior back office assistant

    ”FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR CUSTOMERS, WE CONSTANTLY WORK ON NOT JUST THE THOROUGHNESS, BUT ALSO THE SPEED OF OUR WAY OF WORKING.“

  • Tijmen Molema, PESS product specialist

    ”I ALWAYS ENJOY SHARING MY KNOWLEDGE OF ELEVATORS AND ELEVATOR SAFETY REGARDING TO PESS WITH OTHERS.“

  • Eric Verkaik, product specialist

    ”ELEVATOR OWNERS WANT INSIGHT INTO THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF THEIR ELEVATOR. OUR ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC) OFFERS THIS.“

  • Dennis Lindeboom, international account manager

    ”WORLDWIDE ACCEPTED STANDARDS ASK FOR WORLDWIDE OPERATING CERTIFICATION BODIES. LIFTINSTITUUT IS IN THAT POSITION AND READY TO HELP YOU.“

  • John van Vliet, managing director Liftinstituut Holding

    ”WE ARE CONSIDERED SAFETY SPECIALISTS IN VERTICAL TRANSPORT. THIS IS WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER INSPECTION INSTITUTES THAT WORK IN A MORE GENERIC MANNER.“

  • Marco Waagmeester, managing director Liftinstituut Holding

    ”OUR AMBITION IS TO BE THE WORLD’S LEADING SERVICE PROVIDER IN ELEVATOR AND ESCALATOR SAFETY.“

  • Albert Jan van Ommen, international business manager

    ”WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WORLDWIDE ACCEPTANCE OF EN 81-20. “

  • Wietze Visser, senior specialist Certification

    ”WHETHER MANDATORY OR NOT, CALLING IN A GOOD NOTIFIED BODY AT AN EARLY STAGE WILL PREVENT A LOT OF TROUBLE AFTERWARDS, SUCH AS ACCIDENTS AND CLAIMS.“

  • Robert Kaspersma, senior specialist Certification

    ”PERFORMANCE-BASED SAFETY OFFERS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES TO MANUFACTURERS IN NORTH AMERICA. THE ABILITY TO DEVIATE FROM A17.1 HELPS TO BE A LOT MORE INNOVATIVE.“