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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 European 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.

PESS Certification

Product certification

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Expert Sessions

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Training courses

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.

Get to know us

A world in which everyone can use elevators and escalators safely and without worries – that’s what Liftinstituut has been working towards since 1933. As an organization that is passionate about technology and safety, we share our knowledge and experience with the world around us, in the first instance through safety inspections and certification processes. Every year we help tens of thousands of building owners, building managers and manufacturers provide the ultimate proof of the safety of their installation: the Liftinstituut quality mark.
  • Azaad Santoe, Product specialist Certification

    ”WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A WORLDWIDE ACCEPTANCE OF THE STANDARD EN 81-20. THIS WILL BRING THE SAME SAFETY LEVEL FOR USERS AND MECHANICS EVERYWHERE.“

  • André van den Burg, Product specialist Certification

    ”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.“

  • Dennis Lindeboom, International account manager

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

  • Tolga Göktaş, Product Specialist Certification

    ”I AM VERY INTERESTED IN NEW DAILY LIFE TECHNOLOGIES. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SUPPORT YOU IN IMPLEMENTING THIS TECHNOLOGY IN LIFTS.“

  • Eric Verkaik, Product specialist Certification

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

  • 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.“

Our references

  • Blain
  • Brugg
  • Chyiher
  • Cibes
  • Hitachi
  • Kone
  • Orona
  • Reco
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Vestner
  • Youngwire
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