Taking stock of what action has been taken in Europe to improve the safety of lifts three years after key legislation was adopted was the theme of a public hearing the European Parliament organised on December 10 in Brussels. The meeting was organised at the instigation of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy, the European Commission and the European Elevator Association (EEA). Delegates stressed the fact that although the harmonisation Directive for new lifts (95/16/EC) is now being transposed by the Member States, the implementation of the related Recommendation on improving safety of existing lifts prior to the adoption of the Directive (95/216) leaves a lot to be desired. The Recommendation was...

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