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A3.2 British national standards related to lifts, escalators and moving walks

PAS 32-1: 1999: Specification for examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Electric traction lifts 
PAS 32-2: 1999: Specification for examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Hydraulic lifts
DD 176: 1988: Data logging and remote monitoring equipment for lifts, escalators and passenger conveyors
DD 197: 1990: Recommendations for vandal resistant lifts
DD 222: 1996: Rack and pinion lifts
DD 265: 2008: Protocol for communications between a lift alarm system and an alarm receiving station (rescue centre). Specification
BS 302-4: 1987: Stranded steel wire ropes. Specification for ropes for lifts
BS 329: 1968: Specification for steel wire ropes for electric lifts
CP 407: 1972: Electric, hydraulic and hand-powered lifts
BS 1570: 1999: Lifting tables. Safety requirements for lifting tables 
BS 2655: Specification for lifts, escalators, passenger conveyors and paternosters:
BS 2655-1: 1970: General requirements for electric, hydraulic and hand powered lifts
BS 2655-2: 1959: Single-speed poly-phase induction motors for driving lifts
BS 2655-3: 1971: Arrangements of standard electric lifts
BS 2655-4: 1969: General requirements for escalators and passenger conveyors
BS 2655-5: 1970: General requirements for paternosters
BS 2655-6: 1970: Building construction requirements
BS 2655-7: 1970: Testing and inspection
BS 2655-8: 1971: Modernization or reconstruction of lifts, escalators and paternosters
BS 2655-9: 1970: Definitions
BS 2655-10: 1972: General requirements for guarding
BS 3810-8: 1975: Glossary of terms used in materials handling
BS 5266-1: 2011: Emergency lighting. Code of practice for the emergency escape lighting of premises (incorporating corrigendum dated June 2012)
BS 5323: 1980: Code of practice for scissor lifts
BS 5588: Fire precautions in the design and construction of buildings:
BS 5588-5: 1986: Code of practice for firefighting stairways and lifts
BS 5588-5: 1991: Code of practice for firefighting stairs and lifts
BS 5588-5: 2004: Access and facilities for firefighting
BS 5588-8: 1988: Code of practice for means of escape for disabled people
BS 5588-8: 1999: Amd. 2004: Code of practice for means of escape for disabled people
BS 5655: Lifts and service lifts:
BS 5655-1: ES: 1981: Explanatory supplement to BS 5655 Lifts and service lifts Part 1 Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts (EN 81:Part 1)
BS 5655-1: 1979, EN 81-1: 1977: Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts
BS 5655-1: 1986, EN 81-1: 1985: Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts
BS 5655-2: 1983: Lifts and service lifts. Specification for hydraulic lifts
BS 5655-2: 1988, EN 81-2: 1987: Safety rules for the construction and installation of hydraulic lifts
BS 5655-3: 1989: Lifts and service lifts. Specification for electric service lifts
BS 5655-5: 1989: Specification for dimensions of standard lift arrangements 
BS 5655-6: 1985: Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for selection and installation
BS 5655-6: 1990: Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for selection and installation
BS 5655-6: 2002: Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for the selection and installation of new lifts
BS 5655-6: 2011: Lifts and service lifts. Code of practice for the selection, installation and location of new lifts
BS 5655-7: 1983: Specification for manual control devices, indicators and additional fittings
BS 5655-8: 1983: Specification for eyebolts for lift suspension
BS 5655-9: 1985: Specification for guide rails 
BS 5655-10: 1986: Specification for the testing and inspection of electric and hydraulic lifts
BS 5655-10.1.1: 1995: Specification for the testing and examination of lifts and service. Electric lifts Commissioning test for new lifts 
BS 5655-10.2.1: 1995: Specification for the testing and examination of lifts and service. Hydraulic lifts. Commissioning tests for new lifts
BS 5655-10.1.2 (draft): Specification for the testing and examination of lifts and service lifts. Electric lifts Commissioning tests for modernised lifts
BS 5655-10.2.2 (draft): Specification for the testing and examination of lifts and service lifts. Hydraulic lifts. Commissioning tests for modernised lifts
BS 5655-11: 1989: Recommendations for the installation of new, and the modernization of, electric lifts in existing buildings
BS 5655-11: 2005: Code of practice for the undertaking of modifications to existing electric lifts
BS 5655-12: 1989: Recommendations for the installations of new, and the modernization of, hydraulic lifts in existing buildings
BS 5655-12: 2005: Code of practice for the undertaking of modifications to existing hydraulic lifts
BS 5655-13: 1995: Recommendations for vandal resistant lifts 
BS 5655-14: 1995: Specification for hand powered service lifts and platform hoists
BS 5656: 1983: Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and passenger conveyors
BS 5656: Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and passenger conveyors:
BS 5656-1: 1997: Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and passenger conveyors. Specification and proformas for test and examination of new installations
BS 5656-1: 2013: Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and moving walks. Examination and test of new escalators before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN 115-1:2008+A1:2010
BS 5656-2: 2004: Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and moving walks. Code of practice for the selection, installation and location of new escalators and moving walks
BS 5656-3:2014: Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and moving walks. Examination and test of new moving walks before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN 115-1:2008+A1:2010
BS 5776: 1996: Specification for powered stairlifts 
BS 5810: 1979: Code of practice for access for the disabled to buildings
BS 5900: 1980: Specification for powered home lifts
BS 5900: 1991: Specification for powered domestic lifts
BS 5900: 1999: Specification for powered domestic lifts with partially enclosed cars and no lift well enclosures
BS 5900: 2012: Powered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures. Specification
BS 5965: 1980: Specification for manually driven balanced personal home lifts 
BS 6440: 1983: Code of practice for powered lifting platforms for use by disabled persons
BS 6440: 1999: Power lifting platforms for use by disabled persons. Code of practice
BS 6440:2011: Powered vertical Powered vertical lifting platforms having non-enclosed or partially enclosed liftways intended for use by persons with impaired mobility. Specification
PD 6523: 1989: Information on access to and movement within and around buildings and on certain facilities for disabled people
PD 6500: 1984: Explanatory supplement to BS 5655 ‘Lifts and service lifts’ Part 1 ‘Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts’ (EN 81: Part 1)
PD 6500: 1986: Explanatory supplement to BS 5655 ‘Lifts and service lifts’ Part 1 ‘Safety rules for the construction and installation of electric lifts’ (EN 81: Part 1)
BS 6977: 1981: Specification for insulated flexible cables for lifts and for other flexible connections
BS 6977: 1991: Specification for insulated flexible cables for lifts and for other flexible connections
BS 7255: 1989: Code of practice for safe working on lifts 
BS 7255: 2001: Amd. 2002:  Code of practice for safe working on lifts
BS 7255: 2012: Code of practice for safe working on lifts
BS 7671: 2008: Requirements for electrical installations. IEE Wiring Regulations. Seventeenth edition
BS 7671: Amendment 2: August 2013: Requirements for Electrical Installations IET Wiring Regulations Seventeenth Edition
BS 7671: 2008 + A3: 2015: Requirements for Electrical Installations IET Wiring Regulations Seventeenth Edition
BS 7801: 1995: Code of practice for safe working on escalators and passenger conveyors in use
BS 7801: 2004: Code of practice for safe working on escalators and moving walks
BS 7801: 2011: Escalators and moving walks. Code of practice for safe working on escalators and moving walks
BS 8486: Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service:
BS 8486-1: 2007: Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN 81. Electric lifts
BS 8486-1: 2007 + A1: 2011: Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN 81. Electric lifts
BS 8486-2: 2007: Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service. Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN 81. Hydraulic lifts
BS 8486- 2: 2007 + A1: 2011: Examination and test of new lifts before putting  into service. Specification f or means of determining compliance with BS EN 81. Hydraulic lifts
BS 9102: 2014: Code of practice for safe working on lifting platforms