541. General duties of importers and distributors with regard to safety components for lifts.

An importer1 must not place a safety component for lifts2 on the market3 unless it is in conformity with the essential health and safety requirements4. When making a safety component for lifts available on the market5, a distributor6 must act with due care to ensure that it is in conformity with Part 27 of the Lifts Regulations 20168.

Before placing a safety component for lifts on the market, an importer must ensure that: (1) a relevant conformity assessment procedure9 has been carried out by the manufacturer; (2) the manufacturer has drawn up the technical documentation10; (3) the safety component for lifts bears the CE marking11 and is accompanied by the EU declaration of conformity12