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Lifts in Malta are subject to the provisions of EU lifts directive 95/16/EC which has two main objectives:

The Lifts Directive 95/16/EC permits the free circulation of lifts and their safety components, within the internal EU market, and ensures a high level of safety for lift users and maintenance staff.

The new Lifts Directive 2014/33/EU on lifts and safety components for lifts is applicable from 20 April 2016.

To ensure passenger safety, all lifts should be brought into line with the provisions of the following, as the case may be.

Safety devices and mechanisms may need to be retrofitted. Various time schedules and deadlines apply for the installation of safety modifications.

The Product Safety Act 2001 obliges vendors to ensure that any product placed on the market be safe and that any product adhere to the relevant regulations. This requirement applies to lifts as well.