This is the first edition of CSA ISO 8100-20, Lifts for the transport of persons and goods – Part 20: Global essential safety requirements (GESRs), which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard ISO 8100-20 (first edition, 2018-08). It replaces CAN/CSA-ISO 22559-1:16 (adopted ISO 22559-1:2014), Safety requirements for lifts (elevators) — Part 1: Global essential safety requirements (GESRs). At the time of publication, ISO 8100-20:2018 is available from ISO in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO.
This standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
— specifies GESRs for lifts (elevators), their components and functions, and
— establishes a system and provides methods for minimizing safety risks that can arise in the course of, the operation and use of, or work on, lifts (elevators).
NOTE 1 Hereinafter, the term lift is used instead of the term elevator.
NOTE 2 See Clause 5 regarding the use and application of this document.
This document is applicable to lifts that are intended to carry persons or persons and goods that can:
a) be located in any permanent and fixed structure or building, except lifts located in means of transport, (e.g. ships);
b) have any
1) rated load, size of load carrying unit and speed, and
2) travel distance and number of landings;
c) be affected by fire in the load-carrying unit (LCU), earthquake, weather, or flood;
d) be foreseeably misused (e.g. overloaded) but not vandalized.
This document does not cover
a) all needs of users with disabilities;1) or
b) risks arising from
1) work on lifts under construction, testing, or during alterations and dismantling;
2) use of lifts for fire fighting and emergency evacuation;
3) vandalism; and
4) fire outside the LCU.