This is the second edition of CAN/CSA-ISO 22559-1, Safety requirements for lifts (elevators) — Part 1: Global essential safety requirements (GESRs), which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 22559-1 (first edition, 2014-02-15). It supersedes the previous edition published in 2007 as CAN/CSA-ISO/TS 22559-1 (adopted ISO/TS 22559-1:2004). For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO 22559-1 throughout.
This part of ISO 22559
— specifies GESRs for lifts (elevators), their components and functions, and
— establishes a system and provides methods for minimizing safety risks that may arise in the course of, the operation and use of, or work on, lifts (elevators).
NOTE 1 Hereinafter in this part of ISO 22559, the term lift is used instead of the term elevator.
NOTE 2 See Clause 5 regarding the use and application of this part of ISO 22559.
This part of ISO 22559 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 part of ISO 22559 does not cover
a) all needs of users with disabilities1), 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.