Current update: January 1, 2014 (Equivalence with the international standard: CEN/TS 81-76:2011, Will be canceled by: PNE-prEN 81-76)
Approval date: March 14, 2012
Entity that promotes it: European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
Issue: Built environment
This technical specification provides the rules for the specific use of an elevator by people with disabilities in the evacuation of a building. To achieve this objective, the selected elevator(s) should be incorporated into the overall building design, which includes the usual stairs and escape routes without any reduction in their number or capacity. This document specifies particular precautions and safety rules to help people with disabilities evacuate a building safely using elevators with relative safety, and with the help of appropriately trained evacuation assistants.Geographic scope of application: Europe
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