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ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

of January 20, 2016 No. 8

About approval of the Technical regulation about elevators and components of safety for elevators

(as amended on 14-06-2023)

In pursuance of provisions of Article 18 and Item 16 of appendix No. 3 to the Law No. 235 of December 1, 2011 on activities for accreditation and assessment of conformity (The official monitor of the Republic of Moldova, 2012, Art. No. 46-47, 136) DECIDES: the Government

1. Approve the Technical regulation about elevators and components of safety for elevators it (is applied).

2. To the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure:

develop and approve the list of the harmonized standards within 6 months of date of publication of this resolution;

recognize the bodies performing assessment of conformity of the elevators and components of safety provided for the domestic market.

3. Ceased to be valid according to the Order of the Government of the Republic of Moldova of 08.05.2018 No. 411

4. Before the date of entry into force of the law on ratification of the Agreement on assessment of conformity and the acceptability of manufactured goods between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union:

1) are allowed placement in the market and commissioning of elevators and components of safety for the elevators marked by mark of conformity of SM which are followed by the declaration of conformity according to the requirements provided in the Law No. 235 of December 1, 2011 on activities for accreditation and assessment of conformity;

2) the producer or his authorized representative - the legal entity with the location in the Republic of Moldova applies mark of conformity of SM in case assessment of conformity of elevators and components of safety for the elevators intended for the national market is performed by acknowledged conformity assessment bodies by application of the procedures provided in Chapter XIV of the Technical regulation about elevators and components of safety for elevators;

3) it is forbidden in the conditions provided by the Technical regulation about elevators and components of safety for elevators, drawing on the same component of safety for elevators of the sign SM and marking of SE;

4) the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure recognizes the bodies performing assessment of conformity of elevators and components of safety for the elevators intended for the national market according to the procedures provided in Chapter XIV of the Technical regulation about elevators and components of safety for elevators. The procedure of notification is performed after the procedure of recognition established in Chapter IV-1 of the Law No. 235 of December 1, 2011 on activities for accreditation and assessment of conformity;

5) requirements to notified conformity assessment bodies are applied also to the acknowledged conformity assessment bodies having similar legal status according to Law No. 235 provisions of December 1, 2011 on activities for accreditation and assessment of conformity. When holding procedures for assessment of conformity the acknowledged bodies performing assessment of conformity of elevators and components of safety for elevators constitute the test certificate of standard sample;

6) the list including acknowledged conformity assessment bodies and their identification numbers is kept by the National center of accreditation MOLDAC and published on its official site.

5. This resolution becomes effective in 24 months of date of publication in the Official monitor of the Republic of Moldova.

6. Declare invalid the Order of the Government No. 1252 of November 10, 2008. "About approval of the Technical regulation "Determination of Conditions of Placement in the Market of Elevators" (The official monitor of the Republic of Moldova, 2008, Art. No. 208-209, 1273) from coming into force of the Technical regulation about elevators and components of safety for elevators.

7. To impose control over the implementation of this resolution on the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure.

Acting as Prime Minister

George Brega

Countersigns:

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure

 

Stefan Christoph Brid

Approved by the Order of the Government of the Republic of Moldova of January 20, 2016, No. 8

The technical regulation about elevators and components of safety for elevators

The technical regulation about elevators and components of safety for elevators implements the Directive 2014/33/CE of the European Parliament and Council of February 26, 2014 about harmonization of legislations of the state members concerning elevators and components of safety for elevators (the text with the reference for SEE), L96 published in the Official magazine of the European Union of March 29, 2014.

Chapter I. General requirements

1. The technical regulation about elevators and components of safety for elevators (further – the Technical regulation) establishes requirements to which there shall correspond elevators and components of safety for elevators for the purpose of their placement in the market and/or commissioning, ensuring high level of protection of social values and interests, such as health protection and safety of people, and guaranteeing the loyal competition in the market.

2. This Technical regulation is applied to elevators which are considered as end products only after are established in buildings and on constructions on permanent basis.

3. This Technical regulation is applied to safety components to elevators which are new in the market of the Republic of Moldova at the time of their introduction on the market. More precisely, those are the new components of safety made by the producer of the Republic of Moldova, or the imported new components of safety.

4. This Technical regulation is applied in case of all forms of deliveries, including remote trade.

5. All economic agents participating in supply chains and distributions take measures for ensuring placement in the market only of elevators and components of safety for elevators which correspond to this Technical regulation.

6. Assessment of conformity of elevators and components of safety for elevators is exclusive obligation of the producer or fitter.

7. The national inspectorate for technical supervision (further – body for supervision of the market) is the body responsible for control of observance of this Technical regulation.

Chapter II. Scope

8. This Technical regulation is applied to the elevators which are constantly serving buildings and constructions, intended for transportation:

a) people;

b) people and freights;

c) only freights if the device for transportation is readily available, that is the person without effort can enter it, and it is equipped with the controling mechanisms located in the considered device for transportation or within reach of the person who is in this adaptation.

9. This Technical regulation is also applied to the safety components for elevators specified in appendix III to this Technical regulation and held for use in the elevators provided in Item 8.

10. This Technical regulation is not applied to:

a) to lifting devices which speed does not exceed 0,15 of m/s;

b) to construction elevators;

c) to suspended ropeways, including rope railroads;

d) to the elevators which are specially designed and designed for the military or police purposes;

e) to lifting devices from which works can be performed;

f) to mine lifting devices;

g) to the lifting devices intended for raising of actors during art representations;

h) to the lifting devices established in vehicles;

i) to the lifting devices connected to machines and intended only for access to workplaces including Items of maintenance and technical inspection;

j) to trains on rack transfer (kremalyer);

k) to escalators and mechanical mobile paths.

11. In case concerning elevators or components of safety for elevators the risks specified in this Technical regulation fall, fully or partially, under operation of the specific legislation, this Technical regulation is not applied or its application stops in case of such elevators or components of safety for elevators and the corresponding risks from the date of application of the specified special legislation.

Chapter III. Terminology

12. Within this Technical regulation the determinations provided by the Law No. 235 of December 1, 2011 on activities for accreditation and assessment of conformity, the Law No. 422-XVI of December 22, 2006 on general safety of products are used.

13. In this Technical regulation the following concepts are used:

a) the elevator - the lifting device which serves certain levels by means of the device for transportation moving on not movably fixed directing mechanisms inclined at an angle more than 15 degrees from horizontal or the lifting device moving on the fixed trajectory even if it does not move on not movably fixed directing mechanisms;

b) the model elevator – the representative elevator, whose technical documentation shows sample in which the main requirements for safety and health protection stated in annex I to these Regulations, which are applied to the elevators corresponding to the model elevator which is determined on the basis of objective parameters will be observed and which uses the identical elements ensuring safety of elevators;

c) the fitter – physical person or legal entity which takes the responsibility for designing, production, installation and placement in the market of the corresponding elevator;

d) the authorized representative – any physical person or legal entity which was in writing authorized by the producer to carry out certain tasks from his name;

e) the device for transportation – part of the elevator in which people and/or freights accommodate to be lifted or lowered.

Chapter IV. Ensuring access on the market

14. It is impossible to prohibit, to limit or interfere with introduction on the market and to commissioning of elevators or placement in the market of components of safety for the elevators conforming to requirements of this Technical regulation and requirements of the existing legal acts for reasons of their safety and/or harmlessness.

15. When holding trade fairs, exhibitions or demonstrations are not allowed preventing to display of elevators or components of safety for elevators which do not conform to requirements of this Technical regulation provided that the visible sign accurately specifies that they do not conform to requirements and will not be entered on the market or to take place in the market before reduction in compliance condition. During demonstrations proper measures of safety for ensuring protection of people shall be taken.

16. The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure as the regulating body has the right to approve requirements which considers necessary for protection of persons when these elevators are transferred to use or are used provided that it does not assume the change of elevators which is not provided by this Technical regulation.

Chapter V. Introduction on the market, placement in the market and commissioning

17. The regulating body accepts in the limits set by the current legislation, all necessary measures that the elevators falling under action of this Technical regulation could be placed in the market and be put into operation only when they meet the requirements of this Technical regulation, on condition of their correct installation, proper servicing and proper use.

18. The regulating body accepts in the limits set by the current legislation, all necessary measures that the safety components for elevators falling under action of this Technical regulation could be placed in the market and be put into operation only when they meet the requirements of this Technical regulation, on condition of their integration and proper servicing and proper use.

Chapter VI. Main requirements for health protection and safety

19. The elevators falling under action of this Technical regulation fulfill the main requirements for health protection and safety established in appendix I to this Technical regulation.

20. Safety components for the elevators falling under action of this Technical regulation fulfill the main requirements for health protection and safety provided in appendix I to the present Technical to regulations and allow elevators into which are integrated, to fulfill relevant requirements.

Chapter VII. Buildings or constructions in which elevators are established

21. The competent authority, on circumstances, undertakes all proper measures to make sure that persons responsible for works on construction or the building, and the fitter mutually provide the necessary information and undertake proper measures on guaranteeing proper functioning and safe use of the elevator.

22. The competent authority, on circumstances, undertakes all proper measures to make sure that in mines for elevators there are no pipelines, cables or armature, except those which are necessary for functioning and safety of the elevator.

Chapter VIII. Obligations of fitters

23. In case of introduction of the elevator on the market fitters provide that it was designed, made, established and tested according to the main requirements for health protection and safety stated in annex I to this Technical regulation.

24. Fitters constitute technical documentation and carry out the relevant assessment procedure of compliance specified in Items 63-66, or will organize its carrying out. In case by means of the specified procedure elevator compliance to the existing main requirements for health protection and safety is shown, the fitter constitutes the declaration of conformity, provides its appendix to the elevator and puts marking of CE.

25. The fitter stores technical documentation and the declaration of conformity within 10 years after introduction of the elevator on the market.

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