Brussels, 12 Oct 2005
The European Commission's Enterprise and Industry DG has published a call for tenders for engineering-related scientific and technical services relating to lift cars for aeroplanes.
Directive 95/16/EC on lifts states the objective of preventing the risk of crushing when the lift car is in one of the extreme positions. It further states that this objective will be achieved by means of free space or refuges. Where this solution is impossible to apply, other appropriate means may be provided to avoid this risk, subject to prior approval by Member States.
The aim of the present technical assessment is to examine whether the solutions available (other than free space or refuges) to avoid the crushing risk provide an equivalent level of safety. The assessment shall be based on the examination of available technical standards and of the technical solutions proposed by lift installers as well as the execution of appropriate tests on actual lift installations.
For further information, please contact:
Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry
Attn: Luis Montoya
Tel +32-2 296 2592
Fax +32-2 296 63
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
http:///t ed.publications.eu.int/udl?REQUE ST=Seek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCI D=193747-2005
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 4.11.2005.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 10.11.2005.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.