23 January 2019, Wednesday

“Changes On Escalators And Moving Walks Standards” Workshop Was Held

TS EN 115-1:2017 - Safety of escalators and moving walks - Part 1: Construction and installation standard is going to enter into force on 31 January 2019. So a workshop was held in İzmir Tepekule Congress and Exhibition Center on 18 January 2019, hosted by Mechanical Engineers Room - İzmir branch.

In addition to İSGÜM Work Equipment Unit, 38 representatives from T.C. Ministry of Industry and Technology, Turkish Standards Institute (TSE), TMMOB Chamber of Electrical Engineers (EMO), Unite Elevator and Escalator Industry and Trade Co., Löher Asansör San. and Tic. Inc., BugaOtis Elevator Industry and Trade Inc., Schindler Türkeli Elevator Industry Inc., Kone Elevator Industry and Trade Inc., Ake Asansör Malzemeleri Paz. Ltd. Sti., Thyssenkrupp Elevator Industry and Trade Co., Hyundai Elevator joined to the workshop.

Significant changes to the standard, such as the design of escalators and walkways that exposed to seismic conditions, periodic controls of escalators and moving walks and Market conditions of escalators / bands after 31 January 2019 within the scope of the 2006/42/AT - Machinery Safety Regulation were discussed during the workshop. The workshop results report was decided to be sent to the relevant institutions and organizations advisory.