Certification of Cableways

Certification of Cableways

Many people are afraid of heights and therefore also of using cableways such as ski lifts. Hence it is good to know that before new cableways are placed on the EU market, all manufacturers must ensure that their cableways and components meet the requirements of the Cableways Directive 2000/9/EC. This is guaranteed through product certification.

It means that a Notified body such as Kiwa Inspecta approves the products before they are offered for sale on the market by the manufacturer. So, whether you are making cableways or buying one for your recreational project, you can be sure it is safe with one of our certificates.

Kiwa Inspecta’s services cover ski and chair lifts as well as gondolas operated with one conveying rope. We carry out EC type-examinations, as well as product and unit verifications of safety components (modules B, F and G). In addition, we perform EC examinations of subsystems. Kiwa Inspecta also provides equipment and materials testing services for rope clamps and ropes.

The most important aim of the Directive 2000/9/EC is to facilitate safe construction and operation of all cableway installations throughout the EU. The directive is applicable to all cableway installations designed to carry people, and it harmonizes national legislation on design, manufacture and conformity assessment of subsystems and safety components of such systems.

Product certification also promotes high quality manufacturing in the production stage. It makes sure that cableways fulfill all health, safety and consumer protection requirements. In the EU and EEA countries it is also a great benefit that CE marked products can move freely across borders, and do not have to be approved separately in each country. This promotes competitiveness for exporting companies.

Benefits with Certification of Cableways

  • Ensures that cableways are safe for passengers
  • Promotes high quality in the production phase
  • Ensures conformity of the products
  • Allows international trade, promotes competitiveness and ensures free movement of products within the EU & EEA market (in total 30 countries)
  • Gives valuable information to manufacturers