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Lifts Group Events

8th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies - 15 May 2018

Hong Kong, China

For further information please visit the Lift Symposium website

Hong Kong Workshop: CIBSE Guide D Transportation Systems in Buildings

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 2.30 - 5.30 pm.
CIBSE Guide D Transportation systems in buildings is an internationally recognised and respected reference on vertical transportation. The Guide is an invaluable sourse of information for those involved in the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of transportation systems in buildings. This workshop will inlcude presentations from authors and reviewers of the Guide including:
Dr Richard D Peters BSc EngD CEng FIET FCIBSE
EurIng David A. Cooper BSc(Hons), MSc, MPhil, CEng, FIET, FCIBSE, FRSA, FCGI
EurIng Dr. Rory S. Smith CEng FCIBSE
We recommend that participants purchase a copy of the guide in advance of the workshop, which is available here.
This workshop is free to attend, but registration is required  - please click here
The workshop is being run as a follow on from the 8th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies, which takes place on 15 May (all day) and 16 May (morning). To register for the Symposium please visit


CIBSE Lifts Group Evening Meeting

Wednesday 23 May 2018 in Manchester (venue to be confirmed)
16.30 tea/biscuits 
17.00 AGM


The new suite of BS 8486 test standards

Adam Scott, CIBSE Representative on BSI MHE/4 Lifts Committee

The new BS EN 81-20: 2014 and its supporting BS EN 81-50: 2014 require tests to be carried before a lift goes into service. BSI published BS 8486-1/2 to meet this requirement for BS  EN 81-1/2.  BS 8486-3: 2017 has been published and covers BS EN 81-20/50.  BSI is now working on a family of test documents to cover the supplementary standards as below:
Part 4: Passenger and goods passenger lifts in existing buildings conforming to BS EN 81-21;
Part 5: Lift alarm systems conforming to BS EN 81-28;
Part 6: Lift features for accessibility conforming to BS EN 81-70;
Part 7: Lift features for vandalism conforming to BS EN 81-71;
Part 8: Lift features for fire-fighting conforming to BS EN 81-72;
Part 9: Lift features for emergency recall conforming to BS EN 81-73;
Part 10: Lift features for evacuation conforming to BS EN 81-76, 
Adam will introduce the suite of BS 8486 standards and review of BS 8486-3: 2017 and its relationship with annexes of BS 8486-1/2: 2007+A1: 2011 and the future BS 8486-4/5/6/7/8/9 family.


How do you comment on standards? 

Dr Gina Barney, IEE (IET) Representative on MHE/4

To comment on standards is not difficult if a "standard" procedure is followed.  The intention of this workshop is to take the mystery out of the process. 
Drafts  for Public Comment of BS 8486-8 (firefighting tests to EN 81-72) and BS8486-9 (recall tests to EN81-72)  have just been published.  
Therefore there is an opportunity for attendees to engage in the live creation of CIBSE Lifts Group comments and to submit them to BSi.  Expert assistance will be available.
Registrations will open shortly

9th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies - 19-20 September 2018

Highgate House, Northampton, UK

For further information please visit the Lift Symposium website

Annual Seminar

13 November 2018 - more details to follow.

AGM & Evening Meeting

5 February 2019