The Health and Safety Authority (The Authority) has been made aware of passenger lifts installed by Ellickson Engineering Ltd (no longer trading; currently in receivership since 2011) that are marked with the following “CE490” as the identification for the notified body involved in the conformity assessment process.
The Authority wishes to advise all lift owners and other interested parties that the number CE490 is not a valid number and would indicate that the lift may not have been designed and/or installed in compliance with relevant legislation.
The Authority recommends that lift owners/operators who have a lift marked CE490 should:
1.Engage the services of a suitably qualified engineer to check if the lift installation complies with all the essential health and safety requirements of Annex 1 of the Lift Regulations (S.I. 246 of 1998)
2.Inform the Authority, see contact details below ;
Workplace Contact Unit
Health and Safety Authority
James Joyce Street
Dublin 1 D01 K0Y8
LoCall: 1890 289 389 (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:30pm)
Fax: 01 614 7125
The Authority is also advising any economic operators, such as lift installation companies, lift maintenance companies, lift surveying companies/engineers etc., if they come across lifts with the CE490 marking to bring this alert to the attention of the lift owner, and to immediately inform the Authority.
The Authority has been advised that Kilell Ltd, currently trading as Ellickson Engineering has no affiliation with the aforementioned company Ellickson Engineering Ltd.
Source : HSA.ie