Preparing for improved activities regarding lifts safety
The Free Movement of Goods (FMG) project
has supported a study visit to Slovenia for officials of Kosovo institutions
dealing with issues on safety of lifts. During this visit, meetings were held
with representatives of Slovenia’s Ministry of Economic Development and
Technology to discuss the implementation of legislation (technical rules) on lifts
safety and cooperation with other ministries (relevant inspectorates) and the authorization
procedure with conformity assessment bodies which regularly inspect the safety
of lifts in use.
At the meeting with the National Standards
Body (SIST), discussions were held on the preparation and publication in the
official gazette of harmonized standards on lifts safety and the model of
preparation and implementation of the National Standardization Strategy; during
the visit of ZVD (Inspection Body) the first and periodic inspection of lifts was
discussed. The inspection of two types of lifts was demonstrated.
The final meeting was with the Labor
inspectorate to exchange experiences regarding the inspection of lifts in the working
environment. During this meeting Kosovo representatives were presented with the
duties of the Labor inspectorate and the measures taken by them if they find
out that a lift is in a dangerous state. This study visit was very important
for all participants, who directly benefited from the experience and knowledge
of the Slovenian side.