Most residential elevators are safe, but you should check for certification and make sure that the elevator gets regular and high-quality maintenance.
The first step is to check if your residential elevator carries a safety label like the CE or UL label, for example. These labels guarantee that your elevator fulfills certain verified safety standards, the European safety standards for the CE mark, and the US safety standards, such as ASME A18.1 (Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts). All our elevators are CE type certified by the notified body Liftinstituut to comply with all relevant EU standards, and certain elevator models, like the Cibes A5000 and A4000 platform lifts, are certified by the UL for the North American markets.
Maintenance makes residential elevators safe #
Step two is to make sure that your elevator is properly maintained. A home elevator is only as safe as the quality of its maintenance. Just like your car, an elevator needs regular technical checks and service. Always sign a contract for elevator maintenance and always make sure to select an elevator maintenance company that is certified and trained to maintain your elevator brand. At Cibes, we train all our dealers to maintain our elevators, so that you can rest assured that the maintenance of your elevator is handled by qualified and trained people.