Regulation (EU) 2016/424 lays down rules on the making available on the market and the free movement of subsystems and safety components for cableway installations. It also contains rules on the design, construction and entry into service of new cableway installations. The purpose of the EU legislation of cableways is to allow for the free movement of safety components and subsystems of cableway installations in the EU internal market while maintaining a uniform and high level of safety.
‘cableway installation’ means a whole on-site system, consisting of infrastructure and subsystems, which is designed, constructed, assembled and put into service with the objective of transporting persons, where the traction is provided by cables positioned along the line of travel.
Regulation (EU) 2016/424 applies to new cableway installations designed to transport persons, to modifications of cableway installations requiring a new authorisation, and to subsystems and safety components for cableway installations. However this Regulation does not apply to the following:
cableway installations that are categorised by Member States as historic, cultural or heritage installations, that entered into service before 1 January 1986 and that are still in operation, and that have not had any significant changes in design or construction, including subsystems and safety components specifically designed for them;
installations intended for agricultural or forestry purposes;
cableway installations for the service of mountain shelters and huts intended only for the transport of goods and specifically designated persons;
on-site or mobile equipment exclusively designed for leisure and amusement purposes and not as a means for transporting persons;
mining installations or other industrial on-site installations used for industrial activities;
installations in which the users or their carriers are waterborne.
More information on Cableways installations can be found here.
The list of Notified Bodies designated for Regulation (EU) 2016/424 can be found here.
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