Directive 2014/33/EU on lifts and safety components for lifts aims to allow lifts and their safety components to be sold throughout the EU market and to ensure a high level of safety for lift users and maintenance staff.

The directive lays down rules on the sale and putting into service of lifts and safety components for lifts. It applies to lifts that permanently serve buildings and constructions and that are intended for the transport of persons and goods. It does not apply to funicular railways, hoists and escalators or walkways.