Asansör 2013 Conference
This two-day event focused on lift regulations, EU directives and the SNEL.
The small two-day conference held April 5-6 as part of Asansör Istanbul 2013 (ELEVATOR WORLD, June 2013) focused on lift regulations, European Union directives and Safety Norms for Existing Lifts (SNEL) as they relate to Turkey.
Selcuk Dikmen, an experienced lift professional and consultant, chaired the opening day of the conference. The first presentation titled “Industrial Statistics of Lifts and Escalators,” was delivered by Ebru Gemici of VDMA. Gemici focused on the state of accident reporting across Europe and emerging statistics showing meaningful results. The second presentation, “SNEL Practices in Europe,” was delivered by Jean Luc Detavernier and Luc Rivet. Both presenters illustrated the French experience of SNEL and showed how the many countries in Europe are or are not implementing the SNEL initiative.
Sefa Targit, president of AYSAD (Turkish lift association), chaired the second day of the conference and introduced Wolfgang Adldinger, European Lift Association Components Committee chairman. Adldinger presented “EN 81 + A3 Practices in Germany” and gave the audience an insight into what is being done in Germany. Targit chaired the second presentation, which consisted of a panel titled “Annual Lift Controls.” The panel’s focus was to discuss and evaluate the current state of inspection, certification, maintenance and testing in the Turkish lift and escalator industry. The panel consisted of Zühtü Bakir, head of the department at the Industry and Technology Ministry; Halim Akis¸ i of the Turkish Engineers and Architects Chamber; I. lknur Kiliç from the Turkish Standards Institute; Erman Balci from SZUTEST; Aziz Bilge from Otis; and Fuat Durdag˘ from ERSAN Lift, who all presented and shared their experience with the audience.