Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lift - Part 70: Accessibility to lifts for persons including persons with disability

This document specifies the minimum requirements for the safe and independent access and use of lifts by persons, including persons with disabilities. It covers the needs of persons with disabilities according to Annex A.
NOTE   For guidance on solutions for increased accessibility and usability, see Annex D.

Sicherheitsregeln für die Konstruktion und den Einbau von Aufzügen - Besondere Anwendungen für Personen- und Lastenaufzüge - Teil 70: Zugänglichkeit von Aufzügen für Personen einschließlich Personen mit Behinderungen

Dieses Dokument legt die Mindestanforderungen für den sicheren und unabhängigen Zugang und die Benutzung von Aufzügen durch einen weiten Personenkreis einschließlich Personen mit Behinderungen fest. Sie deckt die Bedürfnisse von Menschen mit Behinderungen gemäß Anhang A ab.
ANMERKUNG    Siehe Anhang D als Anleitung für Lösungen zu einer erhöhten Zugänglichkeit und Bedienbarkeit.

Règles de sécurité pour la construction et l'installation des élévateurs - Applications particulières pour les ascenseurs et ascenseurs de charge - Partie 70 : Accessibilité aux ascenseurs pour toutes les personnes y compris les personnes avec handicap

Le présent document spécifie les exigences minimales pour l'accès et l'utilisation autonome et en sécurité des ascenseurs pour les personnes, y compris les personnes en situation de handicap. Il couvre les besoins des personnes en situation de handicap conformément à l'Annexe A.
NOTE   Pour des préconisations relatives à des solutions en matière d'accessibilité et de fonctionnalité améliorées, voir l'Annexe D.

Varnostna pravila za konstruiranje in vgradnjo dvigal (liftov) - Posebne izvedbe osebnih in osebno-tovornih dvigal - 70. del: Dostopnost dvigal za osebe, vključno z invalidi

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 81-70:2021
01-julij-2021
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 81-70:2018
Varnostna pravila za konstruiranje in vgradnjo dvigal (liftov) - Posebne izvedbe

osebnih in osebno-tovornih dvigal - 70. del: Dostopnost dvigal za osebe, vključno

z invalidi

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Particular applications for

passenger and goods passenger lift - Part 70: Accessibility to lifts for persons including

persons with disability
Sicherheitsregeln für die Konstruktion und den Einbau von Aufzügen - Besondere

Anwendungen für Personen- und Lastenaufzüge - Teil 70: Zugänglichkeit von Aufzügen

für Personen einschließlich Personen mit Behinderungen

Règles de sécurité pour la construction et l'installation des élévateurs - Applications

particulières pour les ascenseurs et ascenseurs de charge - Partie 70 : Accessibilité aux

ascenseurs pour toutes les personnes y compris les personnes avec handicap
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 81-70:2021
ICS:
91.140.90 Dvigala. Tekoče stopnice Lifts. Escalators
SIST EN 81-70:2021 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 81-70:2021
EN 81-70
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
April 2021
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 91.140.90 Supersedes EN 81-70:2018
English Version
Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts -
Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger
lift - Part 70: Accessibility to lifts for persons including
persons with disability

Règles de sécurité pour la construction et l'installation Sicherheitsregeln für die Konstruktion und den Einbau

des élévateurs - Applications particulières pour les von Aufzügen - Besondere Anwendungen für

ascenseurs et ascenseurs de charge - Partie 70 : Personen- und Lastenaufzüge - Teil 70: Zugänglichkeit

Accessibilité aux ascenseurs pour toutes les personnes von Aufzügen für Personen einschließlich Personen

y compris les personnes avec handicap mit Behinderungen
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 12 January 2021.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
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© 2021 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 81-70:2021 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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EN 81-70:2021 (E)
Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

0 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 6

4 Significant hazards and barriers to accessibility ................................................................................ 6

5 Safety requirements and/or protective measures ............................................................................. 7

5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 7

5.2 Entrances – Door openings .......................................................................................................................... 8

5.3 Car dimensions and equipment in the car ............................................................................................. 8

5.3.1 Car dimensions ................................................................................................................................................ 8

5.3.2 Equipment in the car ................................................................................................................................... 11

5.4 Control devices and signals ...................................................................................................................... 12

5.4.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 12

5.4.2 Control devices and signals for collective control systems .......................................................... 13

5.4.3 Control devices and signals for destination control systems ....................................................... 17

6 Verification of safety requirements and/or protective measures ............................................. 19

7 Information for use ..................................................................................................................................... 22

Annex A (normative) Categories of disability considered .......................................................................... 23

Annex B (normative) Extra large control devices ......................................................................................... 24

B.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................... 24

B.2 Landing control devices ............................................................................................................................. 24

B.3 Car control devices ...................................................................................................................................... 24

Annex C (normative) Touch screen devices for destination control systems ..................................... 26

Annex D (informative) Guidance for increased accessibility and usability ......................................... 27

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Directive 2014/33/EU aimed to be covered ..................................................... 28

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 29

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EN 81-70:2021 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN 81-70:2021) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 10 “Lifts, escalators

and moving walks”, the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by October 2021, and conflicting national standards shall

be withdrawn at the latest by April 2023.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 81-70:2018.

In comparison with the previous edition, the following significant changes have been made:

— Clarification of relationship to other EN 81 standards;
— Information on building related issues deleted;
— Information in assumptions on negotiations deleted;
— Scope editorially modified;
— Normative references updated;
— References to negotiations in Clause 5 deleted;
— Optional use of additional control devices deleted;
— References to EN 81-20 and EN 81-28 deleted in verification table;
— Content of information for use updated;
— Annex ZA is modified;
— Bibliography updated.
No technical changes have been made during this revision.

The content of this document provides the enhanced design rules, examinations and tests for lifts which

are intended to be used by persons including persons with disability. This document can only be used in

conjunction with the EN 81-20:2020 which gives the basic requirements for passenger and goods

passenger lifts.

This document is part of the EN 81 series of standards. The structure of the EN 81 series is described in

CEN/TR 81-10:2008.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.
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EN 81-70:2021 (E)

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,

Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North

Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United

Kingdom.
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0 Introduction
0.1 General
This document is a type C standard as stated in EN ISO 12100:2010.

The lifts concerned and the extent to which hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events are

covered is indicated in the scope of this standard.

When provisions of this type C standard are different from those which are stated in type A or B

standards, the provisions of this type C standard take precedence over the provisions of the other

standards for lifts that have been designed and built according to the provisions of this type C standard.

0.2 Principles
For the revision of this document the following have been considered:
a) practical experience with the first version of this standard;
b) market demand for including new technology;
c) CEN-CENELEC Guide 6;
d) current legal framework for accessibility and usability, in particular:

The non-discrimination clause (art 6a) based on disability and age of Article 19 of consolidated

version 2016 of the Treaty of Lisbon of the European Union requests a new understanding of

diversity of users in the built environment, transport and products, similar to that established in

information and communication technologies.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with reference also to accessibility in

the built environment – considering human diversity, social inclusion and equality for all people - is

the first ratified EU agreement on human rights and ratified also by most Member States. It is also

the first international legally binding instrument on human rights setting minimum standards for the

rights for people with disabilities around the world.
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1 Scope

This document specifies the minimum requirements for the safe and independent access and use of lifts

by persons, including persons with disabilities. It covers the needs of persons with disabilities according

to Annex A.

NOTE For guidance on solutions for increased accessibility and usability, see Annex D.

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 81-20:2020, Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Lifts for the transport of persons

and goods - Part 20: Passenger and goods passenger lifts

EN ISO 12100:2010, Safety of machinery - General principles for design - Risk assessment and risk reduction

(ISO 12100:2010)

ISO 4190-5:2006, Lift (Elevator) installation — Part 5: Control devices, signals and additional fittings

3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN ISO 12100:2010, EN 81-20:2020

and the following apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
3.1
collective control system

lift control system where required direction of travel is registered on the landing and the destination floor

is registered in the car
3.2
destination control system
lift control system where the destination floor is registered on the landing
3.3
accessibility button
means to activate enhanced accessibility features or services for a single trip
4 Significant hazards and barriers to accessibility

This clause contains all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as far as they are dealt with

in this standard, identified by risk assessment as significant for this type of machinery and which require

actions to eliminate or reduce the risk (see Table 1).

In this document, barriers to accessibility and additional risks encountered by the person with disability

or by the devices used by that person are identified particularly in Table 1, No 8 (ergonomic hazards).

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Table 1 — List of significant hazards
No Hazards listed in EN ISO 12100:2010, Relevant clauses
Annex B
1 Mechanical hazards due to:
Crushing 5.3.2.3
Impact 5.3.2.3
Slip, trip, fall 5.3.2.4
8 Ergonomic hazards due to:
Access 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.1, 5.3.2.3
Design or location of indicators, visual and 5.1.3, 5.4.2.4, 5.4.2.5, 5.4.3.3,
audible display units 5.4.3.4

Design, location or identification of control 5.1.2, 5.4.2.1, 5.4.2.2, 5.4.2.3,

devices 5.4.3.1, 5.4.3.2
Effort 5.3.2.1, 5.3.2.2
5 Safety requirements and/or protective measures
5.1 General

5.1.1 Passenger and goods passenger lifts shall comply with the safety requirements and/or protective

measures of the following clauses. In addition, passenger and goods passenger lifts shall be designed

according to the principles of EN ISO 12100:2010 for relevant but not significant hazards which are not

dealt with by this document.

5.1.2 Where luminance contrast between adjacent surfaces is required the difference in light

reflectance value (LRV) shall comply with Table 2.

Light reflectance values under viewing angles according to Table 2 taking into account lighting conditions

and reflections of ceilings, walls and floors may be determined by a black and white photo of a sample

with an adjacent LRV scale and comparing surfaces of the sample with the LRV scale. Alternatively, by

placing a LRV scale against the surface of interest, a reasonable match can be identified.

NOTE On shiny and direct reflective surfaces, unfavourable reflections can reduce luminance contrast

determined by LRV-method. Light colour tones for ceiling and wall surfaces, diffuse reflective materials and a wide

light distribution prevent disturbing reflections on the controls. For further guidance on contrast,

see ISO 21542:2011, B.7.2.
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Table 2 — Minimum difference of light reflectance value (LRV)
At landings In the car
Clause Item
Minimum LRV Minimum LRV
Viewing angle Viewing angle
point difference point difference
Table 4, item c) Active part of push 30 45° above 30 45° above
buttons to their horizontal horizontal
surrounding
Table 4, item d) Face plate to its 30 Perpendicular 30 Perpendicular
surrounding
Table 4, item j) Symbols on push 30 45° above 30 45° above
buttons to active horizontal horizontal
(60 recommended) (60 recommended)
areas
5.4.3.3 c) Lift identification 30 Perpendicular - -
to background
(60 recommended)

5.1.3 When an audible signal or voice announcement is required, the sound level shall be adjustable

between 35 dB(A) and at least 65 dB(A) to suit the site conditions. In noisy environments (e.g. on landings

in train stations) the maximum sound level shall be adjustable up to 80 dB(A). The means of adjustment

shall be accessible only to authorized persons.
5.2 Entrances – Door openings

5.2.1 The landing and car doors shall be automatic power operated horizontally sliding doors.

The clear opening width shall be at least 800 mm for type 1 cars, 900 mm for type 2, type 3 and type 4

cars and 1 100 mm for type 5 cars. In existing buildings, the clear opening width shall be at least 800 mm

for type 2 cars.

5.2.2 The door dwell time shall be adjustable at least between 2 s and 20 s to suit the conditions where

the lift is installed. The means of adjustment shall be accessible only to authorized persons.

NOTE A door dwell time of at least 6 s is needed for persons with reduced mobility (see also 5.4.2.2.3).

A door close button may be provided to reduce the door dwell time.
5.3 Car dimensions and equipment in the car
5.3.1 Car dimensions

The inside dimensions of cars with a single entrance or with two opposite or two adjacent entrances shall

be chosen in accordance with Table 3.

Car dimensions shall be measured between the structural car walls. Decorative finishes on each wall that

reduce the minimum car dimensions given by Table 3 shall not exceed 15 mm in thickness.

There shall be no additional features attached to the car walls below a height of 800 mm which may

restrict the accommodation and turning of passengers using wheelchairs or passengers with other

walking aids. This would particularly be the case for type 1 and type 2 cars restricting the minimum depth

and for type 4 cars restricting the smaller minimum dimension.
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Table 3 — Minimum car dimensions for cars with a single entrance or two entrances

Type of Minimum car Accessibility
Building types, usage Remarks
car dimensions level

1 Car width: This car Shall only be used in existing Type 1 provides only limited

1 000 mm accommodates buildings where building accessibility for persons using
one wheelchair constraints do not permit the a manual wheelchair as
Car depth:
user without an installation of a type 2 car. described in EN 12183:2014
1 300 mm
accompanying or an electrically powered
(450 kg)
person. wheelchair of class A
described in EN 12184:2014.
This type also provides
accessibility for persons using
walking aids (e.g. a walking
stick) and for persons with
sensory and intellectual
disabilities.

2 Car width: This car Shall be the minimum size for Type 2 provides accessibility

1 100 mm accommodates new buildings. for persons using a manual
one wheelchair wheelchair as described in
Car depth:
user and an EN 12183:2014 or an
1 400 mm
accompanying electrically powered
(630 kg)
person. wheelchair of class A or B as
described in EN 12184:2014.
This type also provides
accessibility for persons using
walking aids (e.g. walking
sticks, crutches or rollators).
Passengers with wheelchairs
or walking aids are unlikely to
be able to turn around in this
type of car and have to leave
the car backwards.
3 Car width: This car Recommended size for cars in Type 3 provides accessibility
1100 mm accommodates public areas (e.g. outdoor for persons using a manual
one user with a facilities, stations, etc.) and for wheelchair as described in
Car depth:
wheelchair of cars where transport of EN 12183:2014 or an
2100 mm
class C and some wheelchairs of class C shall be electrically powered
(1 000 kg)
other provided wheelchair of class A, B or C
passengers. It described in EN 12184:2014.
also allows
It also provides accessibility
transport of
for persons using a manual
stretchers.
wheelchair with tractor unit
(propulsion attachment).
When cars of this type are
configured with two opposite
entrances this can provide
straight through circulation
from the main entrance to
different floor levels.
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Type of Minimum car Accessibility
Building types, usage Remarks
car dimensions level

4 Car width: This car Shall be the minimum size for Type 4 provides accessibility

1 600 mm accommodates cars with doors on adjacent for persons using a manual
one wheelchair walls . wheelchair as described in
Car depth:
user and a few EN 12183:2014 or an
1 400 mm
other electrically powered
passengers. It wheelchair of class A or B as
Car width:
also allows a described in EN 12184:2014.
1 400 mm
wheelchair to be
Type 4 provides sufficient
Car depth: rotated within
space for most wheelchairs
the car.
1 600 mm
users and for passengers with
(1 000 kg) walking aids.
5 Car width: This car Type 5 provides accessibility
2 000 mm accommodates for persons using a manual
one wheelchair wheelchair as described in
Car depth:
user and several EN 12183:2014 or an
1 400 mm
other electrically powered
passengers. It wheelchair of class A, B or C as
Car width:
also allows a described in EN 12184:2014.
1 400 mm
wheelchair to be
Type 5 provides sufficient
Car depth: rotated within
turning space for persons
the car.
2 000 mm
using wheelchairs of class A or
(1 275 kg) B and for persons using
walking aids (e.g. walking
frames, rollators, etc.).

The car width is defined as the horizontal distance between the inner surface of the structural walls of the car, measured parallel

to the front entrance. The car depth is defined as the horizontal distance between the inner surfaces of the structural walls of the

car, measured perpendicular to the width.

The distances between doors and adjacent car walls as shown in Figure 1 should be as large as possible.

Key
a distance between door and adjacent car wall
Figure 1 —Cars with doors on adjacent walls
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5.3.2 Equipment in the car

5.3.2.1 A handrail shall be installed on the side wall where the car operating panel is located as

follows:

a) the handrail shall be interrupted where the car operating panel is located in order to avoid

obstructing control devices;

b) the handrail may only be installed on one side of the car operating panel if the shorter side would not

accommodate a handrail with an overall length of at least 400 mm;

c) the gripping part of the handrail shall have cross-sectional dimensions between 30 mm and 45 mm

with a minimum radius of 10 mm (see Figure 2);

d) the distance between the wall and the gripping part of the handrail shall be at least 35 mm;

e) the height of the top edge of the gripping part of the handrail shall be 900 mm ± 25 mm from the

finished floor level;

f) the ends of the handrails shall be closed. Where there is a risk of collision with the projecting ends,

e.g. where the handrail is interrupted in front of the car operating panel, the handrail shall return

towards the wall.

For car types 1, 2 and 3, the handrail may be installed on the opposite side wall if the handrail would

restrict the car entrance width.

For car types 4 and 5 a second handrail shall be installed on the opposite side wall or on the rear wall.

Dimensions in millimetres
Key
1 maximum outer circle for handrail profile
2 minimum inner circle for handrail profile
Figure 2 —Cross sectional dimensions of handrails
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5.3.2.2 Where a tip-up seat is provided in the car it shall have the following characteristics:

a) a height from the finished floor level of 500 mm ± 25 mm;
b) a depth of 300 mm to 400 mm;
c) a width of 400 mm to 500 mm;
d) an ability to support a load of at least 120 kg.

5.3.2.3 For car types 1, 2 and 3, a device shall be installed to enable passengers to observe obstacles

behind them when moving backwards out of the car.

5.3.2.4 The car floor shall be slip-resistant, taking into consideration the environment in which the

lift is installed, in particular where passengers with wet shoes are regularly expected to enter the car. The

same material as used in the lift lobbies may be used for the lift car floor.
5.4 Control devices and signals
5.4.1 General
5.4.1.1 Control devices for collective control systems
Collective control systems shall be used in general applications.
The following control devices according to 5.4.2 shall be used:
— push buttons on landings and in the car; or
— extra large push buttons on landings and in the car; or

— push buttons on landings, keypads in the car for floor selection and push buttons in the car for other

control operations.

NOTE For buildings with many landings, keypad-devices can help to fulfil the requirements of Table 5.

5.4.1.2 Control devices for destination control systems

Destination control systems may only be used where guidance to passengers about the specific

operational features of the lift can be ensured.

NOTE Due to their complexity, destination control systems provide a lower level of accessibility for some

passengers than collective control systems, particularly where a touch screen with an accessibility button and

associated acoustic menu is used. When using the acoustic menu, passengers are required to listen, understand and

react to audible information within a specific time period.
The following control devices according to 5.4.3 shall be used:

— keypads and if applicable accessibility buttons on landings, and push buttons in the car; or

— touch screens and accessibility buttons on landings, and push buttons in the car.

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5.4.2 Control devices and signals for collective control systems
5.4.2.1 Requirements for design and arrangement of control devices

Requirements for the design of control devices are given in Table 4 and requirements for the

arrangement of control devices are given in Table 5.
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Table 4 — Control devices-Requirements for design
# Subject Landing controls devices Car controls devices
a) Minimum area of active part 490 mm
of push buttons
b) Minimum dimension of active Inscribed circle with a diameter of 20 mm
part of push buttons

c) Identification of active part of Identifiable visually (by contrast, see 5.1.2) and by touch

push buttons (protruded) from face plate or immediate surrounds

d) Identification of face plate Luminance contrast to its Luminance contrast to its

surrounds (see 5.1.2) surrounds (see 5.1.2) in case of
less than 5 buttons
e) Operating force 2,5 N to 5,0 N

f) Operating feedback Required to inform passengers that the button, once pushed, has

been operated (e.g. button possesses perceivable movement or is
provided with a system of mechanical feedback)

g) Registration feedback Required to inform passengers that the call or function has been

registered by visible and audible signal. The audible signal shall
comply with 5.1.3 and shall be given on every individual operation of
button even if the call is already registered.
h) Button for building exit floor Not applicable Protruded 5 mm ± 1 mm beyond
the other buttons (preferably
green)
i) Position of symbol When provided, on active part On active part or 10 mm to
or 10 mm to 15 mm to the left 15 mm to the left of it
of it
j) Symbol When provided, in relief, In relief, luminance contrast to
luminance contrast to the the background (see 5.1.2),
background (see 5.1.2), 15 mm 15 mm to 40 mm high
to 40 mm high
k) Height of relief of active part Minimum 0,8 mm (recommended 1,0 mm)
(c) and symbol (j)
l) Distance between active parts Minimum 10 mm
of call buttons or floor
selection buttons
m) Distance between group of Not applicable Minimum twice the distance
call or floor selection buttons between active parts of floor
and other group of buttons selection buttons

Only required for collective controls where the control devices are not mounted in the door frame.

E.g. between alarm-/ door butt
...

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oSIST prEN 81-70:2020
01-julij-2020
Varnostna pravila za konstruiranje in vgradnjo dvigal (liftov) - Posebne izvedbe

osebnih in osebno-tovornih dvigal - 70. del: Dostopnost dvigal za osebe, vključno

z invalidi

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Particular applications for

passenger and goods passenger lift - Part 70: Accessibility to lifts for persons including

persons with disability
Sicherheitsregeln für die Konstruktion und den Einbau von Aufzügen - Besondere

Anwendungen für Personen- und Lastenaufzüge - Teil 70: Zugänglichkeit von Aufzügen

für Personen einschließlich Personen mit Behinderungen

Règles de sécurité pour la construction et l'installation des élévateurs - Applications

particulières pour les ascenseurs et ascenseurs de charge - Partie 70 : Accessibilité aux

ascenseurs pour toutes les personnes y compris les personnes avec handicap
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ICS:
91.140.90 Dvigala. Tekoče stopnice Lifts. Escalators
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DRAFT
EUROPEAN STANDARD
prEN 81-70
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
May 2020
ICS 91.140.90 Will supersede EN 81-70:2018
English Version
Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts -
Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger
lift - Part 70: Accessibility to lifts for persons including
persons with disability

Règles de sécurité pour la construction et l¿installation Sicherheitsregeln für die Konstruktion und den Einbau

des élévateurs - Applications particulières pour les von Aufzügen - Besondere Anwendungen für

ascenseurs et ascenseurs de charge - Partie 70 : Personen- und Lastenaufzüge - Teil 70: Zugänglichkeit

Accessibilité aux ascenseurs pour toutes les personnes von Aufzügen für Personen mit Behinderungen

y compris les personnes avec handicap

This draft European Standard is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee

CEN/TC 10.

If this draft becomes a European Standard, CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations

which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

This draft European Standard was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

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United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are

aware and to provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without

notice and shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

0 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Significant hazards and barriers to accessibility ................................................................................ 5

5 Safety requirements and/or protective measures ............................................................................. 6

5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 6

5.2 Entrances – Door openings .......................................................................................................................... 7

5.3 Car dimensions and equipment in the car ............................................................................................. 7

5.4 Control devices and signals ...................................................................................................................... 11

6 Verification of safety requirements and/or protective measures ............................................. 17

7 Information for use ..................................................................................................................................... 20

Annex A (normative) Categories of disability considered .......................................................................... 21

Annex B (normative) Extra large control devices ......................................................................................... 22

Annex C (normative) Touch screen devices for destination control systems ..................................... 24

Annex D (informative) Guidance for increased accessibility and usability ......................................... 25

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Directive 2014/33/EU aimed to be covered ..................................................... 26

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 27

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European foreword

This document (prEN 81-70:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 10 “Lifts,

escalators and moving walks”, the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR.
This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.
This document will supersede EN 81-70:2018.

In comparison with the previous edition, the following significant changes have been made:

— Clarification of relationship to other EN 81 standards;
— Information on building related issues deleted;
— Information in assumptions on negotiations deleted;
— Scope editorially modified;
— Normative references updated;
— References to negotiations in Clause 5 deleted;
— Optional use of additional control devices deleted;
— References to EN 81-20 and EN 81-28 deleted in verification table;
— Content of information for use updated;
— Bibliography updated.
No technical changes have been made during this revision.

The content of this document provides the enhanced design rules, examinations and tests for lifts which

are intended to be used by persons including persons with disability. This document can only be used in

conjunction with the EN 81-20:2020 which gives the basic requirements for passenger and goods

passenger lifts.

This document is part of the EN 81 series of standards. The structure of the EN 81 series is described in

CEN/TR 81-10:2008.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.
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0 Introduction
0.1 General
This document is a type C standard as stated in EN ISO 12100:2010.

The machinery concerned and the extent to which hazards, hazardous situations and events are covered

is indicated in the scope of this standard.

When provisions of this type C standard are different from those which are stated in type A or B

standards, the provisions of this type C standard take precedence over the provisions of the other

standards for lifts that have been designed and built according to the provisions of this type C standard.

0.2 Principles
For the revision of this document the following have been considered:
a) practical experience with the first version of this standard;
b) market demand for including new technology;
c) CEN-CENELEC Guide 6;
d) current legal framework for accessibility and usability, in particular:

The non-discrimination clause (art 6a) based on disability and age of Article 19 of consolidated

version 2016 of the Treaty of Lisbon of the European Union requests a new understanding of

diversity of users in the built environment, transport and products, similar to that established in

information and communication technologies.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with reference also to accessibility in

the built environment – considering human diversity, social inclusion and equality for all people - is

the first ratified EU agreement on human rights and ratified also by most Member States. It is also

the first international legally binding instrument on human rights setting minimum standards for the

rights for people with disabilities around the world.
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1 Scope

This document specifies the minimum requirements for the safe and independent access and use of lifts

by persons, including persons with disabilities. It covers the needs of persons with disabilities according

to Annex A.

NOTE For guidance on solutions for increased accessibility and usability, see Annex D.

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 81-20:2020, Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Lifts for the transport of persons

and goods - Part 20: Passenger and goods passenger lifts

EN ISO 12100:2010, Safety of machinery - General principles for design - Risk assessment and risk reduction

(ISO 12100:2010)

ISO 4190-5:2006, Lift (Elevator) installation — Part 5: Control devices, signals and additional fittings

3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN ISO 12100:2010 and

EN 81-20:2020 and the following apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
3.1
collective control system

lift control system where required direction of travel is registered on the landing and the destination floor

is registered in the car
3.2
destination control system
lift control system where the destination floor is registered on the landing
3.3
accessibility button
means to activate enhanced accessibility features or services for a single trip
4 Significant hazards and barriers to accessibility

This clause contains all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as far as they are dealt with

in this standard, identified by risk assessment as significant for this type of machinery and which require

actions to eliminate or reduce the risk (see Table 1).

In this document, barriers to accessibility and additional risks encountered by the person with disability

or by the devices used by that person are identified particularly in Table 1, No 8 (ergonomic hazards).

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Table 1 — List of significant hazards
No Hazards listed in EN ISO 12100:2010, Relevant clauses
Annex B
1 Mechanical hazards due to:
Crushing 5.3.2.3
Impact 5.3.2.3
Slip, trip, fall 5.3.2.4
8 Ergonomic hazards due to:
Access 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.1, 5.3.2.3
Design or location of indicators, visual and 5.1.3, 5.4.2.4, 5.4.2.5, 5.4.3.3,
audible display units 5.4.3.4

Design, location or identification of control 5.1.2, 5.4.2.1, 5.4.2.2, 5.4.2.3,

devices 5.4.3.1, 5.4.3.2
Effort 5.3.2.1, 5.3.2.2
5 Safety requirements and/or protective measures
5.1 General

5.1.1 Passenger and goods passenger lifts shall comply with the safety requirements and/or protective

measures of the following clauses. In addition, passenger and goods passenger lifts shall be designed

according to the principles of EN ISO 12100 for hazards relevant but not significant which are not dealt

with by this document.

5.1.2 Where luminance contrast between adjacent surfaces is required the difference in light

reflectance value (LRV) shall comply with Table 2.

Light reflectance values under viewing angles according to Table 2 taking into account lighting conditions

and reflections of ceilings, walls and floors may be determined by a black and white photo of a sample

with an adjacent LRV scale and comparing surfaces of the sample with the LRV scale. Alternatively, by

placing a LRV scale against the surface of interest, a reasonable match can be identified.

NOTE On shiny and direct reflective surfaces, unfavourable reflections can reduce luminance contrast

determined by LRV-method. Light colour tones for ceiling and wall surfaces, diffuse reflective materials and a wide

light distribution prevent disturbing reflections on the controls. For further guidance on contrast,

see ISO 21542:2011, B.7.2.
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Table 2 — Minimum difference of light reflectance value (LRV)
At landings In the car
Clause Item
Minimum LRV Minimum LRV
Viewing angle Viewing angle
point difference point difference
Table 4, item c) Active part of push 30 45° above 30 45° above
buttons to their horizontal horizontal
surrounding
Table 4, item d) Face plate to its 30 Perpendicular 30 Perpendicular
surrounding
Table 4, item j) Symbols on push 30 45° above 30 45° above
buttons to active horizontal horizontal
(60 recommended) (60 recommended)
areas
5.4.3.3 c) Lift identification 30 Perpendicular - -
to background
(60 recommended)

5.1.3 When an audible signal or voice announcement is required, the sound level shall be adjustable

between 35 dB(A) and at least 65 dB(A) and to suit the site conditions. In noisy environments (e.g. on

landings in train stations) the maximum sound level shall be adjustable up to 80 dB(A). The means of

adjustment shall be accessible only to authorized persons.
5.2 Entrances – Door openings

5.2.1 The landing and car doors shall be automatic power operated horizontally sliding doors.

The clear opening width shall be at least 800 mm for type 1 cars, 900 mm for type 2, type 3 and type 4

cars and 1 100 mm for type 5 cars. In existing buildings, the clear opening width shall be at least 800 mm

for type 2 cars.

5.2.2 The door dwell time shall be adjustable at least between 2 s and 20 s to suit the conditions where

the lift is installed. The means of adjustment shall be accessible only to authorized persons.

NOTE A door dwell time of at least 6 s is needed for persons with reduced mobility (see also 5.4.2.2.3).

A door close button may be provided to reduce the door dwell time.
5.3 Car dimensions and equipment in the car
5.3.1 Car dimensions

The inside dimensions of cars with a single entrance or with two opposite or two adjacent entrances shall

be chosen in accordance with Table 3.

Car dimensions shall be measured between the structural car walls. Decorative finishes on each wall that

reduce the minimum car dimensions given by Table 3 shall not exceed 15 mm in thickness.

There shall be no additional features attached to the car walls below a height of 800 mm which may

restrict the accommodation and turning of passengers using wheelchairs or passengers with other

walking aids. This would particularly be the case for type 1 and type 2 cars restricting the minimum depth

and for type 4 cars restricting the smaller minimum dimension.
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Table 3 — Minimum car dimensions for cars with a single entrance or two entrances

Type of Minimum car Accessibility
Building types, usage Remarks
car dimensions level

1 Car width: This car Shall only be used in existing Type 1 provides only limited

1 000 mm accommodates buildings where building accessibility for persons using
one wheelchair constraints do not permit the a manual wheelchair as
Car depth:
user without an installation of a type 2 car. described in EN 12183:2014
1 300 mm
accompanying or an electrically powered
(450 kg)
person. wheelchair of class A
described in EN 12184:2014.
This type also provides
accessibility for persons using
walking aids (e.g. a walking
stick) and for persons with
sensory and intellectual
disabilities.

2 Car width: This car Shall be the minimum size for Type 2 provides accessibility

1 100 mm accommodates new buildings. for persons using a manual
one wheelchair wheelchair as described in
Car depth:
user and an EN 12183:2014 or an
1 400 mm
accompanying electrically powered
(630 kg)
person. wheelchair of class A or B as
described in EN 12184:2014.
This type also provides
accessibility for persons using
walking aids (e.g. walking
sticks, crutches or rollators).
Passengers with wheelchairs
or walking aids are unlikely to
be able to turn around in this
type of car and have to leave
the car backwards.
3 Car width: This car Recommended size for cars in Type 3 provides accessibility
1100 mm accommodates public areas (e.g. outdoor for persons using a manual
one user with a facilities, stations, etc.) and for wheelchair as described in
Car depth:
wheelchair of cars where transport of EN 12183:2014 or an
2100 mm
class C and some wheelchairs of class C shall be electrically powered
(1 000 kg)
other provided wheelchair of class A, B or C
passengers. It described in EN 12184:2014.
also allows
It also provides accessibility
transport of
for persons using a manual
stretchers.
wheelchair with tractor unit
(propulsion attachment).
When cars of this type are
configured with two opposite
entrances this can provide
straight through circulation
from the main entrance to
different floor levels.
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Type of Minimum car Accessibility
Building types, usage Remarks
car dimensions level

4 Car width: This car Shall be the minimum size for Type 4 provides accessibility

1 600 mm accommodates cars with doors on adjacent for persons using a manual
one wheelchair walls . wheelchair as described in
Car depth:
user and a few EN 12183:2014 or an
1 400 mm
other electrically powered
passengers. It wheelchair of class A or B as
Car width:
also allows a described in EN 12184:2014.
1 400 mm
wheelchair to be
Type 4 provides sufficient
Car depth: rotated within
space for most wheelchairs
the car.
1 600 mm
users and for passengers with
(1 000 kg) walking aids.
5 Car width: This car Type 5 provides accessibility
2 000 mm accommodates for persons using a manual
one wheelchair wheelchair as described in
Car depth:
user and several EN 12183:2014 or an
1 400 mm
other electrically powered
passengers. It wheelchair of class A, B or C as
Car width:
also allows a described in EN 12184:2014.
1 400 mm
wheelchair to be
Type 5 provides sufficient
Car depth: rotated within
turning space for persons
the car.
2 000 mm
using wheelchairs of class A or
(1 275 kg) B and for persons using
walking aids (e.g. walking
frames, rollators, etc.).

The car width is defined as the horizontal distance between the inner surface of the structural walls of the car, measured

parallel to the front entrance. The car depth is defined as the horizontal distance between the inner surfaces of the structural

walls of the car, measured perpendicular to the width.

The distances between doors and adjacent car walls as shown in Figure 1 should be as large as possible.

Key
a distance between door and adjacent car wall
Figure 1 —Cars with doors on adjacent walls
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5.3.2 Equipment in the car

5.3.2.1 A handrail shall be installed on the side wall where the car operating panel is located as

follows:

a) the handrail shall be interrupted where the car operating panel is located in order to avoid

obstructing control devices;

b) the handrail may only be installed on one side of the car operating panel if the shorter side would not

accommodate a handrail with an overall length of at least 400 mm;

c) the gripping part of the handrail shall have cross-sectional dimensions between 30 mm and 45 mm

with a minimum radius of 10 mm (see Figure 2);

d) the distance between the wall and the gripping part of the handrail shall be at least 35 mm;

e) the height of the top edge of the gripping part of the handrail shall be 900 mm ± 25 mm from the

finished floor level;

f) the ends of the handrails shall be closed. Where there is a risk of collision with the projecting ends,

e.g. where the handrail is interrupted in front of the car operating panel, the handrail shall return

towards the wall.

For car types 1, 2 and 3, the handrail may be installed on the opposite side wall if the handrail would

restrict the car entrance width.

For car types 4 and 5 a second handrail shall be installed on the opposite side wall or on the rear wall.

Dimensions in millimetres
Key
1 maximum outer circle for handrail profile
2 minimum inner circle for handrail profile
Figure 2 —Cross sectional dimensions of handrails

5.3.2.2 Where a tip-up seat is provided in the car it shall have the following characteristics:

a) a height from the finished floor level of 500 mm ± 25 mm;
b) a depth of 300 mm to 400 mm;
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c) a width of 400 mm to 500 mm;
d) an ability to support a load of at least 120 kg.

5.3.2.3 For car types 1, 2 and 3, a device shall be installed to enable passengers to observe obstacles

behind them when moving backwards out of the car.

5.3.2.4 The car floor shall be slip-resistant, taking into consideration the environment in which the

lift is installed, in particular where passengers with wet shoes are regularly expected to enter the car. The

same material as used in the lift lobbies may be used for the lift car floor.
5.4 Control devices and signals
5.4.1 General
5.4.1.1 Control devices for collective control systems
Collective control systems shall be used in general applications.
The following control devices according to 5.4.2 shall be used:
— push buttons on landings and in the car; or
— extra large push buttons on landings and in the car; or

— push buttons on landings, keypads in the car for floor selection and push buttons in the car for other

control operations.

NOTE For buildings with many landings, keypad-devices can help to fulfil the requirements of Table 5.

5.4.1.2 Control devices for destination control systems

Destination control systems may only be used where guidance to passengers about the specific

operational features of the lift can be ensured.

NOTE Due to their complexity, destination control systems provide a lower level of accessibility for some

passengers than collective control systems, particularly where a touch screen with an accessibility button and

associated acoustic menu is used. When using the acoustic menu, passengers are required to listen, understand and

react to audible information within a specific time period.
The following control devices according to 5.4.3 shall be used:

— keypads and if applicable accessibility buttons on landings, and push buttons in the car; or

— touch screens and accessibility buttons on landings, and push buttons in the car.

5.4.2 Control devices and signals for collective control systems
5.4.2.1 Requirements for design and arrangement of control devices

Requirements for the design of control devices are given in Table 4 and requirements for the

arrangement of control devices are given in Table 5.
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Table 4 — Control devices-Requirements for design
# Subject Landing controls devices Car controls devices
a) Minimum area of active part 490 mm
of push buttons
b) Minimum dimension of active Inscribed circle with a diameter of 20 mm
part of push buttons

c) Identification of active part of Identifiable visually (by contrast, see 5.1.2) and by touch

push buttons (protruded) from face plate or immediate surrounds

d) Identification of face plate Luminance contrast to its Luminance contrast to its

surrounds (see 5.1.2) surrounds (see 5.1.2) in case of
less than 5 buttons
e) Operating force 2,5 N to 5,0 N

f) Operating feedback Required to inform passengers that the button, once pushed, has

been operated (e.g. button possesses perceivable movement or is
provided with a system of mechanical feedback)

g) Registration feedback Required to inform passengers that the call or function has been

registered by visible and audible signal. The audible signal shall
comply with 5.1.3 and shall be given on every individual operation of
button even if the call is already registered.
h) Button for building exit floor Not applicable Protruded 5 mm ± 1 mm beyond
the other buttons (preferably
green)
i) Position of symbol When provided, on active part On active part or 10 mm to
or 10 mm to 15 mm to the left 15 mm to the left of it
of it
j) Symbol When provided, in relief, In relief, luminance contrast to
luminance contrast to the the background (see 5.1.2),
background (see 5.1.2), 15 mm 15 mm to 40 mm high
to 40 mm high
k) Height of relief of active part Minimum 0,8 mm (recommended 1,0 mm)
(c) and symbol (j)
l) Distance between active parts Minimum 10 mm
of call buttons or floor
selection buttons
m) Distance between group of Not applicable Minimum twice the distance
call or floor selection buttons between active parts of floor
and other group of buttons selection buttons

Only required for collective controls where the control devices are not mounted in the door frame.

E.g. between alarm-/ door buttons and floor selection buttons.
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Table 5 — Control devices-Requirements for arrangement
# Subject Landing controls devices Car controls devices
a) Minimum height between the finished floor 850 mm
level and the centreline of the lowest button
(door close button and additional control
devices may be located at different height)
b) Maximum height between the finished floor 1 100 mm 1 200 mm
level and the centreline of the highest
(preferably 1 100 mm)
button
c) Arrangement of buttons Vertical See 5.4.2.3.1, 5.4.2.3.3
d) Minimum lateral distance between the 500 mm 400 mm
centreline of any button to the corner of any
(Preferably 700 mm)
adjacent walls
The depth of any recess where
the button may be located
shall be limited to 250 mm
(see Figure 3)
Dimensions in millimetres
Key
1 landing button
a preferably 700
Figure 3 — Arrangement of landing buttons
5.4.2.2 Landing control devices

5.4.2.2.1 Where call buttons are used, they shall meet the requirements in Table 4 and Table 5 and

where symbols are provided, they should comply with ISO 4190-5:2006, Table C.1, No. 6. Additional

buttons shall be marked according to 5.4.2.3.2 a).

5.4.2.2.2 Where extra large call buttons are used, they shall comply with Annex B.

5.4.2.2.3 Where an accessibility button is provided (e.g. for increasing the door dwell time, assigning

the call to a larger car, etc.) it shall comply with 5.4.3.1.2.

5.4.2.2.4 In the case of a single lift one set of landing control devices shall be mounted adjacent to the

landing doors.

For two or more lifts, having common management of landing calls, at least one set of control devices for

each wall shall be arranged between two landing doors.
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5.4.2.3 Car control devices
5.4.2.3.1 Car control devices shall meet the requirements in Table 4 and Tabl
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