This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements for the safe and independent access and use of lifts by persons, including persons with the disabilities mentioned in annex B, Table B.1. This European Standard covers lifts with minimum car dimensions according to Table 1 and provided with car doors and landing doors constructed as automatic power operated horizontally sliding doors. This European Standard considers accessibility to lifts for persons using wheelchairs with maximum overall dimensions defined in EN 12183:1999 and EN 12184:1999. This European Standard also deals with the additional technical requirements to minimise the hazards listed in clause 4 that arise during the operation of lifts intended to be accessible to disabled users. NOTE This standard can be used as guidance for upgrading existing lifts in line with the recommendation of the European Commission dated 8th of June, 1995 (95/216/EC) concerning improvements to safety of existing lifts.