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Translation validity: 01.05.2004.–18.09.2008.
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Text consolidated by Tulkošanas un terminoloģijas centrs (Translation and Terminology Centre) with amending regulations of:

20 April 2004 (No. 342).

If a whole or part of a paragraph has been amended, the date of the amending regulation appears in square brackets at the end of the paragraph. If a whole paragraph or sub-paragraph has been deleted, the date of the deletion appears in square brackets beside the deleted paragraph or sub-paragraph.


Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 578

Adopted 21 October 2003

Regulations regarding Cableway Installations Designed to Carry People

Issued pursuant to
Section 7 of the Law On Conformity Assessment

1. General Provisions

1. Terms used in these Regulations:

1.1. cableway installation - a specially designed installation constructed on a specific site (including the foundations) which consists of infrastructure and the sub-systems referred to in Paragraph 6 of these Regulations and is intended for the carriage of people in cabins or towing devices. The suspension or traction of the installation is provided by cables installed along the entire length of the line of travel;

1.2. maintenance requirements - the technical requirements and measures for the maintenance of a cableway installation which have to be observed in design, manufacture and installation of the relevant installation in order to ensure safe operation thereof;

1.3. operational requirements - the technical requirements and measures for the operation of a cableway installation which have to be observed in design, manufacture and installation of the relevant installation in order to ensure safe operation thereof;

1.4. safety component - a basic element, a set of basic elements, a subsystem or a complex of subsystems, as well as any device of a cableway installation which ensures safe operation of the relevant installation;

1.5. infrastructure - a set of objects (for example, stations, cableway elements) of a cableway system designed and laid out for a specific site; and

1.6. main contractor - a natural or a legal person who ensures the performance of a cableway installation manufacturing order.

2. These Regulations prescribe the essential requirements for design, manufacture and installation of cableway installations and procedures for supervision of the compliance with these requirements, as well as procedures for conformity assessment and market supervision of cableway installations.

3. Cableway installations are:

3.1. funicular railways and other transport installations fitted with wheels or suspension devices the traction of which is provided by one or more cables;

3.2. carrier cables with a cabin (car) for passengers, including also devices for carriage of people by air in gondolas and chair lifts; and

3.3. ski lifts and drag lifts if users and their equipment are moved by means of a cable.

4. These Regulations do not apply to:

4.1. lifts the operation of which is governed by the regulatory enactments regarding lifts;

4.2. cable-operated tramways of traditional construction;

4.3. cableway installations used in agriculture;

4.4. stationary or mobile cableway installations used in fairs and amusement parks which are intended for entertainment and not for use as a means of transport (carriage);

4.5. cableway installations used in mining or stationary cableway installations used in industry;

4.6. cable-operated ferries;

4.7. rack railways; and

4.8. chain-driven installations.

5. Subsystems of a cableway installation shall be classified according to the operational and maintenance requirements thereof.

6. Cableway installations have the following subsystems:

6.1. cables and cable connections;

6.2. drive mechanisms and brakes;

6.3. mechanical equipment:

6.3.1. cable winding equipment;

6.3.2. station machinery; and

6.3.3. engineering communications;

6.4. the following parts of vehicles:

6.4.1. cabins, seats or towing devices;

6.4.2. suspension devices;

6.4.3. driving gear; and

6.4.4. connections to the cable;

6.5. electro-technical devices:

6.5.1. monitoring, control and safety devices;

6.5.2. communication and information devices; and

6.5.3. lightning protection devices;

6.6. rescue devices:

6.6.1. fixed rescue devices; and

6.6.2. mobile rescue devices.

7. Cableway installations, the infrastructure, subsystems and safety components thereof shall meet the essential safety requirements specified in Chapter 2 of these Regulations.

8. The Ministry of Economics in co-operation with the relevant technical committee for standards shall recommend to the State limited liability company Latvijas standarts [Latvian Standard] a list of standards to be adapted.

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9. The State limited liability company Latvijas standarts shall submit for publication in the newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis [the official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Latvia] a list of those European harmonised standards adapted to the status of Latvian national standards, which are applied for the fulfilment of the requirements specified in these Regulations (hereinafter - applicable standards).

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10. Cableway installations, subsystems and safety components shall be deemed to comply with the essential safety requirements specified in Chapter 2 of these Regulations if they have been manufactured in accordance with the requirements specified in the applicable standards and the fulfilment of these requirements has been certified by subsystem and safety component conformity certification procedures.

11. The main contractor, his or her authorised representative or specialists competent in the area of cableway installations shall perform (at the request of the main contractor or his or her authorised representative) the risk analysis specified in Chapter 3 of these Regulations in respect of each cableway installation, which shall include the compliance with the cableway installation and environmental safety requirements in design, manufacture and operation of a cableway installation, as well as, on the basis of previous experience, determine the possibility of risk during operation of the installation.

12. The findings obtained in a cableway installation risk analysis shall be compiled in a safety report. The report shall specify the advisable measures to be taken in relation to any type of risk in order to ensure that subsystems and safety components meet the requirements specified in Paragraphs 16, 17 and 18 or 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 of these Regulations respectively.

13. The conformity assessment of cableway installations, their safety components and subsystems shall be assessed by accredited conformity assessment institutions (hereinafter - the notified body), regarding the accreditation of which a notification has been published in the newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis.

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14. A notified body is entitled to assess conformity of cableway installations, the safety components and subsystems thereof if it ensures the fulfilment of the following minimum requirements:

14.1. the institution, the head and personnel thereof responsible for the conformity assessment of cableway installations, the safety components and subsystems thereof and conformity certification procedures may not be the designer, manufacturer, supplier or installer of the cableway installations, the safety components and subsystems to be assessed or a representative of the persons referred to, as well as may not represent a natural or a legal person who places the relevant safety components or subsystems on the market (this prohibition does not preclude the possibility to exchange technical information between the manufacturer and the notified body);

14.2. the notified body and the personnel thereof shall perform the assessment and certification professionally, fairly and with technical competence. They shall be free from any pressure (including financial) that might influence their decision or the results of the inspection, especially from persons with an interest in the result of the assessment;

14.3. the institution shall have appropriate personnel and technical facilities at the disposal thereof for the performance of technical and administrative tasks related to inspection and supervisory procedures;

14.4. the personnel responsible for inspection shall have:

14.4.1. adequate professional and technical training;

14.4.2. sufficient knowledge of examination procedures and experience in performing examinations; and

14.4.3. skills in drawing up accounts, reports and certificates;

14.5. remuneration of the personnel of the institution shall not depend on the quantity and results of examinations;

14.6. the institution shall have insured the civil liability thereof in respect of the results of the activities which it is entitled to perform; and

14.7. the personnel of the institution shall observe confidentiality in respect of the information, which it has acquired in performing its work duties (except for the information, which is provided to market supervision institutions at a justified request).

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15. The Latvian National Accreditation Bureau, which has evaluated the competence of the notified body, shall regularly examine the fulfilment of the requirements specified in Paragraph 14 of these Regulations.

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16. A subsystem shall be placed on a market if during use thereof the conformity of the cableway installation with the requirements specified in Chapter 2 of these Regulations is ensured.

17. A subsystem shall be deemed to comply with the requirements specified in Chapter 2 of these Regulations if it complies with the requirements specified in Paragraphs 16 and 18 of these Regulations, as well as it is accompanied by the technical documentation referred to in Sub-paragraph 18.2 of these Regulations and the declaration of conformity referred to in Paragraph 168 of these Regulations.

18. The manufacturer, his or her authorised representative or the person placing the subsystem on the market shall select an notified body for conformity assessment of the subsystem. When the notified body has assessed the subsystem in accordance with Sub-chapter 4.2 of these Regulations:

18.1. the manufacturer, his or her representative or the person placing the subsystem on the market shall draw up a declaration of conformity;

18.2. the notified body shall prepare and issue a type-examination certificate and the technical documentation to be attached thereto. The technical documentation shall include:

18.2.1. documents regarding characteristics of the subsystem;

18.2.2. rules and conditions of use of the cableway installation;

18.2.3. instructions for servicing the cableway installation; and

18.2.4. if necessary, documents certifying the conformity of the safety components.

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19. Safety components shall be:

19.1. placed on the market if during use thereof the conformity of the cableway installation with the requirements specified in Chapter 2 of these Regulations is ensured; and

19.2. put into service if they ensure that an installation, which has been appropriately installed and maintained and is used for the intended purposes, does not endanger the health of persons and safety of persons or property.

20. Only such cableway installations, subsystems and safety components may be placed on the internal market - sold, given as gifts or handed over for use with or without remuneration - as conform to the requirements specified in these Regulations and are labelled with the CE marking (Annex).

21. Cableway installations, safety components and subsystems shall be placed on the internal market by:

21.1. the main contractor of the cableway installation or his or her authorised representative;

21.2. the manufacturer of the safety component or subsystem (including the person designing and manufacturing the relevant safety component or subsystem for personal use);

21.3. the authorised representative of the manufacturer of the safety component or subsystem;

21.4. the importer of the safety component or subsystem; or

21.5. a natural person registered in the Population Register of Latvia or a legal person registered in the commercial register.

22. The following activities shall not be deemed to be the placing on the internal market of safety components or subsystems:

22.1. sending of a safety component or subsystem to the authorised representative of the manufacturer in Latvia who ensures the conformity of the safety component or subsystem with the requirements of these Regulations prior to the placement thereof on the market;

22.2. inward processing of a safety component or subsystem or improvement thereof, if after performance of the operations referred to the safety component or subsystem is exported from Latvia; and

22.3. manufacturing of a safety component or subsystem in Latvia for marketing on the external market.

23. A safety component shall be deemed to conform with the requirements of these Regulations if it conforms with the requirements specified in Paragraphs 19, 24, 25, 26 and 27 of these Regulations, it has the CE marking and it is accompanied by the declaration of conformity referred to in Paragraph 167 of these Regulations.

24. Before the placement of a safety component on the market the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall:

24.1. assess the conformity of the safety component in accordance with Sub-chapter 4.1 of these Regulations; and

24.2. label the safety component with the CE marking and draw up the declaration of conformity referred to in Paragraph 167 of these Regulations in conformity with the modules referred to Sub-chapter 4.1 of these Regulations.

25. Conformity assessment of the safety component shall be performed by the notified body selected by the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative.

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26. If the safety component is also subject to other regulatory enactments, which provide for the CE marking, the marking shall specify the relevant regulatory enactments with which the safety component complies.

27. If the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative (also person manufacturing safety components for personal use) has not ensured the compliance with the requirements referred to in Paragraphs 23, 24, 25 and 26 of these Regulations, it shall be ensured by the person placing the safety component on the market.

28. Safety components and subsystems included in the manufactured cableway installation are permitted to be installed and put into service only if they ensure manufacturing of such cableway installations which, when correctly installed, maintained and used for the intended purposes, do not endanger the health and safety of persons, as well as the property.

29. Cableway installations shall be installed and put into service if they have been designed and installed in such a way as to ensure the conformity with the essential safety requirements specified in Chapter 2 of these Regulations.

2. Essential Safety Requirements for Cableway Installations, Safety Components and Subsystems

30. The essential safety requirements and maintenance and operation requirements specified in this Chapter shall apply to the design, manufacture and installation of cableway installations.

31. In design, manufacture and operation of cableway installations, the safety of the servicing personnel and other persons shall be ensured.

32. In designing, operating and servicing cableway installations, the following measures shall be taken:

32.1. during design and manufacture risks shall be eliminated or, if it is not possible, reduced;

32.2. all necessary measures shall be determined and implement to avoid risks if they cannot be eliminated during the design and manufacture; and

32.3. the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall determine precautionary measures to be taken in order to avoid risks if they cannot be eliminated completely by taking the measures referred to in Sub-paragraphs 32.1 and 32.2 of these Regulations.

33. Cableway installations shall be designed and constructed taking into account the type of the cableway installation, the nature and characteristics of the relevant territory, the surroundings, atmospheric and meteorological factors, as well as possible structures and obstacles located in the vicinity of the cableway installation either on the ground or in the air in order to make it possible to operate the installation safely and irrespective of the circumstances of operation or servicing (including rescue works) it would not cause harmful effects or threats.

34. Dimensions, construction and structure of the cableway installation, its subsystems and safety components shall be such as to withstand, with a sufficient safety margin, all stresses under all possible conditions (also when the cableway installation, its subsystems and safety components are not in operation).

35. Cableway installations, subsystems and safety components shall be designed and manufactured taking into account the foreseeable outside influences, dynamic load and fatigue of material, as well as complying with the well-established technical findings, in particular with regard to the choice of materials in accordance with the applicable standards. Cableway installations, subsystems and safety components shall be designed and manufactured in such a way that they can be safely assembled and installed in a specific place.

36. Safety components shall be so designed that their structure or marking prevents assembly mistakes.

37. The safety components shall be designed, manufactured and used in such a way as to ensure their functional integrity, the safety margin and the safety of the cableway installation, as well as so that the possibility of failure is minimal.

38. The cableway installation shall be designed and manufactured in such a way that failure of any element, which is found during its operation and which might affect safety (also indirectly) may be eliminated in good time.

39. The instruction for the operation of the cableway installation shall specify the periodicity of systematic inspections of safety components. The compliance with the requirements referred to in Paragraphs 37 and 38 of these Regulations shall be ensured over the entire period between two systematic inspections of the relevant safety component.

40. The safety components, which are included in cableway installations as spare parts shall ensure compliance with the requirements specified in these Regulations, as well as with the conditions regarding co-ordinated interaction with other parts of the cableway installation.

41. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representatives shall take measures to ensure that the persons and workers being transported are not endangered if a fire breaks out in the cableway installation.

42. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall take measures to protect installations and people from the potential effects of lightning.

43. Safety devices shall detect any failure in the cableway installation, which may endanger safety and warn in respect of that, as well as respond to any foreseeable external event, which may endanger safety.

44. The safety device shall ensure the possibility to disconnect the cableway installation at any time by using manual control.

45. When the safety device has disconnected the cableway installation, it may not be restarted until the necessary precautionary measures have been taken.

46. The cableway installation shall be designed and constructed:

46.1. so that it is possible to carry out regular or special maintenance and repair safely; and

46.2. so as to ensure that any internal or external adverse effect caused by noxious gases, noise emissions or vibration does not exceed the prescribed limits.

47. Protection distance must be observed between vehicles, towing devices, tracks, cables of the cableway installation, as well as possible structures and obstacles located in the vicinity of the cableway installation either on the ground or in the air, taking into account the vertical, longitudinal and lateral movement of the cables and vehicles under the most adverse foreseeable operating conditions.

48. When choosing the maximum distance between vehicles of the cableway installation and ground, account shall be taken of the characteristics of the cableway installation, the type of the vehicle and the rescue procedures. In respect of open cars account shall also be taken of the risk of fall of passengers, as well as the psychological considerations.

49. The maximum speed of the vehicles or towing devices, the minimum distance between the vehicles or towing devices, as well as their acceleration and braking regime shall be determined such as to guarantee the safety of persons and the safe operation of the cableway installation.

50. Stations of the cableway installation and structures along the line shall be installed and equipped so as to ensure stability. The relevant structures shall permit safe guidance and maintenance of the cables, vehicles and the towing devices under all operating conditions.

51. The entries and exits of the cableway installation shall be designed so as to guarantee the safety of the movement of vehicles, towing devices and persons. The movement of vehicles and towing devices in the stations shall be such as not to expose to risk persons, taking into account their possible active effect on the movement of the vehicles and towing devices.

52. Cableway installations shall be designed, manufactured and installed:

52.1. so as to prevent cables or their supports from breaking;

52.2. so that cables fall within the cable minimum and maximum stress limits;

52.3. so that cables may be safely placed on the supports and to prevent cable derailment as far as possible;

52.4. so as to ensure monitoring of cables.

53. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall design, manufacture and install the cableway installation in such a way that no threats to persons arise and blocking of cables and stopping of the cableway installation is ensured in the case of cable derailment.

54. The drive systems of a cableway installation shall have sufficient capacity and be suited for use in various functional systems and modes.

55. The cableway installation shall be equipped with a standby drive with an energy supply, which is independent from the main drive system. A standby drive shall not be necessary if the risk analysis of the cableway installation shows that people may leave the vehicles, in particular, towing devices unharmed easily and quickly even if there is no standby drive.

56. In an emergency situation a possibility shall be ensured to stop the installation and/or the vehicles at any moment, under the most unfavourable operating conditions in respect of authorised load and pulley adhesion ability. The stopping distance shall be as short as necessary for the security of the cableway installation.

57. The limits of deceleration values shall be such as to guarantee the safety of the persons, as well as the satisfactory operation of the vehicles, cables and other parts of the cableway installation.

58. All cableway installations shall have two or more braking systems and each shall be capable of bringing the installation to a halt. The operation of braking systems shall be co-ordinated in order to automatically replace the active system if its operation is inadequate. The traction cable's last braking system shall act directly on the driving pulley (this provision shall not apply to ski lifts and drag lifts).

59. The cableway installation shall be fitted with an effective clamp and locking mechanism, which secures against premature restarts.

60. The control devices of the cableway installation shall be designed and manufactured so as to be safe, to withstand normal operating stresses and so that the effect of external factors (for example, humidity, high or low temperatures or electromagnetic interference) does not to cause dangerous situations, even if an operational error has taken place.

61. The installation shall be provided with suitable communication facilities, which enable servicing personnel to communicate with one another, as well as to inform users in emergency situations.

62. Vehicles and towing devices of the cableway installation shall be designed and fitted so as to prevent under foreseeable operating conditions, persons from falling out or exposure to other dangers.

63. The dimensions of vehicles and towing devices of the cableway installation shall be determined and they shall be manufactured in such a way that even under the most unfavourable conditions the vehicles and towing devices do not damage the cable and do not slip, except for the cases where slippage does not affect the safety of the vehicle, the towing device or the cableway installation.

64. Vehicle (car, cabin) doors of the cableway installation shall be designed and constructed in such a way as to make it possible to close and lock them. The vehicle floor and walls shall be designed and constructed so as to withstand pressure and loads exerted by passengers under any circumstances.

65. If it is intended that an operator operates the vehicle, the vehicle shall be provided with the equipment required for the performance of operator's duties.

66. Vehicles and towing devices and, in particular, their suspension mechanisms shall be designed and installed so as to guarantee the safety of the servicing personnel in accordance with the regulatory enactments regarding labour protection.

67. If vehicles are equipped with fittings that can not be disconnected, the cableway installation shall be designed and manufactured so as to bring to a halt any vehicle, without causing threats to passengers, the fitting of which at the moment of departure has been incorrectly connected to the cable and any vehicle the fitting of which at the moment of arrival has not been disconnected to prevent the vehicle from falling.

68. If the possibility of carrier cable breaking is not excluded, funicular vehicles and bi-cable cable cars shall be equipped with an automatic braking device on the track (if the configuration of the cableway installation so permits).

69. If derailment of the vehicle of the cableway installation cannot be completely prevented by other measures, it shall be fitted with an anti-derailment device, which enables the vehicle to be brought to a halt without posing threat to persons.

70. The access to embarkation areas and exit from disembarkation areas, as well as the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers shall be organised taking into account the movement and stopping of vehicles in order to guarantee the safety of persons, in particular in areas where there is a risk of falling.

71. If the cableway installation is designed for the transport of children and persons with movement impairments, the installation shall be provided with devices suitable for them.

72. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall ensure the fulfilment of the technical requirements and measures which ensure that the cableway installation is used for its intended purpose in accordance with the technical specification and the specific operating conditions, as well as compliance with the safe operation and maintenance instructions. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall prepare the instructions and the relevant guidelines in the official language.

73. During designing the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall specify the qualifications and work equipment required for the persons responsible for the operation of the cableway installation.

74. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall ensure compliance with all technical requirements and measures (depending on the type of the cableway installation and the surroundings) which guarantee bringing of the passengers to safety within a specific period of time if the cableway installation stops unexpectedly and it cannot be restarted in a short period of time.

75. Movable parts of the stations of cableway installations shall be designed, manufactured and installed in such a way as to preclude any risks but, if that is impossible, the stations shall be fitted with protective devices so as to prevent any contact with parts of the cableway installation, which may cause accidents. The protective devices shall be such that cannot easily be removed or rendered inoperative.

76. Work premises and work territories (including those not used on a regular basis), as well as the access to them, shall be designed and constructed in such a way as to prevent persons working or moving there from falling. If the construction is not sufficiently secured, the fitting of anchorage points for personal protective equipment shall be provided which prevent from falling.

3. Risk Analysis

77. A risk analysis shall be performed in respect of each cableway installation. The risk analysis shall include all intended types of operation of the cableway installation, as well as the effect of the environment and most adverse situations. The analysis shall use a recognised or established method, taking into account the relevant technical possibilities and the complexity of the cableway installation.

78. A risk analysis shall be performed in respect of each safety device. The risk analysis shall include the effect of the safety devices on the cableway installation and related subsystems in order to make sure that:

78.1. the safety devices are able to react to an initially detected disturbance or failure and retain the state that guarantees safety, if necessary, pass over to the operation in a less active mode or in a fail-safe state;

78.2. the safety devices have double protection and monitoring; and

78.3. the safety devices enable to evaluate the probability of their failure and they comply with the safety level equivalent to that achieved by safety devices that meet the requirements specified in Sub-paragraphs 78.1 and 78.2 of these Regulations.

4. Conformity Assessment Procedures

4.1. Conformity Assessment of Safety Components

79. Prior to the placing of a safety component on the market the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall for each safety component choose one of the conformity assessment procedures (modules) specified in this Sub-chapter.

80. The manufacturer shall choose from among the following conformity assessment procedures:

80.1. at the design stage - type-examination (module B) and at the stage of manufacture - production quality assurance (module D) or product verification (module F);

80.2. at the design stage and stage of manufacture - full quality assurance (module H); or

80.3. at the design stage and stage of manufacture - unit verification (module G).

4.1.1. Type-examination (Module B)

81. Type examination is a conformity assessment procedure by which the notified body ascertains and attests (certifies) that the selected and assessed specimen of the safety component meets the requirements specified in these Regulations.

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82. In order to perform a type-examination, the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall choose an notified body and submit thereto the following documents:

82.1. a submission, in which the name and address of the manufacturer has been specified (if the submission is submitted by the authorised representative of the manufacturer - also his or her name and address);

82.2. a written declaration that such submission has not been submitted to any other notified body; and

82.3. the technical documentation referred to in Paragraph 84 of these Regulations.

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83. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall place at the disposal of the notified body a specimen of the relevant safety component. The notified body may request additional specimens if it is necessary in accordance with the test plan.

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84. The technical documentation shall contain information on the design, manufacture and operation of the safety component and the following information on the specimen of the safety component:

84.1. a general description;

84.2. project designs, manufacturing drawings and schemes of elements, subassemblies and circuits;

84.3. explanations of the drawings and schemes referred to in Sub-paragraph 84.2 of these Regulations, as well as a description of the operation of the safety component;

84.4. a list of the fully or partially used applicable standards. If the applicable standards have not been used, descriptions of the solutions adopted to meet the essential safety requirements;

84.5. design calculations, the results of examinations and trials performed;

84.6. test reports; and

84.7. the field of use of the safety component.

85. The notified body shall:

85.1. examine the technical documentation, verify whether the specimen has been manufactured in accordance with the submitted documentation and identify the components, which have been designed in accordance with the applicable standards and the components, which have been designed without using the applicable standards;

85.2. if the applicable standards have not been used, carry out examinations and tests (or ensure the performance thereof) in order to determine whether the solution chosen by the manufacturer complies with the essential safety requirements;

85.3. perform examinations and tests (or ensure the performance thereof), in order to determine whether the manufacturer has applied the standards, the utilisation of which has been notified by the manufacturer; and

85.4. co-ordinate with the manufacturer a location where the examinations and the necessary tests shall be carried out.

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86. If the specimen of the safety component meets the requirements specified in these Regulations, the notified body shall issue a safety component type-examination certificate to the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative.

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87. The safety component type-examination certificate shall specify the name and address of the manufacturer, the findings of the examination, the term of validity of the certificate, conditions and the necessary data for identification of the approved type of the safety component.

88. A list of the parts of the technical documentation shall be attached to the certificate. The notified body shall keep a copy of the list.

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89. If the notified body takes a decision not to issue a type-examination certificate, such institution shall provide the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative with a justified refusal. The refusal shall specify the procedures for disputing and appealing the decision.

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90. The manufacturer shall inform the notified body that holds the technical documentation concerning the type-examination certificate regarding all changes performed to the safety components to which the type-examination certificate applies.

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91. If the changes performed may affect the conformity of the safety component with the essential safety requirements or change the conditions for use, the manufacturer shall require an additional approval. Such approval shall be issued as an addition to the type-examination certificate.

92. The notified body shall inform other notified bodies regarding the issued and withdrawn type-examination certificates and additions thereto, as well as refusals to issue a type-examination certificate.

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93. The other notified bodies may request copies of the type-examination certificates and their additions from the relevant notified body. Annexes to the certificates shall be accessible to other notified bodies.

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94. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall provide market supervision institutions with access to the technical documentation and to the copies of the type-examination certificates and additions thereto for at least 30 years after the last safety component has been manufactured. If the manufacturer of the safety component or his or her authorised representative is not located in Latvia, the technical documentation shall be kept by the person placing the safety component on the market.

4.1.2. Production Quality Assurance of Safety Components (Module D)

95. Production quality assurance of a safety component is a conformity assessment procedure by which the manufacturer ensures and attests the conformity of the safety component with the type described in the type-examination certificate and the requirements specified in these Regulations.

96. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall label each unit of the safety component with the CE marking and draw up a declaration of conformity. The identification number of the notified body that performs surveillance in accordance with Paragraph 109 of these Regulations shall be specified next to the CE marking.

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97. The manufacturer shall manufacture the safety component and perform the final assessment and examination thereof in conformity with an approved (certified) quality system in accordance with Paragraphs 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 and 108 of these Regulations. The certification institution shall supervise the certified quality system in accordance with Paragraph 109 of these Regulations.

98. The manufacturer shall introduce a quality system in the undertaking and choose an notified body to which a submission for assessment of the quality system shall be submitted.

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99. The submission shall contain the information on the safety component necessary for the conformity assessment. The following shall be appended to the submission:

99.1. the quality system documentation; and

99.2. the technical documentation for the approved (certified) type of the safety component and a copy of the type-examination certificate or design examination certificate of the safety component.

100. If a quality system has been introduced in the undertaking, it is considered that the safety component complies with the type approved (certified) in the type-examination certificate and the requirements specified in these Regulations.

101. The manufacturer shall develop all the elements, requirements and provisions of the quality system and document them in writing as quality system policies, procedures and instructions in a systematic and orderly manner.

102. The quality system documentation shall provide a consistent interpretation of the quality programmes, plans, manuals and records. The quality system documentation shall include the following information:

102.1. the quality assurance objectives and organisational structure, management liability and authorisation with regard to the quality assurance of the safety component;

102.2. the manufacturing, quality control and quality assurance methods, processes and descriptions of systematic measures;

102.3. the examinations and tests that are to be carried out prior to the manufacture, during the manufacture and after the manufacture of the safety component, and the frequency of such examinations and tests;

102.4. quality records (for example, examination reports, test data, reports on personnel qualifications); and

102.5. means for quality monitoring and the management of quality system.

103. The notified body shall assess the quality system in order to determine whether it conforms to the requirements specified in Paragraphs 100, 101 and 102 of these Regulations (the elements of the quality system which conform to the requirements of applicable standards shall be considered as conforming to the requirements of Paragraphs 100, 101 and 102 of these Regulations).

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104. The examination (audit) teams shall have at least one expert with experience in the assessment of the manufacturing technology of the relevant safety component. The assessment procedure shall also include a visit by the examination (audit) team to the place of manufacturing of the safety component.

105. The notified body shall within seven days issue to the manufacturer or send by post a notification regarding the decision taken. The decision shall contain the findings of the examination and a justified assessment, also specifying the procedures for disputing and appealing the decision.

[20 April 2004]

106. The manufacturer shall fulfil the obligations prescribed by the approved (certified) quality system, and shall ensure the conformity and efficiency of such system.

107. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall inform the notified body that has approved (certified) the quality system in writing regarding the intended changes to the quality system.

[20 April 2004]

108. The notified body shall within a period not exceeding three months assess the intended changes and decide whether the amended quality system conforms to the requirements specified in Paragraphs 100, 101 and 102 of these Regulations and whether a repeat assessment of the quality system is necessary. The notified body shall within seven days issue to the manufacturer or send by post a notification regarding the decision taken. The decision shall contain the findings of the examination and a justified assessment, also specifying the procedures for disputing and appealing the decision.

[20 April 2004]

109. In order to ascertain that the manufacturer duly maintains the approved (certified) quality system, the notified body shall perform the surveillance of the quality system of the manufacturer:

109.1. supervise the manufacture, examination, testing and storage of the safety components. The manufacturer shall provide the access to the safety components at the places of manufacture, inspection, testing and storage, as well as provide at least the following information:

109.1.1. the quality system documentation; and

109.1.2. the quality records (for example, examination reports, test data and calibration data, reports on the qualifications of the personnel or qualification certifications);

109.2. periodically carry out examinations (audits) to make sure how the manufacturer maintains and applies the quality system and provide an examination (audit) report to the manufacturer; and

109.3. by using the method of unexpected visits, verify the operation of the quality system or ensure performance of the relevant examinations. The notified body shall submit to the manufacturer a visit report and test reports (if tests have been performed).

[20 April 2004]

110. The manufacturer shall, for at least 30 years after the last safety component has been manufactured, ensure to the market supervision institutions access to the following:

110.1. the quality system documentation;

110.2. information regarding the additions to the quality system; and

110.3. decisions and reports of the notified body.

[20 April 2004]

111. The notified body shall inform other notified bodies in writing regarding the issued and withdrawn quality system approvals.

[20 April 2004]

4.1.3. Verification (Module F)

112. Verification of the safety component is a conformity assessment procedure by which a manufacturer or his or her authorised representative ensures and attests the conformity of the safety component with the requirements specified in these Regulations and the type described in the type-examination certificate.

113. The manufacturer shall take all the necessary measures to ensure that the manufacturing process assures conformity of the safety component with the requirements specified in these Regulations and the type described in the type-examination certificate.

114. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall label each unit of the safety component with the CE marking and draw up a declaration of conformity.

115. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall keep a copy of the declaration of conformity for at least 30 years after the last safety component was manufactured.

116. In order to determine the conformity of the safety component with the requirements specified in these Regulations, the manufacturer shall choose one of the following procedures:

116.1. examination and testing (verification) of each safety component in conformity with Paragraph 117 of these Regulations; or

116.2. examination and testing (statistical verification) of safety components in conformity with Paragraphs 118, 119, 120, 121, 122 and 123 of these Regulations.

117. The notified body shall carry out examination and testing (verification) of each safety component in accordance with the following procedures:

117.1. examine each safety component unit the and carry out the tests specified in the applicable standards or equivalent tests in order to examine (verify) whether the safety component conforms with the type described in the type-examination certificate and the requirements specified in these Regulations; and

117.2. label each safety component unit (or ensure labelling thereof) with the identification number of the notified body and a certificate of conformity of the safety component shall be drawn up.

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118. The notified body shall carry out the statistical verification by using the statistical method and an appropriate sampling plan.

[20 April 2004]

119. The manufacturer shall offer safety components in uniform lots and during the manufacturing process ensure homogeneity of each lot produced.

120. All safety components shall be available for verification in the form of homogeneous lots. A random sample shall be taken from each lot. Each sample of safety components shall be examined individually and the tests specified in the applicable standards or equivalent tests shall be carried out to make sure whether the safety component conforms to the requirements specified in these Regulation and to determine whether the relevant lot is to be approved (certified).

121. If an approved lot of safety components conforms with the specified requirements, the notified body shall ensure labelling of each approved safety component with the identification number of the notified body and shall draw up a certificate of conformity relating to the tests carried out. All safety components of the relevant lot may be placed on the market, except for those samples of the safety component, which do not meet the requirements.

[20 April 2004]

122. If a lot of safety components do not meet the specified requirements, the notified body or the market supervision institution shall take appropriate measures to prevent the placement on the market of the relevant lot. If non-conformity is determined once again, the notified body may suspend statistical verification.

[20 April 2004]

123. The manufacturer may use the identification number of the notified body during the manufacturing process if the notified body has agreed.

[20 April 2004]

124. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall ensure accessibility of the certificate of conformity issued by the notified body at the request of the market supervision institution.

[20 April 2004]

4.1.4. Unit Verification of Safety Components (Module G)

125. Unit verification of the safety component is a conformity assessment procedure by which the manufacturer ensures and attests that the safety component, which has been issued with certificate of conformity of the safety component unit referred to in Sub-paragraph 129 of these Regulations, conforms to the requirements specified in these Regulations.

126. The manufacturer shall label each unit of safety component with the CE marking and shall draw up a declaration of conformity.

127. In order to receive a certificate of conformity of the safety component unit, the manufacturer shall choose a notified body and shall submit to it the following:

127.1. a submission regarding unit verification of the safety component. The submission shall specify the name, address of the manufacturer and the location (address) of the safety component;

127.2. a written declaration that such submission has not been submitted to any other notified body; and

127.3. the technical documentation.

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128. In order to ensure the conformity of the safety component with the requirements specified in these Regulations, the notified body shall verify the design and construction of each safety component and during manufacturing carry out the tests specified in the applicable standards or equivalent tests.

[20 April 2004]

129. The notified body shall label the safety component (or ensure labelling thereof) with the identification number of the notified body and draw up a certificate of conformity of the safety component unit.

[20 April 2004]

130. The technical documentation shall contain the following information regarding the design, manufacture and operation of the safety component:

130.1. a general description of the safety component;

130.2. drawing of the assembly of the structure and schemes of the safety component, elements and circuits;

130.3. explanations of the drawings and schemes referred to in Sub-paragraph 130.2 of these Regulations, as well as a description of the operation of the safety component;

130.4. a list of the fully or partially used applicable standards. If applicable standards have not been used, a description of the solutions used to meet the essential safety requirements;

130.5. design calculations and the results of the examinations performed;

130.6. test reports; and

130.7. fields of use of the safety component.

4.1.5. Full Quality Assurance of Safety Components (Module H)

131. Full quality assurance of the safety component is a conformity assessment procedure by which the manufacturer ensures and attests the conformity of the safety component with the requirements specified in these Regulations.

132. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall label each safety component unit with the CE marking and draw up a declaration of conformity. The identification number of the notified body that performs surveillance in accordance with Paragraph 145 of these Regulations shall be specified next to the CE marking.

[20 April 2004]

133. The manufacturer shall carry out the design, manufacture, final assessment and inspection of the safety component in conformity with an approved (certified) quality system.

134. The manufacturer shall introduce a quality system in the undertaking, choose a notified body and submit to it a submission regarding assessment of the quality system.

[20 April 2004]

135. The submission shall contain the information regarding the safety component necessary for conformity assessment. The submission shall be accompanied by the quality system documentation.

136. The quality system shall ensure conformity of the safety component with the requirements specified in these Regulations.

137. The manufacturer shall develop all the elements, requirements and provisions of the quality system and document them in writing as quality system policies, procedures and instructions in a systematic and orderly manner.

138. The quality system documentation shall provide a consistent interpretation of the quality programmes, plans, manuals and records. The quality system documentation shall include the following information:

138.1. the quality assurance objectives and organisational structure, management liability and authorisation with regard to the quality assurance of the safety component;

138.2. the technical design specifications, including the applicable standards (if the applicable standards have not been applied in full, a description of the solutions intended to be used to ensure that the essential safety requirements are met);

138.3. the design control and verification techniques, as well as processes and systematic measures intended to be used when designing the safety component;

138.4. the manufacturing, quality control and quality assurance methods, processes and descriptions of systematic measures;

138.5. the examinations and tests that are to be carried out prior to the manufacture, during the manufacture and after the manufacture of the safety component, and the frequency of such examinations and tests;

138.6. quality records (for example, examination reports, test data, reports regarding the qualifications of the personnel); and

138.7. means for quality surveillance and the management of quality system.

139. The notified body shall assess the quality system in order to determine whether it conforms to the requirements specified in Paragraphs 136, 137 and 138 of these Regulations (the elements of the quality system which conform to the requirements of applicable standards shall be considered as conforming to the requirements of Paragraphs 136, 137 and 138 of these Regulations).

[20 April 2004]

140. The examination (audit) teams shall have at least one expert with experience in the assessment of the manufacturing technology of the relevant safety component. The assessment procedure shall also include a visit of the examination (audit) team to the manufacturing premises of the safety component.

141. The notified body shall within seven days issue to the manufacturer or send by post a notification regarding the decision taken. The decision shall contain the findings of the examination and a justified assessment, as well as specify the procedures for disputing and appealing the decision.

[20 April 2004]

142. The manufacturer shall fulfil the obligations prescribed by the approved (certified) quality system, and shall ensure the conformity and efficiency of such system.

143. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall inform the notified body in writing that has approved (certified) the quality system regarding the intended changes to the quality system.

[20 April 2004]

144. The notified body shall not later than within three months assess the intended changes and decide whether the amended quality system conforms to the requirements specified in Paragraphs 136, 137 and 138 of these Regulations and whether a repeat assessment of the quality system is necessary. The notified body shall within seven days issue to the manufacturer or send by post a notification regarding the decision taken. The decision shall contain the findings of the examination and a justified assessment, as well as specify the procedures for disputing and appealing the decision.

[20 April 2004]

145. In order to ascertain that the manufacturer duly maintains the approved (certified) quality system, the notified body shall perform the surveillance of the quality system of the manufacturer:

145.1. supervise manufacture, inspection, testing and storage of safety components. The manufacturer shall ensure a possibility to have access to the documentation, as well as safety components at the places of their manufacture, inspection, testing and storage, as well as shall provide at least the following information:

145.1.1. the quality system documentation;

145.1.2. the quality records with respect to the designing part of the quality system (for example, results of analyses, calculations, tests); and

145.1.3. the quality records with respect to the manufacturing part of the quality system (for example, examination of reports, examination of test and calibration data, examination of the qualifications of the personnel);

145.2. periodically carry out surveillance inspections (audit) to make sure how the manufacturer maintains and applies the quality system and submit a surveillance inspection (audit) report to the manufacturer; and

145.3. by using the method of unexpected visits examine the operation of the quality system or ensure performance of the relevant examinations. The notified body shall submit to the manufacturer a visit report and test reports (if tests have been performed).

[20 April 2004]

146. In order to carry out examination of the design of the safety component the manufacturer shall submit a submission regarding examination of the design of the safety component to the notified body.

[20 April 2004]

147. The submission and the accompanying documents shall include the following information regarding the design, manufacture and operation of the safety component:

147.1. the technical design specifications of the safety component, including the applicable standards; and

147.2. conformity evidence of specifications (in particular if the applicable standards have not been applied in full), for example, the results of tests carried out by the laboratory of the manufacturer or by another appropriate laboratory on behalf of the manufacturer.

148. The notified body shall not longer than within three months examine the submission and its accompanying documents and, if the design of the safety component meets the requirements specified in these Regulations, shall within seven days issue a design examination certificate of the safety component to the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative. The certificate shall specify the conditions and the term of validity thereof, as well as contain the findings of the examination, the data which permit identification of the approved design and, if necessary, a description of the operation of the safety component.

[20 April 2004]

149. The manufacturer or his or her authorised person shall inform in writing the notified body that issued the design examination certificate of any modification to the approved design. If modifications may affect conformity of the design to the essential safety requirements or the conditions for use of the safety component, the manufacturer shall require additional approval. Such approval shall be issued as an addition to the design examination certificate.

[20 April 2004]

150. The notified bodies shall send to other notified bodies information regarding:

150.1. the issued and withdrawn design examination certificates and their additions; and

150.2. design approvals and additional approvals the issue of which has been refused.

[20 April 2004]

151. The notified body shall inform other notified bodies in writing regarding quality system approvals, which it has withdrawn, as well as regarding the submissions for approvals it has refused.

[20 April 2004]

152. The manufacturer shall at least 30 years after the manufacture of the last safety component ensure access for the market supervision institutions to the following:

152.1. the quality system documentation;

152.2. information regarding the additions to the quality system; and

152.3. decisions and reports of the notified body.

[20 April 2004]

4.2. Conformity Assessment of Subsystems

153. Conformity assessment of a subsystem is a procedure by which subsequent to a submission by the manufacturer, his or her authorised representative or, if there is no such person, by the person who places the subsystem on the market the notified body checks and attests that the subsystem conforms with the technical documentation and the requirements of these Regulations.

[20 April 2004]

154. The examination of the subsystem shall be carried out during the design, manufacture and acceptance stage.

155. The technical documentation accompanying the examination certificate shall contain the following documents:

155.1. assembly plans and calculations, electrical and hydraulic diagrams, control circuit diagrams, description of computer and automatic systems, operating and servicing instructions;

155.2. a list of the safety components identified during risk analysis and used in the subsystem; and

155.3. a copy of the declaration of conformity of the safety component, as well as the corresponding assembly plans, copies of the examination and test reports carried out.

156. The notified body shall during assembly supervise the fulfilment of the requirements specified in the technical documentation.

[20 April 2004]

157. The notified body responsible for examinations shall have permanent access to the production shops, warehouses, manufacturing areas, testing plants and to any location at the request of the examiner in order to perform the assessment. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative or, if there is no such person, the person who places the subsystem on the market shall provide the relevant notified body with all documents relating to the subsystem, including the plans and technical documentation.

[20 April 2004]

158. The notified body responsible for examinations shall regularly carry out examinations (audits) to ensure compliance with the requirements of these Regulations. On each visit the performer of examination shall submit to the manager of the undertaking an examination (audit) report. The performer of examination is entitled request information regarding the course of manufacturing in order to inspect various stages of manufacturing.

[20 April 2004]

159. Representatives of the notified body are entitled to visit the production shops without warning and carry out full or partial examination (audit). The representatives of the notified body shall prepare a report on the visit and, if necessary, submit an examination (audit) report to the manager of the undertaking.

[20 April 2004]

160. Each notified body shall once in a quarter publish in the newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis information regarding:

160.1. all submissions for conformity assessment of subsystems received; and

160.2. all issued examination certificates and refusals to issue an examination certificate.

[20 April 2004]

4.3. Conformity Assessment of Cableway Installations

161. Conformity assessment of a cableway installation is a procedure by which at the request of the main contractor or his or her authorised representative the notified body checks and attests that the cableway installations conform to the technical documentation and the requirements specified in these Regulations.

[20 April 2004]

162. The main contractor or his or her authorised representative shall submit to the notified body the results of the risk analysis of the safety devices, as well as declarations of conformity of the safety components and subsystems and the technical documentation so that the notified body may assess the conformity of the cableway installation. Copies of the submitted documents shall be kept at the location of the installation.

[20 April 2004]

163. The main contractor or his or her authorised representative shall ensure the performance of a risk analysis and preparation of a report and technical documentation (including preparation of the documentation regarding characteristics of the cableway installation) and, if necessary, ensure preparation of documents that attest the conformity of the safety components and subsystems. The manufacturer or his or her authorised representative shall ensure preparation of documents regarding conditions of use and restrictions on use, regulation and maintenance, and servicing supervision of the cableway installation.

164. The notified body responsible for examinations shall have permanent access to the production shops, warehouses, manufacturing areas, testing plants and to any location at the request of the examiner in order to perform the assessment. The main contractor or his or her authorised representative shall provide the notified body with documents relating to the cableway installation, including the plans and technical documentation.

[20 April 2004]

165. If the cableway installation meets the requirements specified in these Regulations, the notified body shall issue to the main contractor or his or her authorised representative a cableway installation examination certificate.

[20 April 2004]

166. Each notified body shall once in a quarter publish in the newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis information regarding:

166.1. all submissions for conformity assessment of cableway installations received; and

166.2. all issued examination certificates and refusals to issue an examination certificate.

[20 April 2004]

5. Declaration of Conformity

167. The declaration of conformity of a safety component shall be drawn up by the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative. The declaration shall be drawn up in the official language. The declaration shall contain at least the following information:

167.1. an indication that the safety component meets the requirements specified in these Regulations;

167.2. the name and address of the manufacturer and his or her authorised representative;

167.3. a description of the safety component;

167.4. references to the conformity assessment procedures performed;

167.5. a reference to all regulatory enactments relating to the safety component;

167.6. the conditions of use of the safety component;

167.7. the number and date of issue of the examination certificate and the name and address of the notified body which has issued the certificate, if necessary, also the term of validity and conditions of the certificate;

167.8. a reference to the applicable standards if such have been applied;

167.9. position, signature and full name of the person who drew up the declaration; and

167.10. date and place of drawing up.

[20 April 2004]

168. The declaration of conformity of the subsystem shall be drawn up by the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative or if there is no such person, by the person who offers the subsystem on the market. The declaration shall be drawn up in the official language. The declaration shall contain at least the following information:

168.1. an indication that the subsystem meets the requirements specified in these Regulations;

168.2. the given name, surname and address of the requester of examination;

168.3. a description of the subsystem;

168.4. a reference to all regulatory enactments relating to the subsystem;

168.5. conditions or restrictions for use of the subsystem;

168.6. the number and date of issue of the examination certificate and the name and address of the notified body which has issued the certificate, if necessary, also the term of validity and conditions of the certificate;

168.7. position, signature and full name of the person who drew up the declaration; and

168.8. date and place of drawing up.

[20 April 2004]

169. The declaration of conformity of the cableway installation shall be drawn up by the manufacturer or his or her authorised representative. The declaration shall be drawn up in the official language. The declaration shall contain at least the following information:

169.1. an indication that the cableway installation meets the requirements specified in these Regulations;

169.2. the given name, surname and address of the requester of examination;

169.3. a description of the cableway installation;

169.4. a reference to all regulatory enactments relating to the cableway installations;

169.5. conditions or restrictions for use of the cableway installation;

169.6. the number and date of issue of the examination certificate and the name and address of the notified body which has issued the certificate, if necessary, also the term of validity and conditions of the certificate;

169.7. position, signature and full name of the person who drew up the declaration; and

169.8. date and place of drawing up.

[20 April 2004]

6. CE Marking

170. The CE marking shall consist of the capital letters "CE".

171. The dimensions of the CE marking may be proportionately enlarged or reduced, observing the proportions provided in the sample.

172. Both components of the CE marking shall be of the same vertical size, and it may not be less than five millimetres. This minimum height may be waived in respect of small safety components.

173. The CE marking shall be followed by the last two figures of the year of marking and by the identification number of the notified body that has carried out conformity assessment of the safety component.

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174. CE marking shall be easily legible and indelible. If it is not possible to specify the marking on the safety component, it shall be specified on a label, which shall be inseparable from the relevant safety component.

175. Safety components may be labelled with other signs and symbols, if they are not misleading with respect to the meaning or form of the CE marking and do not reduce the visibility and unambiguity of the CE marking.

176. If institutions which in accordance with these Regulations and regulatory enactments regarding product and services safety control and supervise cableway installations determine that the labelling of a safety component with the CE marking has been unjustified, they shall inform the manufacturer, his or her authorised representative or the person who places the cableway installation on the market thereof and request to ensure the conformity of the cableway installation with the requirements specified in these Regulations.

177. If unjustified labelling of a safety component with the CE marking is continued, the relevant institutions shall take the measures specified in the regulatory enactments regarding product and services safety, in order to limit or prohibit placement of the safety component referred to on the internal market or ensure withdrawal thereof from the market and/or use.

7. Market Supervision

178. Market supervision of safety components and subsystems at work places shall be performed by the State Labour Inspection, ensuring that only such safety components and subsystems are placed on the market which when appropriately installed, maintained and operated do not endanger human life, health and the environment.

179. If the market supervision institution determines that a safety component with the CE marking or a subsystem regarding which the declaration referred to in Paragraph 168 of these Regulations has been drawn up and which is placed on the market is used in conformity with the intended purpose and nevertheless may endanger the safety and health of people or property, the market supervision institution shall take the measures specified in the regulatory enactments regarding product and services safety in order to restrict or prohibit the use of the relevant safety component or subsystem.

179.1 The market supervision institution shall perform the following measures:

179.1.1. if there is cause to have doubts regarding the conformity of cableway installations, the safety components and subsystems thereof to essential requirements or applicable standard requirements, in respect of the correctness of the use of standards or the sufficiency of the standard, it shall organise a sample assessment of the cableway installations, the safety components and subsystems thereof and in accordance with the assessment results by an accredited institution shall provide an opinion regarding the conformity of the cableway installations, the safety components and subsystems thereof to essential requirements; and

179.1.2. it shall notify the Ministry of Economics regarding the determination of non-conformity of the cableway installations, the safety components and subsystems thereof and the administrative measures performed if there are determined cases, which may be considered to be systematically observed errors in the cableway installations, the safety components and subsystems thereof design (construction or manufacture). The notification shall have attached the assessment results and opinion by the accredited institution referred to in Sub-paragraph 179.1.1 and the evaluation of the consequences caused by the non-conformity.

[20 April 2004]

179.2 The Ministry of Economics shall notify the European Commission regarding the determination of non-conforming cases and the measures performed.

[20 April 2004]

179.3 Cableway installations, the safety components and subsystems thereof, which in accordance with entered into international agreements and the procedures specified therein, which are recognised in the states of the European Union and the European Economic Area, shall be recognised in Latvia.

[20 April 2004]

180. These Regulations come into force on 1 April 2004.

Informative Reference to European Union Directives

These Regulations contain legal norms arising from Directive 2000/9/EC.

Prime Minister E. Repše

Acting for the Minister for Welfare,
Minister for the Environment R. Vējonis

 

Annex
Cabinet Regulation No. 578
21 October 2003

CE Marking

The CE marking consists of the capital letters "CE". The sample of the marking is as follows:

Acting for the Minister for Welfare -
Minister for the Environment R.Vējonis

 


Translation © 2006 Tulkošanas un terminoloģijas centrs (Translation and Terminology Centre)

 
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Title: Noteikumi par cilvēku pārvadāšanai paredzētām trošu ceļu iekārtām Status:
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Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 578Adoption: 21.10.2003.Entry into force: 01.04.2004.End of validity: 28.09.2018.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 151, 29.10.2003.
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