The regulations stipulate in A passenger lift
A passenger lift usually has a life span of between 20-30 years before it has reached the end of its usefulness and needs replacing. It is imperative that lifts are regularly maintained for wear and tear and checked regularly to ensure they comply with all current Lift Regulations, and that they can continue to operate in transporting people and goods safely.
On 1st July 1999, the Lift Regulations 1997 came into full effect. The purpose of these regulations are to ensure that all Passenger Lifts lifts in public buildings operate correctly and safely and adhere to current safety standards as outlined in the guidelines. The guidelines specify that regular maintenance should be carried out on passenger lifts as well as regular checks ensuring all components are operating correctly so that passengers will be safe at all times.
The regulations stipulate that:
Lifts of any form be it passenger lifts or goods lifts need to be safe.
The lifts must meet all relevant health and safety legislation regarding their design and installation
All lifts must carry the CE marking and an EC declaration of conformity.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 also governs the safe use of lifts and stipulates that risk assessments should be carried out at regular intervals checking each and every component. These risk assessments cover all aspects from doors operating correctly to mechanics running smoothly.
Public Access Ltd ensures that all the lifts they install adhere to all lift regulations and Health and Safety requirements. Public Access Ltd ensures that as soon as any new directives or regulations are passed they are up to speed with them. For more information on passenger lifts and platform lifts, please visit Public Access Ltd. There is comprehensive information available regarding regulations, compliance and information regarding all types of lifts.