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Lift Regulations

The law for the safe use of lifts and lifting equipment is substantial and includes the following:
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Regulations for the construction of lifts where they are intended to be used for the transport of persons
The Lift Regulations 1997
The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (The Machinery Directive)
Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts including;
BS EN 81-1:1998 Incorporating Amendments 1 to 3 and Corrigendum 1 (Electric lifts)
BS EN 81-2:1998 Incorporating Amendments 1 to 3 and Corrigendum 1 (Hydraulic Lifts)
BS EN 81-3:2000 + A1:2008 (Electric and hydraulic service lifts)
BS EN 81-28:2003 (remote alarm on passenger and goods passenger lifts)
BS EN 81-31:2010 (accessible goods lifts)
BS EN 81-40:2008 incorporating corrigendum 2009 (Stairlifts and inclined lifting platforms intended for persons with impaired mobility)
BS EN 81-41:2010 (vertical lifting platforms intended for persons with impaired mobillty)
BS EN 81-70:2003 incorporating corrigenda 1&2 (Accessibility to lifts for persons including persons with disability)
BS EN 81-71:2005 incorporating amendment 1 (vandal resistant lifts)
BS EN 81-72:2005 (fire fighters lift)
BS EN 81-73:2005 (behaviour of lifts in the event of a fire)
BS EN 81-80:2003 (rules for the improvement of safety of existing passenger and goods passenger lifts)
BS EN 13015:2001 incorporating amendment 1 2008

A part of our service is to interpret these regulations and standards to our customer so that you are well informed and have the means to conform. We can provide all requirements including statutory (LOLER 98) and supplementary (LG1) inspections and other necessary testing required for most equipment types to ensure you are not in breach of the regulations.
In short, it is a legal requirement for you have your lifts maintained and statutory inspected.

In addition there are many British Standards, such as BS EN 81-80 which involves bringing lifts up to current standards which our team can happily provide either by providing a very competitive refurbishment quote or step by step enhancements to your lift.