Transporting Dangerous Substances in Lifts

Michael Bottomley

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Hospitals, Universities and Research Laboratories often need to transport liquid Nitrogen and other hazardous substances in lifts. Passengers are at unacceptably high risk if they travel along with these substances and employers have a duty to avoid employees being put at risk. The paper examines the design features required for a lift, management arrangements and training requirements to establish a safe system of work for these situations. The paper concludes that a code of practice is required to set best practice for what is currently dealt with on an ad hoc basis.

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