Provisions and Procedures – A Safe Combination

Bernard G James

Wednesday 1st March 1995

Standards and legislation for lifts are predictably intended to safeguard, by intrinsic means any person(s) making proper use of such machines. Only wilful misuse of a lift, inadequate maintenance or drastic component failure will endanger a lift passenger. Persons working on lifts will usually take a lift out of normal use, and will then rely for their protection upon the passenger safeguards and other safeguards specifically provided to achieve safe working conditions. This paper will consider some of the safety provisions at modern lift installations, and will exemplify the need for provisions to be included in appropriate safe working procedures.

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