Building Owners Information
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LIFT OWNER?
Lifts are amongst the very few modes of transport available for continuous unsupervised use by all persons, ranging from the very young to the elderly and infirm. They are one of the safest forms of transport, being designed to strict and comprehensive standards.
Over 40% of lifts are between 20 and 40 years old.
This is most significant when compared with technological advancement over such a time span and raised personal expectations of safety levels.
From an owner/manager viewpoint, you no doubt plan for your future needs and financial commitments. Where your lift installation is concerned, such plans will have regard for life expectancy and improvements to service as well as taking into account legislative requirements.
You will also be conscious of your responsibilities for control of the building, which impose a duty of care to ensure the premises are safe and free from risks to health, so far as is practical.
The lift owner can be the owner of the premises in which the lift is installed, the occupier of the premises or even the facilities manager.
It is the responsibility of these companies or individuals who have control to any extent of lifting equipment to ensure that the lifting equipment, premises, as well as all means of access, egress, etc are safe and without any risks to health.
TESTS, SURVEYS AND EXAMINATIONS
At any point throughout the life of a Lift various tests, surveys and examinations can be undertaken to ensure that the unit is safe for use and complies with all current Health and Safety and British Standard regulations.
At Belvidere we carry out a variety of these industry standard tests, surveys and examinations in order to provide our clients with the confidence, reassurance and peace of mind that their lift is safe to use.
Tests, surveys and examinations that Belvidere provides include:
- Supplementary Tests of in Service lifts (Formally known as an LG 1 examination)
- Risk Assessments
- Site Surveys
- Condition Reports
- DDA Surveys
- Emergency Passenger Release Training
- 74-point Site safety Checklist
These tests and surveys are available to all clients who wish to or currently have a maintenance contract with Belvidere and by building owners who do not have a current maintenance contract but wish to ensure that their unit is safe for use.
If you would like to find out more information on the types of tests, surveys or examinations for your lift that are available through Belvidere please contact us on 01743 442982 or firstname.lastname@example.org