Health and Safety
at Work (Lifts) (Jersey) Regulations 1990
THE STATES, in pursuance of Article 9 of the Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989 have made the following Regulations –
Commencement [see endnotes]
In these Regulations –
“gates” means the door or other devices
which are designed to close either automatically or manually to prevent access
by persons or other loads to a lift or a liftway;
“guides” means the components of a lift or a
service lift which provide guiding for the lift car sling or counterweight;
“lift” means an item of permanent lifting
equipment serving defined landing levels comprising a lift car and running at
least partially between rigid vertical guides or guides whose inclination to
the vertical is less than 15 degrees;
“lift car” means the part of the lift which
carries passengers or other loads;
“liftway” means the space in which the lift
car and the counterweight, if any, travel;
“maintained” means maintained in an
efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair;
“passenger lift” means a lift comprising a
lift car whose dimensions clearly permit the access of persons;
“safe working load” means the maximum
working load which can safely be carried by a lift as required to be specified
in the latest examination certificate obtained under Regulation 4;
“service lift” means a lift comprising a lift
car the interior of which is inaccessible to persons by reason of its means of
construction and which has internal dimensions not exceeding 1.25 square metres
of floor area, a depth, a height and a width of 1.4 metres;
“sling” means the framework carrying the
lift car or counterweight, connected to the means of suspension or support,
whether or not integral with the lift car enclosure.
2 Application of these Regulations
These Regulations apply to all
3 Construction and maintenance
Every lift shall be of good
mechanical construction, sound material and adequate strength, and shall be
lift shall be thoroughly examined by a competent person at least once in every
period of 6 months.
lift which is installed on or after the date on which these Regulations come
into force shall be thoroughly tested and examined by a competent person before
being brought into use.
lift which is altered, modified or repaired in such a way as is likely to
affect its safe operation shall be thoroughly tested and examined by a
competent person before being brought into operation after such alteration,
modification or repair.
person making or responsible for carrying out an examination or test and
examination of any lift under this Regulation shall complete, with the
information thereby required, and sign, a certificate of the result of the
examination or test and examination in the certificate prescribed as Form 1 in
the Schedule and, in the case of a passenger lift, the certificate prescribed
as Form 2 in the Schedule and shall, within 28 days, send the certificate or
certificates, as the case may be, to the person having the duty to comply with
these Regulations as respects that lift.
person having the duty to comply with these Regulations in respect of a lift
shall, for 2 years from the date on which it was signed, preserve and keep
readily available for examination by an inspector, the report of the result of
every examination and test and examination made in pursuance of paragraphs (1)
to (3) in respect of that lift.
the examination or test and examination shows that the lift cannot be used or
continue to be used with safety unless certain alterations, modifications or
repairs are carried out immediately or within a specified time, the person
making the report shall within 28 days of the completion of the examination
also send a copy of the report to an inspector.
Minister may, from time to time, by Order, amend the Schedule.
5 Display of certificates
The person having the duty to
comply with these Regulations in respect of a passenger lift shall cause a copy
of the last certificate in Form 2 in the Schedule to be displayed at all times
in a prominent place inside the lift car to which it relates.
6 Enclosures and gates
liftway shall be efficiently protected by a substantial enclosure and fitted
with gates, and the enclosure shall be such as to prevent, when the gates are
shut, any person falling down the liftway or coming into contact with any
moving part of the lift.
such gate shall be fitted with efficient interlocking or other devices to
secure that the gate cannot be opened except when the lift car is at the
landing and that the lift car cannot be moved away from the landing until the
gate is closed.
lift and every such enclosure as is mentioned in paragraph (1) shall be so
constructed as to prevent any part of any person or any goods carried in the
lift being trapped between any part of the lift and any fixed structure or
between the counterweight and any other moving part of the lift.
7 Safe working load
shall be marked conspicuously on every lift the maximum safe working load, and,
in the case of a passenger lift, the maximum number of passengers which the
lift can safely carry at any one time.
load greater than the safe working load shall be carried on any lift except for
the purposes of a test carried out in pursuance of Regulation 4(2) or (3).
8 Additional safety requirements
The following additional
requirements shall apply to passenger lifts to which these Regulations
devices shall be provided and maintained to prevent the lift car overrunning;
lift car shall on each side from which access is afforded to a landing be
fitted with a gate, and in connection with every such gate efficient devices
shall be provided to secure that, when persons or goods are in the lift car,
the lift car cannot be raised or lowered unless the gate is closed, and will
come to rest when the gate is opened;
shall be provided and maintained in the interior of every lift car an easily
recognizable and accessible emergency alarm device, suitable for calling
outside assistance, in the form of a bell, intercom, external telephone or
similar device; and
shall be provided and maintained efficient devices which will support the lift
car together with its safe working load in the event of failure or breakage of
the ropes, chains, hydraulic or other lifting device, mechanism or apparatus.
The Minister may (subject to such
conditions, if any, as may be specified therein) by certificate in writing
(which may at the Minister’s discretion be revoked at any time) exempt
from all or any of the requirements of these Regulations –
particular plant or equipment or any class or description of plant or
particular work or class of work,
if the Minister is satisfied that
the requirements in respect of which the exemption is granted are not necessary
for the protection of persons employed or are not reasonably practicable.
These Regulations may be cited as
the Health and Safety at Work (Lifts) (Jersey) Regulations 1990.