Lifts and Lifting Equipment Installations Policy

Housing 21 (the organisation) owns and manages properties which contain lifts and lifting equipment installations. These include passenger (communal) lifts, hoists, stair lifts and through floor lifts. Housing 21 has a duty of care to ensure all lifting equipment is kept and maintained to a safe standard for use by our residents and employees, visitors,
and contractors.

The aim of this policy is to ensure that the organisation, so far as is reasonably practicable, does not expose residents, employees, and visitors to our properties to any risks to their health, safety, or wellbeing in accordance with legislative requirements. This policy applies to all residential and commercial buildings owned and managed by the organisation.

Policy Statement 
Housing 21 (‘We’) is committed to meeting our obligations as a responsible person under all current and relevant legislation including Lifting Operation Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and our responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. A full list of legal requirements and associated guidance is detailed at 8.

We will discharge our health and safety duties by:
• The provision of suitable, sufficient and risk appropriate precautions.
• Ongoing and continuous risk assessment activities; and
• Monitoring and challenging our own performance.

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