Legislation and Regulations

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

    The Act places a general duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees at work.

  • Lift Operations and Lift Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998

    Applies to workplace lifts, requiring thorough examination and inspection on lifts in workplaces through a competent person (Reg 9)

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998

    To ensure that those using and working with equipment
    and machinery, such as employees, employers,
    contractors etc. who could possibly have access to
    equipment or machinery in a workplace, does so in a safe working environment.

  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

    Aim to prevent death or personal injury to any person
    from electrical causes in connection with work activities.

  • Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regs 2008

    Applies to all new stair lifts, they must be constructed to
    be safe, supplied with instructions, a Declaration of
    Conformity, appropriate conformity marking and labelling.

  • Lifts Regulations 2016

    Safety and conformity of design, construction, and
    installation (when first brought into use) of platform, stair
    lifts and all conventional passenger lifts.

  • Other supporting legislation and reference documents
    • INDG290 (rev 03/13) Lifting equipment at work: A brief guide to the law
    • NDG291 (rev 1) Providing and using work equipment safely
    • Thorough examination of lifting equipment
    • HSIS4 (rev 1) How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations apply to health and social care;
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