Elevating lift safety01 November 2016
If your church operates a lift, you have a legal responsibility under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) to ensure that the lift is thoroughly examined and that it is safe to use.
This must be done by a competent person at regular intervals and a record kept of the examination. If you are notified of any serious or significant defects you should immediately take the lift out of service.
More information can be found on safer places of worship where a link to the health and safety executive can be found. http://www.spow.co.uk/legal-regulatory/lift-safety.php