Health and Safety at Work (Lifts) (Jersey) Regulations 1990

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Health and Safety at Work (Lifts) (Jersey) Regulations 1990

Revised Edition

05.300.60

Showing the law as at 1 January 2006

This is a revised edition of the law

Health and Safety at Work (Lifts) (Jersey) Regulations 1990

Arrangement

Regulation

1            Interpretation

2            Application of these Regulations

3            Construction and maintenance

4            Examinations and reports

5            Display of certificates

6            Enclosures and gates

7            Safe working load

8            Additional safety requirements

9            Exemptions

10          Citation

SCHEDULE

Prescribed forms

FORM No. 1

FORM No. 2

Supporting Documents

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Table of Endnote References



Health and Safety at Work (Lifts) (Jersey) Regulations 1990[1]

THE STATES, in pursuance of Article 9 of the Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989[2] have made the following Regulations –

Commencement [see endnotes]

1      Interpretation

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 non-domestic premises.

3      Construction and maintenance

Every lift shall be of good mechanical construction, sound material and adequate strength, and shall be properly maintained.

4      Examinations and reports

(1)    Every lift shall be thoroughly examined by a competent person at least once in every period of 6 months.

(2)    Every 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.

(3)    Every 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.

(4)    The 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.

(5)    The 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.

(6)    Where 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.

(7)    The 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

(1)    Every 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.

(2)    Any 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.

(3)    Every 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

(1)    There 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.

(2)    No 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 apply –

(a)     efficient devices shall be provided and maintained to prevent the lift car overrunning;

(b)     every 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;

(c)     there 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

(d)     there 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.

9      Exemptions

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 –

(a)     any particular plant or equipment or any class or description of plant or equipment; or

(b)     any 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.

10    Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Health and Safety at Work (Lifts) (Jersey) Regulations 1990.

SCHEDULE

(Regulation 4(4))

Prescribed forms



FORM No. 1



HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK (LIFTS) (JERSEY) REGULATIONS 1990



CERTIFICATE OF THOROUGH EXAMINATION/TEST AND EXAMINATION OF LIFT



Certificate number:



Description of equipment:
 



Identification mark of the equipment:



Date of the last thorough examination or test and thorough examination:



and number of the certificate issued on that occasion:



Safe working load:



and/or maximum number of passengers:



Details of tests carried out:



Details of any defects found (if none state NONE):



Date by which the defects prescribed must be rectified:



Date by which the next thorough examination must be carried out:



I certify that the equipment described in this certificate was thoroughly examined/tested and examined on ............................ and found free from defects likely to affect safety, and that the above particulars are correct.



Signature of competent person: ...................................................................



Name of person signing
(typed or printed):



Date of signing:



Name and address of person, company or association by whom the person conducting the thorough examination is employed.



 



FORM No. 2



HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK (LIFTS) (JERSEY) REGULATIONS 1990



CERTIFICATE OF THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF LIFT



Certificate number:



Description:



Identification mark of the equipment:



The safe working load or loads:



and/or maximum number of passengers:



I certify that the equipment described in this certificate was thoroughly examined on:



......................................................................................................................



Signature of competent person: ...................................................................



Name of person signing
(typed or printed):



Date of signing:



Name and address of person, company or association by whom the person conducting the thorough examination is employed:



 



Date of the next examination as required by Regulation 4 of the above Regulations:
......................................................................................................................



Endnotes

Table of Legislation History



Legislation



Year and No



Commencement



Health and Safety at Work (Lifts) (Jersey) Regulations 1990



R&O.8108



1 January 1991



States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 8) (Jersey) Regulations 2005



R&O.48/2005



9 December 2005



Table of Renumbered Provisions



Original



Current



1(1)



1



1(2), (3)



spent, omitted from this revised edition



Table of Endnote References



[1]



These Regulations have been amended by the States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 8) (Jersey) Regulations 2005. The amendments replace all references to a Committee of the States of Jersey with a reference to a Minister of the States of Jersey, and remove and add defined terms appropriately, consequentially upon the move from a committee system of government to a ministerial system of government



[2]



chapter 05.300