Dangers of an inadequate lift inspection regime

Dangers of an inadequate lift inspection regime

High-risk items such as lifts need regular inspections and an adequate maintenance programme. Legislation states that lifts need to be adequately maintained and inspected every six months, as well as keeping up a good maintenance regime.

Why Are These Checks Important?

By having these checks in place, it means that any major risks can be mitigated. The checks will pick up any defects that could cause safety problems or long term disruption to your business in the future.

Five most common types of lift defects

  • Traction lift. Problems where the ropes stretch and the pre-set ‘runby’ distances are compromised.
  • The landing levelling accuracy is poor, causing a tripping hazard when entering or leaving the car.
  • Shaft lighting defective or inadequate. Poor lighting in a working environment.
  • Car alarm defective, or communication system defective.
  • Loose nuts, bolts, fixtures and fittings.
  • By having regular checks, it means that any defects found can be acted upon quickly before they become more serious. Also, by maintaining to a high standard it means that money can be saved in the long run as any major incidents can be avoided.

For further information please use the Zurich Plant Guide below to find out more about engineering inspection standards, guides and factsheets: https://www.zurich.co.uk/en/engineering/inspection/plant-guide


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