Commercial / Residential Property

Plant & Equipment Examples

Passenger lifts, goods lifts, platform lifts

Typical Settings

Shops, shopping centres, offices, health centres, residential blocks


Legislation places a duty on owners and managers of commercial and retail buildings to ensure that plant and equipment (passenger and goods lifts – of all types) are thoroughly examined by a competent person.

There is also a duty to have equipment regularly maintained, which is usually carried out by lift service companies, however, this should not be confused with statutory examination, which is a legal requirement.

CTS Safety can support you in fulfilling your obligations and can advise on what equipment should be examined and how often.

Legislation Applicable to Equipment Use

Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)