Lift safety

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under Help in your home - safety in your home.

Our legal responsibility

Under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 we have a responsibility to make sure lifts operate safely.

What we do

We will maintain all lifts through a regular service schedule and periodic thorough inspections. This is to keep the equipment operating as intended, and avoid risks associated with wear or deterioration.

If you have a lifting device in your home, we will write to you to tell you when we will be coming to carry out these checks.

What you must do

Please use lifts responsibly and keep to any weight restrictions.

Where a lifting device is fitted in your home you must allow us in your home to carry out maintenance work.

Please allow us access and keep your appliance(s) turned off while we work.