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Guidance Notes

Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010

Notice No. 763 of 2015


Notice No. R. 763

28 August 2015


Department of Labour




This document consists of explanatory notes on the application of the more important regulations concerning lift, escalator and passenger conveyor. The notes are meant to help and guide suppliers, contractors, maintenance providers, users, inspection service providers and inspectors. They explain the purpose of the regulations, their meaning and suggested administration.




The Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations were published on 17 September 2010 in Government No. R. 828 with the aim of protecting employees and users against the dangers associated with lifts, escalators and passenger conveyors.




The aim of these guidance notes is to explain in simple language the provisions of the Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations and to stress the principle of self-regulation. The guidelines do not substitute the regulations.