Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)
Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010
In these Regulations any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall have the meaning so assigned and, unless the context otherwise indicates—
"access goods only lift"
means a lift in which persons are never transported or allowed by the user to be transported and where the conveyance is accessed by persons only for the purposes of loading and unloading at landings or for maintenance purposes, but does not include a temporarily installed material hoist;
means the South African National Accreditation System established by section 3 of the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act, 2006 (Act No. 19 of 2006);
"competent lift mechanic"
means a person who—
|(a)||has completed a learnership or an apprenticeship in the trade of lift mechanic;|
|(b)||has completed an electrical or mechanical trade qualification and has had at least one year post qualification general practical experience on lifts; or|
|(c)||has obtained a minimum of a NQF level five electrical or mechanical engineering qualification and has had at least one year post qualification general practical experience on lifts;|
means a person who has obtained a minimum of a NQF level 2 in the maintenance or installation of lift, escalators and passenger conveyor;
"competent lift service provider"
means a person that employs competent lift mechanics and a competent operator, or a competent lift mechanic who is self-employed and who undertakes to contract with the user of a lift, escalator, passenger conveyor to perform maintenance, examinations and tests in terms of regulation 7;
means a certificate as contemplated in the relevant health and safety standard incorporated into these Regulations;
means a power-driven inclined stairway with moving steps and handrails, which is intended for the transportation of persons from one level to another;
means the malfunctioning of any part of a lift, escalator or passenger conveyor, whereby the safety of a person has been or may have been endangered;
"inspection service provider"
means a person that employs a registered lift inspector who undertakes to contract with the user of a lift, escalator or passenger conveyor to perform inspections and is accredited by the accredited authority;
means any floor or platform that is designed to give access to a lift or escalator or passenger conveyor;
means any permanent or temporary lifting installation used for the conveyance of persons or of persons and goods, or as an access goods only lift, that operates by means of a conveyance or platform running on a fixed guide or guides and serving landings, but does not include a hoist worked by hand power or a material hoist;
means the room, well or pit where tile main driving machinery or controls of the lift, escalator or passenger conveyor are situated;
means a landing situated at the same level as the main entrance of a building;
means a hoist used to lower or raise material and equipment, and includes cantilevered platform hoists, mobile hoists, friction drive hoists, scaffold hoists, rack and pinion hoists and combination hoists;
means any alteration to a lift, escalator or passenger conveyor affecting the control, load, travel or safety thereof;
"National Building Regulations"
means the regulations published under the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act No.103 of 1977), and promulgated by Government Notice No. R. 2378 of 12 October 1990 as amended by Government Notices No. R. 432 of 8 March 1991, No. R. 919 of 30 July 1999 and No. R. 547 of 30 May 2008;
means the number allocated by the provincial executive manager, which is unique to a specific lift, escalator or passenger conveyor on specific premises;
means a power-driven installation with a continuous moving walkway, incorporating a moving belt or pallets and handrails, intended for the conveyance of persons either on the same level or between different levels;
means the provincial director as defined in regulation 1 of the General Administration Regulations promulgated by Government Notice No. R. 929 of 25 June 2003;
"registered lift inspector"
means a person registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa in terms of the Engineering Profession of South Africa Act, 2000 (Act No. 46 of 2000);
means the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993);
means any vertical or inclined way in which a lift is operated.