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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)


Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010

3. Permission to install and use


(1) No person shall install or permit the installation of a new or used lift, escalator or passenger conveyor unless—
(a) that person has submitted a completed form in the form of Annexure 1 to the relevant provincial director who shall allocate an official number to the lift, escalator or passenger conveyor;
(b) that person has been allocated an official number contemplated in paragraph (a); and
(c) such installation meets the requirements of these Regulations and complies with the relevant standards and specifications incorporated into these Regulations under section 44 of the Act.


(2) No person shall put into use or require or permit the use of a lift, escalator or passenger conveyor unless that person is in possession of a valid comprehensive report issued in terms of regulation 6(4): Provided that such report shall be completed by an inspection service provider.


(3) The user of a lift that does not operate automatically shall appoint the operator of such a lift in writing and instruct that operator as to the dangers of its operation.