The use of passenger lifts and escalators in the workplace is a common everyday activity that many employers do not consider to be a risk to employees and others.

Although serious accidents involving lifts or escalators are a rarity, accidents can and do occur. Those with responsibility for the safe operation of lifts and escalators need to ensure that all legal requirements are met and that systems of work are in place for their safe use, examination, testing and maintenance, as this topic explains.

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