BS 7801:2011 Escalators and moving walks. Code of practice for safe working on escalators and moving walks

BS 7801:2011

Escalators and moving walks. Code of practice for safe working on escalators and moving walks

Status : Current, Under review   Published : May 2011



What is this standard about?

It gives recommendations for safe working practices around escalators and moving walks.

Who is this standard for?

  • Owners of permanently installed and commissioned escalators and moving walks
  • Persons having effective control of the premises (duty holder) on which such escalators and moving walks are installed
  • Persons responsible for, and involved in, the examination, inspection testing, service, maintenance, repair and dismantling of such escalators and moving walks

Why should you use this standard?

It supplies recommendations that relate to people’s safety when gaining access to and from escalator and moving walk work areas, and while working there.

They also relate to the safety of others present in the vicinity, whether they are working or not, who could be endangered by the actions of those working on escalators and moving walks.

NOTE: This standard applies to people working on all types of escalators and moving walks. However, not every recommendation applies to all types of escalator and moving walk covered by British Standards either published or in preparation.

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a full revision of the 2004 edition of this standard, which it replaces. Changes were made to accommodate:

Standard NumberBS 7801:2011
TitleEscalators and moving walks. Code of practice for safe working on escalators and moving walks
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 May 2011
Confirm Date01 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 5499-5, BS 7375, BS 7671
Informative References(Provided for Information)1992, Low Voltage Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations, 2004, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, Regulations 2007, Management of Health and Safety at Work (Amendment), Work at Height Regulations 2005, 1999, BS EN 115-1:2008/AMD 1:2010, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2010, Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations), Regulations 1996, BS 5266-1, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, 1989, Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals), BS EN ISO 14121-1, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, BS EN 115-2:2010, BS EN 13015, BS EN 1050:1997, BS EN 115-1:2008
ReplacesBS 7801:2004
Draft Superseded By11/30228480 DC
DescriptorsProtective barriers, Safety measures, Passenger conveyors, Warning devices, Materials handling equipment, Artificial lighting, Repair, Control devices, Escalators, Maintenance, Safety devices, Signs, Inspection, Rooms, Electrical safety, Health and safety management, Training, Access, Risk assessment, Personnel, Equipment housing facilities, Conveyors
ISBN978 0 580 71705 5
File Size868 KB

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