BS 9102:2014 - Code of practice for safe working on lifting platforms – BSI British Standards

BS 9102:2014

Code of practice for safe working on lifting platforms

Status : Current, Under review   Published : February 2014



BS 9102:2014 Code of practice for safe working on lifting platforms

BS 9102 is a new standard to provide contractors, installers and service engineers with comprehensive and concise guidance on the application of safe working on lifting platforms.

This standard is relevant for the design, installation and maintenance of lifts. As someone who regularly works off-site you need to be familiar with and consult this standard in the performance of your activities.

 BS 9102 includes updates to accommodate new legislation and new and revised standards.  BS 9102 includes safety procedures when working on lifting platforms and an extensive list of other safety and hazard measures based on recommendations from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

BS 9102 gives recommendations for safe working practices (supported by training) for:

  • Owners of permanently installed lifting platforms serving defined landing levels
  • People having effective control of the premises where such lifting platforms are installed
  • People responsible for, and involved in, the design, installation, thorough examination, inspection, testing, service, maintenance, repair and dismantling of such lifting platforms.

BS 9102 gives recommendations for the safety of people when gaining access to and from the area in which a lifting platform is installed and whilst working there. The recommendations 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 lifting platforms.

Who was involved in producing BS 9102?

A committee of industry experts from:

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
Electrical, Electrotechnical, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union
Engineer Surveyors’ Section of the MSF
Engineering Employers’ Federation
Health and Safety Executive
Institution of Electrical Engineers
Institution of Incorporated Executive Engineers
Lift and Escalator Industries Association
Safety Assessment Federation Limited
Society of Operations Engineers

Contents of BS 9102:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Safety management: responsibilities of owners
5 Safety management: responsibilities of persons working on lifting platforms
Annex A (informative) Typical safety signs
Annex B (normative) Wellbeing of persons working alone
Annex C (normative) Electrical working
List of figures
Figure 1 – Examples of lifting platform landing entrance barriers
Figure A.1 – Safety sign for use on a landing when a lifting platform is taken out of service
Figure A.2 – Safety sign for use on an access door/panel
Figure A.3 – Safety sign for use in a liftway below the carrier
Figure A.4 – Example of a label to be attached to a landing door/gate opening key

Standard NumberBS 9102:2014
TitleCode of practice for safe working on lifting platforms
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date28 February 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 6440:2011, BS EN 81-41:2010, BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009, BS 5900:2012, BS EN ISO 7010, BS EN ISO 14798, BS 7375, BS 7671
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 5266-1, BS EN 60529, Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, fting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, (Northern Ireland) 2003, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, 1992, Confined Space Regulations 1997, 2002, (Northern Ireland) 2007, Work at Height Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005, (Northern Ireland) 2000, 1991, (LOLER) 1998, Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002, Lifts Regulations 1997, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, 1999, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, Work at Height Regulations 2005, (PUWER) 1998, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008, Electricity at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland)
Draft Superseded By13/30275813 DC
DescriptorsManually-operated devices, Testing, Instructions for use, Electrically-operated devices, Lifting equipment, Installation, Commissioning, Inspection, Passenger lifts, Hazards, Verification, Maintenance, Equipment safety, Warning devices, Control devices, Hydraulic equipment, Lifts, Passenger hoists, Loading, Safety measures, Electrical equipment, Control systems, Safety devices, Brakes
ISBN978 0 580 81449 5
File Size387 KB

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