1.0.1. The present code deals with built-in hoisting appliances
serving fixed levels, having an electrically driven car designed for
the conveyance of persons and goods, or for the transport of goods
only, and moving between vertical or substantially vertical guides.
1.0.2. It does not cover directly passenger, goods or service
lifts not driven by an electric motor; appliances actuated by fluids
(such as oil and hydraulic lifts); and hoisting appliances such as
paternosters, rack and pinion elevators, screw-driven elevators,
mine lifts, theatre elevators, automatic loading appliances, skips,
building hoists for personnel and materials, ships' lifts and main-
tenance hoists. However, useful guidance may be obtained from
this code when such equipment is being designed or installed.
1.0.3. The code consists of two parts, Part A dealing with
passenger and goods lifts and Part B with service lifts, each as
defined under 2.0.1 below. In Part A certain exceptions are made
in respect of lifts designated for the exclusive use of authorised
and instructed users.
1.0.4. To be regarded as falling within the category of lifts
designated for the exclusive use of authorised and instructed
users, a lift should meet one of the following two requirements:
it should be possible to operate the lift only when a key is
inserted in a lock inside or outside the car, the key to be in the
possession only of authorised and instructed users; or
the lift should be located in a place to which the public is not
admitted and which, when not locked, is under the permanent
supervision of one or more persons designated by the person
responsible for the lift.
1.0.5. Authorisation to use the lift and the instructions
relating to its use should emanate from the person responsible
for the lift.