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HSE has issued a safety alert over risk of falls from height

HSE has issued a safety alert over risk of falls from height

HSE has issued a safety alert after a number of incidents involving tampering with safety devices or inappropriate maintenance. HSE is aware of a number of incidents involving tampering with safety devices or inappropriate maintenance of door switches or unlocking zone bypass switches during maintenance. Combined with deterioration of the doors and their hinges, landing doors have opened when the platform/lift car is not at that landing. This resulted in people potentially accessing the lift well when the lifting platform was not at the same floor level/landing. This has resulted in members of the public or workers falling down the open lift well or becoming trapped beneath a descending platform.

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