At a glance
  • If you have a lift in your home, you must comply with the Lifts Regulations 1997 as amended by the UK Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2011.
  • Lark can arrange an Inspection Contract and Plant Protection Policy.
17th February 2017

Maintaining the lifts in your home

If you have a lift in your home you must comply with the Lifts Regulations 1997 as amended by the UK Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2011.

The regulation states that lifts within UK premises must carry a CE marking and be accompanied by a European Community Declaration of Conformity* 

Lifts in your home must be maintained every 6 months by a competent person. A record of the inspections must be kept and/or a certificate must be issued. This is particularly important and required by law if you employ Domestic Staff, such as housekeepers, nannies etc.

How can Lark Help?

Lark can arrange an Inspection Contract and Plant Protection Policy.  This will provide:

  • A maintenance contract for 2 visits a year.

  • Plant Protection insurance.  This will cover the cost of repairs caused by sudden and unforeseen damage including the breakdown of lifting and electrical plant and explosion and collapse of pressure plant**.  This type of cover is not compulsory but some insurers will offer this alongside an Inspection Contract.

  • The policy is annually renewable.

If you would like to learn more about what Lark can offer, please request a callback.

*The Declaration of Conformity is a special document which the manufacturer signs to say that the product meets all of the requirements of the applicable directives. It must be issued by the manufacturer, or by the person placing the product on the EU market if the manufacturer is not based in Europe.

**Damage to the lift itself will be covered under a Buildings insurance policy but will not include the breakdown of the lift.