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QLD Authority to Access Lift Shaft?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by Peter Lew, 8 July 2015.

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  1. Peter Lew

    Peter Lew Member

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    Hi there, from a building operator / owner of commercial building perspective. Can I buy an elevator key to access the lift shaft to do some work under property law, mainly pumping water out of it due to ingress water? Do I need any certification like work in confined space or do I even allow to access the lift shaft to begin with?

    Is there relevant information for that?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm not sure what certifications you would need however I can see a multitude of potential liability issues for your employer (or company) if you were to get hurt. I think the starting place to investigate who should be in a lift shaft would be workplace health and safety laws.
    I suggest you call Work Cover Queensland and have a chat with them. They should be better positioned to answer your specific question. Contact us :: Queensland's safety and workers' compensation services
     
  3. Peter Lew

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    Thanks Ivy, appreciate your advise and will definitely speak to Work Cover Queensland.
     

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