THE HEALTH AND Safety Authority (HSA) is calling on employers and building owners to ensure that their lifts are thoroughly inspected.
The alert comes in the wake of the death of three-year-old Solomon Soremekun, who died after falling into a lift shaft in Galway last month.
The HSA warned in a safety bulletin that lifts and other apparatus’ such as dumb waiters are subject to safety legislation.
Lifts must have a periodic thorough examination by a competent person every 6 months. Reports of such examinations shall be kept available for inspection by a HSA inspector.
“Lifts which are not designed for lifting persons shall be clearly marked to this effect.”
Elsewhere, RTÉ reports that a new HSA investigation into the death of the boy was underway this afternoon.