HC Deb 29 July 1926 vol 198 c2345W

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the lift accident at Messrs. Rudge-Whitworth's, Birmingham, in which two employés lost their lives owing to the lift ropes being very much worn; and will he consider the advisability of making it compulsory that in future periodical examinations shall be made of all lift apparatus in factories and warehouses by responsible officials?


Yes, Sir, I have received a report on this accident, which appears to have been due to failure on the part of the occupier to exercise proper supervision over the condition of the lift. I agree that there ought to be periodic examinations of lifts by competent persons, and my hon. Friend will find that a provision to this effect has been included in the Factories Bill.