The Role of the Authorising Engineer – Lifts

Time: 2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Theatre: COBDEN 3 & 4

Being an Authorising Engineer for Lifts is a vital role responsible for providing advice and assistance to NHS Trusts to ensure the safe operation and good management practice of elevator systems.

This role demands expertise in lift engineering, encompassing design, installation, maintenance, and regulatory compliance.

The role will incorporate the annual management auditing of the Trusts Lift Management systems. This audit will cover:

  • Management of Lift Maintenance.
  • Meeting records.
  • Method statements.
  • Risk assessment
  • Communication.
  • LOLER Compliance.
  • SAFed inspections.
  • Identify Training requirements

The Authorising Engineer will also assess the competence of the Authorised Person for lifts, providing a recommendation to the Designated Person.

Annual equipment audits are also carried out by the Authorising Engineer,  with reports being produced on their condition, compliance and life expectancy.  This will allow budget planning for projects to be realised.

Technical advice and design team assistance can also be provided by your Authorising Engineer in relation to lift projects.


  • David Smith Director - ILECS Lift & Escalator Consultants

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