There is limited formal guidance on the use of passenger lifts whilst COVID-19 remains an issue. With social distancing measures of two metres in place, this poses a serious problem for the use and operating of lifts – with the average lift in the UK (630kg/8 persons) having a floor area of around 1.5 square metres.
Further issues are the potential for passengers to contaminate the user interfaces in the car and on the landing by direct contact.
To help navigate these challenges, we’ve put together some useful tips for lift use whilst social distancing.
View our guide here.
CIBSE’s guidance on lift use and occupancy can be found here.