Warning Signs Associated with Lifts
Building surveyors/ building certifiers across Australia will nominate “warning signs associated with lifts” adjacent to a lift advising against the use of the lift in the event of a fire, as an essential safety measure in the essential safety measures schedule/ determination for ongoing inspection, maintenance and verification in the annual fire safety statements.
Building Code of Australia
The Building Code of Australia nominates in Part E3 Lift Installations warning signs conditions in clause E3.3:.
E3.3 Warning against use of lifts in fire
A warning sign must –
- be displayed where it can be readily seen –
- near every call button for a passenger lift or group of lifts throughout a building; except
- a small lift such as a dumb-waiter or the like that is for the transport of goods only; and
- comply with the details and dimensions of Figure E3.3 and consist of –
- incised, inlaid or embossed letters on a metal, wood, plastic or similar plate securely and permanently attached to the wall; or
- letters incised or inlaid directly into the surface of the material forming the wall.
The following illustration depicts warning signs associated with lifts.