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6.7 Lifts

The basic facilities of a building, such as reception and information points, toilets etc., should be at main entrance level. Lifts can help to provide access to storeys above or below the main entrance level. If designed appropriately, lifts are the most convenient form of vertical access for disabled people.

Suitable access must be provided between a lift and the other parts of each storey which it serves.

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Box-car lifts

A suitable box-car passenger lift should be provided to serve each level of a building to which the public and employees may require access.

A lift must be provided if the building:

*The nett area excludes vertical circulation, sanitary accommodation and maintenance areas.

Where escalators are provided for access to other storeys, a lift is essential.

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