Elevators and platform lifts

Elevator dimensions

  • A clear manoeuvring space of 1500 x 1500mm must be provided in front of all elevators
  • Elevator call buttons should be provided at height between 900-1200mm. They should be at least 500mm from the return wall.

Door Dimensions

  • Door width clear space: minimum 950mm
  • Clear headroom: 2100mm minimum

Cabin Dimensions

  • Cabin width: 1725mm minimum
  • Cabin depth: 1525mm minimum
  • Handrail height: 800-900mm

Controls Dimensions

  • Lift control height – 900-1200mm
  • Call button height: 895-945mm
  • Lift number: 1475-1525mm

clear space in front of door

Elevator features

  • Doors should be fitted with re-opening activators. Sensors should be set at two levels to ensure it detects lower items within doorway.
  • Controls, landing sill, and floor should be illuminated by a minimum of 200 lux
  • A mirror should be inside elevators on the wall opposite to the door. It should cover the entire back panel from the handrail to ceiling.
  • At least two handrails should be provided
  • Materials and lighting should be carefully considered to not cause glare, unnecessary reflection and confusing shadows.
  • Control panels should be located (horizontally or vertically) on the side wall of the lift car at a height of between
  • Visual displays and audible announcements should be provided to indicate the floor level reached.