Permission to erect and license to operate lift

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Initial Setup only

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    To obtain permission for erecting lift and license for operating the lift. The construction, maintenance and safe working of lifts shall be as per the provisions laid down in Karnataka Lift Rules 1976 framed under Karnataka Lift Act 1974.

  • Penalty

    Whoever contravenes any of provisions of this Act, rules or conditions
    of a licence or a direction given by the Inspector of Lifts under this Act or the rules shall,
    on conviction, be punishable with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees and in
    default to simple imprisonment which may extend to one month and in the case of a
    continuing contravention with an additional fine which may extend to fifty rupees for
    every day during which such contravention continues after conviction for the first such

  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    Every owner of a place intending to instal a lift in
    such place after the commencement of this Act, shall make an application to such officer
    as the Government may authorise in this behalf for permission to erect such lift. Such
    application shall be in writing and in such form as may be prescribed. Such application
    shall specify,-
    (a) the type of the lift;
    (b) the rated maximum speed of the lift;
    (c) the maker’s or designer’s rated capacity in weight;
    (d) the maximum number of passengers in addition to the lift operator which the
    lift can carry;
    (e) the total weight of the lift car carrying the maximum load;
    (f) the weight of the counterweight;
    (g) the number,description, weight and size of the supporting cables;
    (h) the depth of the pit from the lowest part of the car when at the lowest floor;
    (i) such details of the construction of the overhead arrangement with the weight
    and sizes of the beams as may be prescribed;

    Application for licence in case of existing lifts.- (1) Notwithstanding anything
    contained in sections 3 and 4, every owner of a place in which a lift has been installed
    before the date of the commencement of this Act, shall within two months from such
    date apply for a licence for the working of such lift.
    (2) The provisions of sub-sections (2) to (4) of section 4 shall, so far as may be,apply
    to such application.