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Building Act requirements for lifts

A 2004 fatality associated with a hydraulic water lift in a commercial building highlighted the importance of all parties involved in installing lifts in buildings adhering to the terms of the Building Act.

This information was confirmed as current in February 2016. It originally appeared in Codewords newsletters prior to January 2014.

  • Published on 1 August 2006
  • Of interest to Owners, Building consent authorities
  • 1st edition

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