We have had 3 requests recently to sign off on a type of lift that a company is passing off to Architects as being BCA/Part 12 compliant. The key issue I have with these lifts is that they are constant pressure operation part 15 lifts with modifications (as opposed to the Part 14 type Masterlifts manufacture). Lifts travel between floors and have been specified within works associated with the BER.
The following is one of the manufacturers typical responses.
In one case the lift has been installed and without sign off by an access consultant the Building Surveyor will not issue an Occupancy Permit.
It should be noted a Part 12 does not prevent the use of of constant pressure controls.
I have always refused to support this type and still do from a DDA perspective. My recommendations would be not to consider any “constant pressure switch” lift under any circumstance.