Safety Measures for Bluewater's Lifts

Bluewater shopping centre have installed new safety measures after two children got stuck and hurt in lifts in two separate incidents

Earlier this week we told you that two children had become stuck in lift doors at Bluewater shopping centre in Greenhithe, and both needed first aid.

Bluewater have told us they have now installed extra safety measures:

Andrew Parkinson, Bluewater’s General Manager, said:
“Bluewater is recognised as a very safe and secure place.  Nevertheless, we are continually reviewing how we can make Bluewater even safer for guests and the people that work here.
“We have learnt from these accidents and, whilst our lifts already exceed the requirements of all of the relevant legislation, we are responding with a series of additional measures. These include new signage to clearly explain how to use the lifts safely, and the installation of brushes around the lift frames.  These will join initiatives such as the ‘blue feet’, which were applied to all of our escalators last year as an aid to parents visiting Bluewater with their children.
“I am committed, as is the wider Bluewater team, to ensuring the safety and security of our guests and the people that work at Bluewater.  Fulfilling our responsibilities means listening, learning and responding to the opinions of our guests and the advice of experts.”