Acronyms used in the Lift Industry

TBH, we are never going to know them all – LOL. There are lots out there. Yet, getting savvy with the lingo used during your Apprenticeship, employment and specifically in the industry could be valuable. It may help you wow in an interview. Help you smash it from day one. Or increase the efficiency of your communications.

If you want to learn or simply use this resource to double check, go right ahead. We’ll keep adding to it over time to make sure it’s as useful as it can be.

ACOP – Approved Code of Practice

BAU – Business as Usual

BS – British Standard

CPD – Continuing Professional Development

COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

DWP – Department for Work and Pensions

ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival

EPA – End-point Assessment

EPAO – End-point Assessment Organisation

ESFA – Education & Skills Funding Agency

EQA – External Quality Assurance

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

H&S – Health & Safety

HSE – Health and Safety Executive

IFATE – Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

IOSH – Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

IQA – Internal Quality Assurance

NVQ – National Vocational Qualification

OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer

OJT – On-the-job Training

OOS – Out of Service

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment

PM – Predictive Maintenance

QA – Quality Assurance

RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

SLA -Service Level Agreement

WO – Work Order

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