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3 key considerations when choosing a lift

/ posted in Moving People

So you've identified the need for a product to aid the movement of people within your building. At this point, it's fair for us to assume that it will answer a need for equal access. Whatever lift product you require it will be dictated by the following considerations. 

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A helpful guide to Part M: Volume 2 & lifts

/ posted in Moving People, Standards & Regulations

Part M Volume 2, provides practical guidance for complying with building regulation requirements relating to access to and use of buildings other than dwellings. Within the document there is guidance on the requirements for vertical circulation and therefore lifts.

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The Equality Act 2010

/ posted in Standards & Regulations

The Equality Act imposes a duty to make reasonable adjustments to a physical feature, which might put a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage to a non-disabled person. That duty is similar, but not identical, to the DDA's test of a physical feature, which made it unreasonably difficult or impossible for disabled people to use a building's facilities.

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10 questions to help you choose the right type of lift

/ posted in Moving People

So you've decided that your commercial project is in need of a people moving lift, or an additional lift. But which type do you need? To help you choose we've come up with some questions to consider.

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Platform lifts - the choices & differences between them

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Platform lifts come in all shapes and sizes. In this blog, we walk you through the different types of platform lift available and the differences between them, outlining the advantages of each and the environments in which they are most suitable. 

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Building Regulations - Do I need a lift?

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Here is a handy overview of the regulations that outline best practice for making your building accessible and efficient when moving people and the key differences between the types of passenger carrying lifts available. 

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Premier League - Sports ground access for all!

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On the 10th September 2016 all Premier League clubs pledged to improve their stadium facilities for disabled supporters and increase the numbers of wheelchair user spaces by August 2017, as set out in the Accessible Stadia Guidance (ASG). However the Premier League has now acknowledged that up to 3 clubs may miss the deadline.

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Goods lifts: Frequently Asked Questions

/ posted in Moving Goods

In this blog post we'll clear up some of the most common questions Stannah has heard about goods lifts. If you have a question that isn't covered here then please do get in touch and we'll be happy to help!

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A short guide to service lifts

/ posted in Moving Goods

In this blog post we'll clear up some of the most common questions we've heard about service lifts. A service lift can range from a dumbwaiter or a 'microlift' in a home or restaurant or a trolleylift that moves roll cages in a supermarket.  

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7 questions to help choose the right goods or service lift for you

/ posted in Moving Goods

Choosing the right goods lift for you can seem like a difficult task. There is a wealth of options according to types, sizes and loads, so here at Stannah we are going to make it easier by asking these seven simple questions...

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