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Lift Standards: A Glossary

/ posted in Standards & Regulations

If you either own or are thinking of installing a lift then there is a whole host of lift standards, regulations, codes of practice and guidance to advise on best practice. Knowing where to start and which regulations are relevant can be confusing, so we have listed some of the main ones. 

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Lifts for Housing Developments

/ posted in Moving People & Goods, Advice For Owners

A helpful guide on the lifts in housing developments, from fire fighting lifts to refurbishing existing lifts in a block of flats, the choices are endless, so read on to find out what the options are...

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A Helpful Guide to Owning an Escalator or Moving Walkway

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So you own/are responsible for an escalator or moving walkway but are unsure of what this means in terms of your responsibilities? Don't worry, you're not alone! This is precisely why we've put together the information below...

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The Key Benefits of Lift Modernisation

/ posted in Advice For Owners

An old lift does not necessarily need replacing in its entirety and, in fact, doing so may be extremely difficult due to the design or layout of the existing installation. Instead, you can have a lift 'modernised'. What does this entail? Allow us to explain...

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The Facts About Lift Maintenance

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Here at Stannah, we understand that lift maintenance, however important, is not a subject that often wets the proverbial appetite! So we pride ourselves on making this process as painless as possible for our customers, with helpful and clear answers to the key questions shown below.

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5 FAQs regarding lift safety and ownership

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As a lift owner, you are legally obliged to ensure the safety of your lift and all passengers travelling within it, at any given time. This is a very serious responsibility but there is no need to panic! We're here to help with the answers to five frequently asked questions regarding lift ownership!

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Lift Maintenance and Service Contracts: An introduction

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Lifts, as with all machinery, require regular servicing. As a lift owner if you have a lift that is used by an employee in a commercial setting, e.g. restaurant, library, office or warehouse you have a duty of care. As a national provider of lift servicing, we are regularly asked for advice about lift responsibility and what to consider.

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Goods Lifts for Waste Management & Bike Transportation

/ posted in Moving Goods

There is an increasing trend of goods lifts being used to aid underground storage of bikes/bins in commercial and residential projects. In this short blog post we outline the considerations for these type of applications and the most suitable lifts to choose from.

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Machinery Directive or Lift Directive?

/ posted in Standards & Regulations

When moving people or goods, your lift will fall into either the Machinery Directive, or the Lift Directive. Whilst all are "lifts" in the general term the Directives do help to identify the key differences and ultimately identify the standards they will then fall under.  

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Passenger lifts vs Platform lifts - the key differences...

/ posted in Moving People

Whilst both move passengers they are quite different! When deciding between passenger and platform lifts the difference can be confusing. So we've put together a short blog to outline the key differences between lift types and the directives they conform to. 

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