The latest from our blog

Own a goods or service lift? 3 key lift regulations you need to know

The legal requirements surrounding the provision and use of goods lifts and service lifts provide a framework to ensure best practice. This blog gives an overview on the regulations you need to adhere to in a commercial property.

Read more

Avoid the costs of manual handling slips, trips and falls

/ posted in Moving Goods, Standards & Regulations

Did you know? Every year more than a third of all work-related illnesses reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or local authorities are due to manual handling – the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or bodily force.

Read more

Trending: Luxury lifts for the home

We all love a little luxury in our house and the latest comforts and electronic gadgets to help us in our busy lives; so it’s no surprise that the trend for building high specification luxury homes sees developers and owners including the convenience of a home lift. 

Read more

Brave the elements with the new Stannah external Midilift

/ posted in Moving People

The innovative Midilift platform lift can now be installed outside! The external option for the Midilift means you get all the quality construction and convenience of the Midilift SL but with a reliable finish and specification that is ready for the tough outdoors.

Read more

BREEAM credits & requirements for lifts, escalators & moving walkways

/ posted in Standards & Regulations

BREEAM or 'Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method' is the best way to ensure sustainable value and efficiency in your projects. Stannah passenger lifts, escalators and moving walkways can generate BREEAM credits which can help the building achieve the best rating possible. 

Read more

A helpful guide to the new EN81-20 & EN81-50 Lifts Standards

/ posted in Standards & Regulations

EN81-20 and EN81-50, two new safety standards for the construction of lifts and for the testing of lift components, represent the biggest change to the design standards for lifts in the last 20 years. These new standards bring benefits in terms of safety and accessibility for both lift passengers and service engineers.

Read more

The Disability Discrimination Act & Platform Lifts - 20 years on!

/ posted in Moving People, Standards & Regulations

The DDA was introduced 20 years ago and formed for the industry an invaluable set of standards. In this article Stannah Engineering Director, Paul Clifton looks back at life before the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) to the present day Equality Act and what it meant to those in the platform lift industry. 

Read more

The origins of a `Dumb Waiter` lift

/ posted in Moving Goods

However you write it, ‘dumb waiter’ or ‘dumbwaiter’, the origins of the term are puzzling. The name of this small service lift and the history of how it came into being are interesting topics.

Read more