Machinery Directive or Lift Directive?
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.Read more
A helpful guide to Part M: Volume 2 & lifts
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.Read more
The Equality Act 2010
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.Read more
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
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
BREEAM credits & requirements for lifts, escalators & moving walkways
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
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!
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