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The Types of Lifts for Education
15 June, 2021

The Types of Lifts for Education

Does every educational building in the UK have lifts? Where there is a requirement to travel between floors or over steps, there should be a lift for those less able...
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Retail & Hospitality Reopening Guide - Have you checked your lift?
06 April, 2021

Retail & Hospitality Reopening Guide - Have you checked your lift?

If you’re in the retail and hospitality businesses, the past 12 months have probably been the hardest you’ve ever experienced, with large chunks of that year taken up...
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Platform lifts - the choices & differences
05 February, 2021

Platform lifts - the choices & differences

Platform lifts come in all shapes and sizes. In this blog, we walk you through the types available and the differences between them, outlining the advantages of each...
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Own a Lift? 3 Key Lift Regulations You Need to Know
20 January, 2021

Own a Lift? 3 Key Lift Regulations You Need to Know

The legal requirements surrounding the provision and use of passenger lifts and goods lifts provide a framework to ensure best practice. This blog gives an...
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Dumbwaiter History
19 January, 2021

Dumbwaiter History

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...
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What are the main types of goods lift?
28 December, 2020

What are the main types of goods lift?

Goods lifts play a vital role in moving goods of every shape, size and weight—as they stand, on trolleys and pallets or in crates and roll cages between floors of up...
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Everything You Need to Know About Mezzanine Goods Lifts
09 December, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Mezzanine Goods Lifts

What are mezzanine goods lifts? Why choose one? Also known as warehouse goods lifts or pallet lifts, mezzanine goods lifts serve mezzanine floors—intermediate levels...
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What is a food lift?
08 December, 2020

What is a food lift?

These hard workers go under many names, including dumbwaiters, service lifts, catering lifts, kitchen lifts, back-of-house lifts and restaurant lifts. Speeding up...
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Cage lifts vs goods lifts - the choices & differences
03 December, 2020

Cage lifts vs goods lifts - the choices & differences

You’d be forgiven for thinking all goods lifts are the same, but they’re not… Whilst both help material movement and reduce manual handling risks there are some key...
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Lift inspections: Looking after your lift to save time, money & hassle
12 November, 2020

Lift inspections: Looking after your lift to save time, money & hassle

It pays to be a responsible lift owner—to ensure that your lifts and lifting equipment are maintained to the highest standards.  Why? Because keeping your lift fit...
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Goods lifts: Frequently Asked Questions | Stannah
04 November, 2020

Goods lifts: Frequently Asked Questions | Stannah

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 ...
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Why It Pays to Upgrade Your Lift
29 October, 2020

Why It Pays to Upgrade Your Lift

Because lift replacements aren’t always the best solution...… particularly if your existing lift occupies a challenging location, design and/or...
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10 Types of Lifting Equipment to Make Material Handling Easier
27 October, 2020

10 Types of Lifting Equipment to Make Material Handling Easier

In this post, we explore the different material handling equipment employees can use to enable the free movement of goods around a building, from A to B, or G to...
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6 Questions to Help Decide Your Lift Maintenance Company
22 October, 2020

6 Questions to Help Decide Your Lift Maintenance Company

Not all maintenance providers are the same. So we’ve compiled 6 questions to ask when deciding between them. And why it pays to do your homework…
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Lift Maintenance Contracts: An introduction
19 October, 2020

Lift Maintenance Contracts: An introduction

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,...
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Lift Standards: A Glossary
16 October, 2020

Lift Standards: A Glossary

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...
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Lift Modernisation Benefits - Stannah
07 October, 2020

Lift Modernisation Benefits - Stannah

An old lift doesn't always need replacing and, in fact, doing so may be extremely difficult due to its design or layout. Instead, you can have a lift modernised....
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Everything You Need to Know About Stairlift Batteries
30 September, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Stairlift Batteries

Discover everything you need to know about stairlift batteries. How long do they last? What’s involved in a stairlift battery replacement? Find out here...
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A Guide on LOLER Thorough Lift Examination & Supplementary Tests
21 September, 2020

A Guide on LOLER Thorough Lift Examination & Supplementary Tests

In this helpful overview we've covered what is required of you as a lift owner by Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and what thorough...
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COVID-19: 3 Tips on Lift Use Whilst Social Distancing
04 September, 2020

COVID-19: 3 Tips on Lift Use Whilst Social Distancing

Passenger and platform lifts are enclosed spaces where people mingle. They are also an essential mode of transport for people who struggle climbing stairs, especially...
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An Introduction to Sabbath Lifts
14 August, 2020

An Introduction to Sabbath Lifts

We love the variety of lift requests (and the numerous configurations within each lift type), we get involved in at Stannah. Whilst the request for a Shabbat lift...
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The Rising Trend of Lifts for Houses
03 August, 2020

The Rising Trend of Lifts for Houses

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...
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COVID: Getting Your Lifts Ready for Building Reopening
24 June, 2020

COVID: Getting Your Lifts Ready for Building Reopening

As people return to work and pubs, shops, hotels and other businesses resume. The key question is, are you ready? As a lift owner, it’s important to have your plans...
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COVID: Advice on Leaving Your Lift Inactive
26 May, 2020

COVID: Advice on Leaving Your Lift Inactive

Like cars, lifts left for long periods need a little TLC. If you leave your car parked on the drive for weeks on end and expect it to start, likely, it won’t. The...
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5 FAQs on the EN81-20 & EN81-50 Lift Standards
30 April, 2020

5 FAQs on the EN81-20 & EN81-50 Lift Standards

Post updated for 2020 - In September 2017, EN81-20 and EN81-50, two new safety standards for the construction of lifts and the testing of lift components were...
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COVID: Escalator Cleaning and Use
20 April, 2020

COVID: Escalator Cleaning and Use

With the current focus on preventing transmission of COVID on surfaces, escalator cleaning and use is a hot topic. This blog is a helpful guide...
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COVID: Advice for Lift Owners
09 April, 2020

COVID: Advice for Lift Owners

With COVID affecting all of us personally and professionally, we appreciate your building’s lift might be the last thing on your mind. But in light of reopenings,...
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Machinery or Lift Regulations?
07 April, 2020

Machinery or Lift Regulations?

When moving people or goods, your lift will fall into either the Machinery or the Lift regulations. Whilst all are "lifts" in the general term the regulations do help...
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COVID: Lift Cleaning - a Step by Step Guide
18 March, 2020

COVID: Lift Cleaning - a Step by Step Guide

In light of recent news, lift cleaning is now a hot topic, this blog is a helpful guide...
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Ensuring Platform Lift Landing Safety
28 October, 2019

Ensuring Platform Lift Landing Safety

At Stannah we believe in keeping our customers, other lift owners and operators advised of issues that may affect lift safety and the passengers that use them. Below...
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Choosing the Right Goods Lift for Your Business
12 October, 2019

Choosing the Right Goods Lift for Your Business

Have a requirement for moving goods? Whether down to manual handling issues or to improve efficiency we can help you identify the type of goods or service lift you...
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Part M: Building Regs & Lifts
07 October, 2019

Part M: Building Regs & Lifts

The Building Regulations, Approved Document M (Part M) gives direction on lifts in all types of buildings, stating that reasonable provision must be made for people...
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BREEAM for Lifts, Escalators & Moving Walkways
01 October, 2019

BREEAM 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...
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BS EN81-80: Lift upgrades for existing lifts
09 September, 2019

BS EN81-80: Lift upgrades for existing lifts

Like technology elsewhere, lifts and lift standards have developed over the years and new safety features have become the norm. In recognition of the fact that lift...
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The Equality Act 2010
26 June, 2019

The Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act imposes a requirement to make reasonable adjustments to a public building, Within this blog post, we will explain what the Equality Act is, what it...
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Everything You Need to Know About Lift Maintenance | Stannah
15 June, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Lift Maintenance | Stannah

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...
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A Handy List of Escalator & Moving Walkway Standards (updated 2019)
07 June, 2019

A Handy List of Escalator & Moving Walkway Standards (updated 2019)

Unsure of what codes of practice, standards and regulations escalators and moving walkways fall under? Not to worry, here's a handy list...
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Bike & Bin Lifts: Lifts for Waste Management & Bike Transportation
30 April, 2019

Bike & Bin Lifts: Lifts for Waste Management & Bike Transportation

There is an increasing trend of lifts being used to aid underground storage of bikes/bins in commercial and residential projects. In this short blog post we outline...
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Avoiding the costs of manual handling & risks with a lift
30 January, 2019

Avoiding the costs of manual handling & risks with a lift

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...
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FAQ: Dumbwaiters & Service lifts
24 January, 2019

FAQ: Dumbwaiters & Service lifts

In this blog post we'll clear up some of the most common questions we've heard about Microlift dumbwaiters and service lifts. Read on...
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The Disability Discrimination Act, Equality Act & Lifts
03 December, 2018

The Disability Discrimination Act, Equality Act & Lifts

The DDA was introduced over 20 years ago and formed for the industry an invaluable set of standards, eventually becoming part of the Equality Act introduced in 2017....
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Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook & Lifts (Scotland)
30 November, 2018

Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook & Lifts (Scotland)

This handy guide to Section 4.2 (Scottish Part M) explains what this regulation is and its various implications on lifts in building projects in Scotland. Read on to...
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Passenger lift or platform lift - the differences...
22 November, 2018

Passenger lift or platform lift - the differences...

Whilst both lifts move people they are quite different! When deciding between the two it can be confusing. So we've put together a short blog to outline the...
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Building regulations: key guidance for lifts
15 November, 2018

Building regulations: key guidance for lifts

Here is a handy overview of the key acts, regulations and standards that outline best practice around lifts - ensuring that any commercial/public building is...
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Specifying Lifts for Care Homes
26 October, 2018

Specifying Lifts for Care Homes

A helpful guide on the process of specifying lifts for nursing and care homes and all the considerations that need to be taken into account when carrying out this...
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The History of Moving Walkways
13 September, 2018

The History of Moving Walkways

When it comes to hitching a ride, it doesn’t get easier than moving walkways.  Around for over 130 years, they have evolved from simple conveyor belts to...
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External Lifts & the New BS8300-1 Design Guidance
30 August, 2018

External Lifts & the New BS8300-1 Design Guidance

In January 2018 BS8300:2009 was superseded by BS 8300-2, with the introduction of BS 8300-1. Part 1offers the first comprehensive design guidance for new public...
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The History of Escalators
15 August, 2018

The History of Escalators

From idea to patent to prototype to full working system, escalators illustrate a common human quest: to make life easier. Read more about the history of the now...
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Advice on Existing Lifts in Multi-storey Housing
24 July, 2018

Advice on Existing Lifts in Multi-storey Housing

A helpful guide on the existing lifts in multi-storey housing developments and flats, from the different types of lifts, including fire-fighting lifts, to...
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Lift Requirements for Flats and Tower Blocks
19 June, 2018

Lift Requirements for Flats and Tower Blocks

A helpful guide on specifying lifts for multi-storey housing developments, from fire fighting lifts to refurbishing existing lifts in a block of flats, the choices...
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Part M: Volume 2 & Wheelchair Platform Stairlifts
26 April, 2018

Part M: Volume 2 & Wheelchair Platform Stairlifts

This post is the fifth and final in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers the detailed requirements for wheelchair platform...
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Part M: Volume 2 & Platform Lifts
29 March, 2018

Part M: Volume 2 & Platform Lifts

This post is the fourth in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers the detailed requirements for lifting platforms.
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Part M: Volume 2 & Passenger Lifts
17 January, 2018

Part M: Volume 2 & Passenger Lifts

Part M Volume 2, provides practical guidance for complying with building regulation requirements for buildings other than dwellings. This post is the third in the...
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An Overview of the General Lift Requirements Within Part M: Volume 2
27 November, 2017

An Overview of the General Lift Requirements Within Part M: Volume 2

This post is the second in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers general lift requirements with Part M in greater detail.
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Dementia Friendly Lift Design
27 September, 2017

Dementia Friendly Lift Design

A helpful guide on the process of specifying lifts for dementia sufferers and all the considerations that need to be taken into account when carrying out this process…
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Owners Guide: Escalators & Moving Walkways | Stannah
12 July, 2017

Owners Guide: Escalators & Moving Walkways | Stannah

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...
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10 questions to help you choose the right type of lift
19 January, 2017

10 questions to help you choose the right type of lift

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...
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