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Lift Maintenance Contracts: An introduction

/ posted in Advice For Owners

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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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 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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Lift Modernisation Benefits - Stannah

/ posted in Moving People, Advice For Owners

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. Allow us to explain the benefit of lift modernisation...

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Everything You Need to Know About Stairlift Batteries

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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 Useful Guide on LOLER Thorough Lift Examination & Supplementary Tests

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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 and supplementary examinations are.

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COVID-19: 3 Tips on Lift Use Whilst Social Distancing (Updated September 2020)

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 in critical settings like hospitals. We've put together some useful tips for lift use whilst social distancing because of the spread of COVID-19.

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An Introduction to Sabbath Lifts

/ posted in Moving People, Passenger 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 tends to be a few and far between, we’ve given an overview of them in this post.

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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 high specification luxury homes sees developers and owners alike including the convenience of a lift. 

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COVID-19: Getting Your Lifts Ready for Building Reopening

/ posted in Standards & Regulations, Advice For Owners

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 in place for reoccupation and be able to action them at short notice.

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COVID-19: 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 handbrake may have seized, the battery died, tyres flattened – so to prevent any issues you might go for a 15-minute drive in it every week or so.

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