Everything You Need to Know About Mezzanine Goods Lifts

A trolley of goods being unloaded from a mezzanine lift in a warehouse.

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 that range between secondary floors of a building. 

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A mezzanine is an intermediate floor in a building which is partly open to the double-height floor below, or does not extend over the whole floorspace of the building. Mezzanines may serve a wide variety of functions. Industrial mezzanines, such as those used in warehouses, are often used to gain valuable additional space for stock, expansion of processes etc.

In order to make full use of a mezzanine floor often lifts are attached to the side or through the mezzanine to enable easier access or materials handling. 

Typically they are goods lifts for moving heavy, bulky stock in warehouses, factories, retail stores. They deliver dependable, cost-effective performance in a variety of commercial environments, from rail stations,  factories and warehouses to laundry facilities, stores and workshops.

Increasing efficiency and safety

Mezzanine lifts streamline access throughout premises. They help you meet all standards, regulations and directives, including the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Manual Handling Operations 1992. 

This protects staff from the risks involved in the repetitive lifting of heavy, bulky, awkward loads. This keeps your operation running safely and efficiently by minimising employee downtime and the legal action that workplace injuries may incur.

A Stannah Goodsmaster lift with concertina door being used to transport trolleys of goods to mezzanine level

One of three goods lifts in a Yeovil laundry, serving as a mezzanine lift. Full story here.

A Stannah goods-only lift being loaded at a warehouse in Hampshire

Safe movement between ground and mezzanine floors in a beauty products depot. Full story here.

Types of lifts that can serve mezzanine floors

Mezzanine floor-serving lifts come in different sizes and capacities, from smaller models to heavy duty goods lifts and goods-attendant lifts. All are designed to move loads of different weights, shapes and sizes.

It’s important to choose the right lift solution for the job. Stannah offers a range of lifts for mezzanine floors that are supplied in their own structures, so fixing to the building is minimal and the lift is installed in just days.

Larger mezz lifts are available as either goods-only or goods attendant options. For in-car user-safety, goods attendant lifts feature additional controls and emergency communication. Even a passenger lift or platform lift can act as mezzanine lift, transporting people instead of goods to the upper floor.

If you need to move loads of 500 kg or less, then a smaller goods-only lift, such as a Trolley Service Lift which offers floor-level loading or a Microlift for small waist-height loading, also serves mezzanine floors. 

To put in a mezz lift all you need is the space, a pit for floor-level serving, or a ramp and a three-phase power supply, plus there’s a small amount of builderswork. The lift installation engineers will do the rest and have your lift up and running in just days, with minimum disruption to business.

The choices are endless, so if you want to unleash the full potential of your mezz floor by enabling easy movement and handling solutions then the simplest option is to arrange a site visit by a reputable lift provider.

Two Stannah goods lifts installed in Kings Cross Station being used to transport full waste bins to the surface

2 x 2000kg, 26-person 4-stop goods/passenger service lifts operate from a service tunnel to the ground floor and mezzanine retail floor in King’s Cross rail station. Full story here.

Why choose Stannah?

Because we manufacture, supply, install and maintain a comprehensive range of goods lifts for the UK. Versatile, robust, quick and simple to install, our Microlifts entered the market in 1973 and our goods lifts in 1998. That’s a track record you can count on, supported by our 24/7, year-round maintenance service, courtesy of our local Stannah service branches.

service and goods lifts

Want to know more about installing a lift to serve your mezzanine floor, contact us! We can arrange a free site assessment visit.

With nearly 50,000 installations across the UK and over 92,000 units in our service portfolio, we offer a wide range of lift solutions and services to move people and goods. Take a look at our product range or simply get in touch.

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