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5 FAQs regarding lift safety and ownership

/ posted in Advice For Owners

As a lift owner, you are legally obliged to ensure the safety of your lift and all passengers travelling within it, at any given time. This is a very serious responsibility but there is no need to panic! We're here to help with the answers to five frequently asked questions regarding lift ownership!

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Lift Maintenance and Service 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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Goods Lifts for Waste Management & Bike Transportation

/ posted in Moving Goods

There is an increasing trend of goods lifts being used to aid underground storage of bikes/bins in commercial and residential projects. In this short blog post we outline the considerations for these type of applications and the most suitable lifts to choose from.

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Machinery Directive or Lift Directive?

/ posted in Standards & Regulations

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.  

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Passenger lifts vs Platform lifts - the key differences...

/ posted in Moving People

Whilst both move passengers they are quite different! When deciding between passenger and platform lifts the difference can be confusing. So we've put together a short blog to outline the key differences between lift types and the directives they conform to. 

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3 key considerations when choosing a lift

/ posted in Moving People

So you've identified the need for a product to aid the movement of people within your building. At this point, it's fair for us to assume that it will answer a need for equal access. Whatever lift product you require it will be dictated by the following considerations. 

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A helpful guide to Part M: Volume 2 & lifts

/ posted in Moving People, Standards & Regulations

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.

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The Equality Act 2010

/ posted in Standards & Regulations

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 means for building owners and how lifts can play a part. 

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10 questions to help you choose the right type of lift

/ posted in Moving People

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 with some questions to consider.

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Platform lifts - the choices & differences between them

/ posted in Moving People

Platform lifts come in all shapes and sizes. In this blog, we walk you through the different types of platform lift available and the differences between them, outlining the advantages of each and the environments in which they are most suitable. 

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