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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 overview on the regulations you need to adhere to in a commercial property.

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Avoiding the costs of manual handling & risks with a lift

/ posted in Moving Goods, Standards & Regulations

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.

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FAQ: Dumbwaiters & Service lifts

/ posted in Moving Goods, Microlift

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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A Useful Guide on LOLER Thorough Examination & Supplementary Tests

/ posted in Advice For Owners

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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The Disability Discrimination Act, Equality Act & Lifts

/ posted in Moving People, Standards & Regulations

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. Stannah Engineering Director, Paul Clifton looks back at what it meant to those in the lift industry. 

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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 learn something new!

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Passenger lift or platform lift - the differences...

/ posted in Moving People, Passenger Lifts

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 differences between these lift types and the directives they conform to. 

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Building regulations: key guidance for lifts

Here is a handy overview to the key acts, regulations and standards that outline best practice around lifts - ensuring that any commercial/public building is accessible and efficient when moving people.

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The History of Dumbwaiters

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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 being are interesting topics.

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Specifying Lifts for Care Homes

/ posted in Moving People, Passenger Lifts

A helpful guide on the process of specifying lifts for nursing homes and all the considerations that need to be taken into account when carrying out this process…

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