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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 with complete lockdowns across the UK. Even during the times when there were no national lockdowns in place, businesses were still faced with regional tier systems and tough social distancing regulations to make indoor shopping and socialising COVID-secure.

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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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Dumbwaiter History

/ posted in Moving Goods, Microlift

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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What are the main types of goods lift?

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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 that range between secondary floors of a building. 

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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 service and keeping customers happy...

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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 differences ...

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Goods lifts: Frequently Asked Questions | Stannah

/ posted in Moving Goods

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 get in touch and we'll be happy to help!

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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 1,2,3,4 or more... 

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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: 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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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 require...

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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 the considerations for these type of applications and the most suitable bin lift systems to choose from.

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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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Lift Requirements for Flats and Tower Blocks

/ posted in Moving People, Moving Goods, Passenger Lifts

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 are endless, so read on to find out what the options and considerations are...

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