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The Types of Lifts for Education
15 June, 2021

The Types of Lifts for Education

Does every educational building in the UK have lifts? Where there is a requirement to travel between floors or over steps, there should be a lift for those less able...
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Retail & Hospitality Reopening Guide - Have you checked your lift?
06 April, 2021

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...
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Platform lifts - the choices & differences
05 February, 2021

Platform lifts - the choices & differences

Platform lifts come in all shapes and sizes. In this blog, we walk you through the types available and the differences between them, outlining the advantages of each...
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Own a Lift? 3 Key Lift Regulations You Need to Know
20 January, 2021

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...
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6 Questions to Help Decide Your Lift Maintenance Company
22 October, 2020

6 Questions to Help Decide Your Lift Maintenance Company

Not all maintenance providers are the same. So we’ve compiled 6 questions to ask when deciding between them. And why it pays to do your homework…
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Lift Modernisation Benefits - Stannah
07 October, 2020

Lift Modernisation Benefits - Stannah

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....
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Everything You Need to Know About Stairlift Batteries
30 September, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Stairlift Batteries

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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COVID-19: 3 Tips on Lift Use Whilst Social Distancing
04 September, 2020

COVID-19: 3 Tips on Lift Use Whilst Social Distancing

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...
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An Introduction to Sabbath Lifts
14 August, 2020

An Introduction to Sabbath 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...
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The Rising Trend of Lifts for Houses
03 August, 2020

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...
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COVID: Escalator Cleaning and Use
20 April, 2020

COVID: Escalator Cleaning and Use

With the current focus on preventing transmission of COVID on surfaces, escalator cleaning and use is a hot topic. This blog is a helpful guide...
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COVID: Lift Cleaning - a Step by Step Guide
18 March, 2020

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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Ensuring Platform Lift Landing Safety
28 October, 2019

Ensuring Platform Lift Landing Safety

At Stannah we believe in keeping our customers, other lift owners and operators advised of issues that may affect lift safety and the passengers that use them. Below...
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Part M: Building Regs & Lifts
07 October, 2019

Part M: Building Regs & Lifts

The Building Regulations, Approved Document M (Part M) gives direction on lifts in all types of buildings, stating that reasonable provision must be made for people...
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The Equality Act 2010
26 June, 2019

The Equality Act 2010

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...
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A Handy List of Escalator & Moving Walkway Standards (updated 2019)
07 June, 2019

A Handy List of Escalator & Moving Walkway Standards (updated 2019)

Unsure of what codes of practice, standards and regulations escalators and moving walkways fall under? Not to worry, here's a handy list...
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The Disability Discrimination Act, Equality Act & Lifts
03 December, 2018

The Disability Discrimination Act, Equality Act & Lifts

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....
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Passenger lift or platform lift - the differences...
22 November, 2018

Passenger lift or platform lift - the differences...

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...
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Building regulations: key guidance for lifts
15 November, 2018

Building regulations: key guidance for lifts

Here is a handy overview of the key acts, regulations and standards that outline best practice around lifts - ensuring that any commercial/public building is...
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Specifying Lifts for Care Homes
26 October, 2018

Specifying Lifts for Care Homes

A helpful guide on the process of specifying lifts for nursing and care homes and all the considerations that need to be taken into account when carrying out this...
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The History of Moving Walkways
13 September, 2018

The History of Moving Walkways

When it comes to hitching a ride, it doesn’t get easier than moving walkways.  Around for over 130 years, they have evolved from simple conveyor belts to...
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The History of Escalators
15 August, 2018

The History of Escalators

From idea to patent to prototype to full working system, escalators illustrate a common human quest: to make life easier. Read more about the history of the now...
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Lift Requirements for Flats and Tower Blocks
19 June, 2018

Lift Requirements for Flats and Tower Blocks

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...
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Part M: Volume 2 & Wheelchair Platform Stairlifts
26 April, 2018

Part M: Volume 2 & Wheelchair Platform Stairlifts

This post is the fifth and final in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers the detailed requirements for wheelchair platform...
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Part M: Volume 2 & Platform Lifts
29 March, 2018

Part M: Volume 2 & Platform Lifts

This post is the fourth in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers the detailed requirements for lifting platforms.
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Part M: Volume 2 & Passenger Lifts
17 January, 2018

Part M: Volume 2 & Passenger Lifts

Part M Volume 2, provides practical guidance for complying with building regulation requirements for buildings other than dwellings. This post is the third in the...
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An Overview of the General Lift Requirements Within Part M: Volume 2
27 November, 2017

An Overview of the General Lift Requirements Within Part M: Volume 2

This post is the second in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers general lift requirements with Part M in greater detail.
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Dementia Friendly Lift Design
27 September, 2017

Dementia Friendly Lift Design

A helpful guide on the process of specifying lifts for dementia sufferers and all the considerations that need to be taken into account when carrying out this process…
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Owners Guide: Escalators & Moving Walkways | Stannah
12 July, 2017

Owners Guide: Escalators & Moving Walkways | Stannah

So you own/are responsible for an escalator or moving walkway but are unsure of what this means in terms of your responsibilities? Don't worry, you're not alone! This...
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10 questions to help you choose the right type of lift
19 January, 2017

10 questions to help you choose the right type of lift

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...
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