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Building Regulations Lift Requirements UK
21 June, 2022

Building Regulations Lift Requirements UK

Here’s a handy overview of the key acts, regulations and standards that outline best practices around lift requirements in buildings - ensuring that any...
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BREEAM for Lifts, Escalators & Moving Walkways
01 June, 2022

BREEAM for Lifts, Escalators & Moving Walkways

BREEAM NC 2018 and Refurb & Fit-out 2014 is the best way to ensure sustainable value and efficiency in your project; within these, you can get BREEAM credits for lifts,...
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A quick guide to LRV specification and lifts
21 April, 2022

A quick guide to LRV specification and lifts

Lift design is ever-evolving and without a doubt, specifying the right surface or object reflectance for your lift cabin finishes is key to designing a building that...
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Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook & Lifts (Scotland)
11 January, 2022

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...
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Part M: Volume 2 & Wheelchair Platform Stairlifts
26 November, 2021

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 stairlifts.
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COVID: Back to the Office? 3 Checks to Get Your Lift Ready
02 August, 2021

COVID: Back to the Office? 3 Checks to Get Your Lift Ready

As people return to work and pubs, shops, hotels and other businesses resume. The key question is, are you ready? As a lift owner, it’s important to have your plans in...
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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 overview on...
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Lift inspections: Looking after your lift to save time, money & hassle
12 November, 2020

Lift inspections: Looking after your lift to save time, money & hassle

It pays to be a responsible lift owner—to ensure that your lifts and lifting equipment are maintained to the highest standards.  Why? Because keeping your lift fit for...
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Lift Standards: A Glossary
16 October, 2020

Lift Standards: A Glossary

If you either own or are thinking of installing a lift then there is a whole host of lift standards, regulations, codes of practice and guidance to advise on best...
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5 FAQs on the EN81-20 & EN81-50 Lift Standards
30 April, 2020

5 FAQs on the EN81-20 & EN81-50 Lift Standards

Post updated for 2020 - In September 2017, EN81-20 and EN81-50, two new safety standards for the construction of lifts and the testing of lift components were...
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Machinery Directive or Lift Regulations?
07 April, 2020

Machinery Directive or Lift Regulations?

When moving people or goods, your lift will fall into either the Machinery or the Lift regulations. Whilst all are "lifts" in the general term the regulations do help to...
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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 to...
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BS EN81-80: Lift upgrades for existing lifts
09 September, 2019

BS EN81-80: Lift upgrades for existing lifts

Like technology elsewhere, lifts and lift standards have developed over the years and new safety features have become the norm. In recognition of the fact that lift...
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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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Avoiding the costs of manual handling & risks with a lift
30 January, 2019

Avoiding the costs of manual handling & risks with a lift

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...
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