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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...
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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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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...
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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 or Lift Regulations?
07 April, 2020

Machinery 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...
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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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BREEAM for Lifts, Escalators & Moving Walkways
01 October, 2019

BREEAM for Lifts, Escalators & Moving Walkways

BREEAM or 'Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method' is the best way to ensure sustainable value and efficiency in your projects. Stannah...
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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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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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Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook & Lifts (Scotland)
30 November, 2018

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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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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External Lifts & the New BS8300-1 Design Guidance
30 August, 2018

External Lifts & the New BS8300-1 Design Guidance

In January 2018 BS8300:2009 was superseded by BS 8300-2, with the introduction of BS 8300-1. Part 1offers the first comprehensive design guidance for new public...
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