Month: February 2018

Going up – Placement prospects reach new heights

Supporting Futures Sheridan Lifts are excited to deliver the latest success in Supporting Futures, our partnership with One Manchester’s One Future Service. One Manchester’s initiative is to deliver ‘employment help’ to anybody needing a boost into work. Work placements, volunteer opportunities, training courses and many more are on offer – free of charge – supporting …

Why Your Restaurant Could Benefit from a Dumbwaiter

Step inside a commercial restaurant today and you’ll find the hardest working members of staff in the same place as always. The dumbwaiter has become an integral part of the food service industry for a range of reasons. For restaurants, hotels and bars, dumbwaiters work tirelessly, transporting food, drinks and other items up and down …

Can Lifts Be Energy Efficient?

We’re told that we should all use the stairs more, instead of relying on lifts and elevators all the time. This is for the sake of people’s health, as most office staff spend the majority of the day sat at a desk and using lifts to get to their offices. The resulting lack of physical …

Why You Should Install A Residential Dumbwaiter

You may think that in 2018 a dumbwaiter is a dated device with no real applications in the modern world. How wrong you are. These age-old systems are still making peoples lives easier in homes across the world today. Their simplicity simply adds to their usefulness, as there is little that can go wrong with …

The secret uses of Dumbwaiters

Dumbwaiters have their origins in the lavish dessert banquets of the upper classes of the 18th Century. By the turn of the 19th Century, you could find dumbwaiters in the majority of homes across the upper and middle classes. As well as serving wines and delicious sweets at banquets hosted by the highest rungs of …

Breaking The Limits Of Lift Design

If you’ve been lucky enough to travel to the top of London’s tallest skyscraper the Shard, then you may have been surprised to have had to change elevators in order to make it all the way to the top. This transfer floor, or “Sky Lobby” as it’s more commonly known, is a necessary inconvenience for …

Platform Lifts and Passenger Lifts: What’s the difference?

You may feel that there can’t be that much different between passenger lifts and platform lifts. And we know the difference can be confusing – they simply take people from one floor to another, don’t they? That’s true, in part. Lifts are there to circulate people between floors in public buildings. They aid the transporting …

How Dumbwaiters can help avoid Manual Handling Injuries

Dumbwaiters have become the invisible team member of stations, coffee shops, supermarkets and our favourite restaurants. They take on the role of an extra pair of hands, making easy work of difficult jobs, and reducing the risk of injury to members of staff. One of the reasons why dumbwaiters have become so popular is the …

Repair Or Modernise?

If you’ve had a lift installed at your business for a long period of time, and the lift itself is starting to feel outdated, or isn’t running as smoothly as you’d like, then it may be in need of repair. A complete replacement of parts may not be the only answer. There are many factors …

How to Keep Your Platform Lift Looking Great

Lift systems often get overlooked when it comes to cleaning day. They ferry heaps of people between floors every single day, which can end up building up quite a bit of mess. Whether it’s dirt from heavy foot traffic, combined with inclement weather that leaves your floors looking well-trodden in; or the countless number of …