Young trainees – Lift Company

Sheridan Lifts is always looking for new blood; people who are passionate about lifts to come and join our lift company and the younger the better! So we’re especially thrilled with the latest addition to the Sheridan Lifts family. Take a look at our newest recruit (they’re a little on the inexperienced side but we’ll whip them into shape!).

Lift Company

By now you’ll have realised that this is not in fact a ...

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A client CASE study – Lift Company

CASE is a charity in Hull who works with local people with learning disabilities and their families towards creating better life opportunities, by developing their independence and by learning new skills so that they can actively contribute in the community.

Platform Lift Installation

In 2012, they started a full refurbishment of their Centre of Excellence, renovating both the interior and exterior of the building. CASE wanted brand new room layouts, a lift and ...

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A first-hand experience – Lift Company

Yesterday the unthinkable happened – I got stuck in a lift. Now before everyone goes into panic mode, it was less than 5 minutes, but it really was an eye opening experience.

I was in an office building when I entered the lift and pushed to go down from the 6th floor to the 1st. After the doors closed the lift descended ever so slightly, maybe an inch or two, and then stopped. And lo and behold the doors didn’t open! ...

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Get into the habit of lift maintenance

It sounds like the start of an old joke “two nuns in Rome enter a lift…” but there was nothing funny about this story that saw two poor nuns getting stuck in a lift, for three whole days, without food or water, in Rome. The women, a 68-year-old from New Zealand and a 58-year-old from Ireland, were visiting the Marist Sisters’ convent when an electrical fault trapped them inside the lift for an entire weekend. It was unfortunate that neither ...

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A Roaring Success

Did you know that back in the heyday of Rome’s Colosseum gladiator fights that they actually used elevators to transport the lions into the arena ahead of the fights! There were 24 original elevators used at the Colosseum that were all manually-operated during the 1st and 3rd centuries AD to transport lions and other animals including leopards, bears, wolves, ostriches and deer! They certainly had a strange idea of entertainment didn’t they? Well, now after a 15 month restoration project, ...

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Need a lift?

When you see an image like the one below, you could be forgiven for thinking it was something that could only be found in a fictional action film. Admittedly it does look like something Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne would have in their estate but in fact, car lifts are more common than you think.

Car Lifts

Car lifts are the revolutionary method of transporting vehicles between different floors in apartment blocks or ...

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A peek inside the secret world of lifts

We’d often like to be a fly on the wall on some of the lift installations we have completed – what can we say, we’re nosey! It would be great to see the kinds of people that step in and out of our lifts and the goings on that happen between floors.

It was recently the annual Met Gala which reminded us of a particular lift incident that we wish we could have witnessed first-hand. Don’t know what we’re talking about? ...

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Beam me up to the second level Scotty!

Here at Sheridan Lifts, we have been installing disabled lifts in people’s homes for a number of years now. As a lift company, we think it’s important that people have the freedom to move about their home as they wish, even if they are physically unable to keep up with the demand that it puts on their body. As we get older, we all have a little trouble getting around as well as we did when we were 25 years ...

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Toilet emergency

Ever been in a lift and been dying to use the toilet? It’s probably happened to most of us, but what about being trapped in a lift for hours due to an earthquake and really needing to go? It might sound like your worst nightmare but it’s what happens in Japan quite a lot due to their frequent powerful earthquakes. The most recent was a 7.8 magnitude quake on Saturday where 14 lifts were trapped between storeys.

Now, officials are thinking ...

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The things that are caught on CCTV

A man in South Korea cheated death this month when the lift he stepped into almost cut him in half! The whole thing was caught on the lift CCTV. As the man steps into the lift the whole thing continues to move upwards and he hangs half in and half out of the lift. He clings on unsure what to do, whether to pull himself into the space or to try and push himself back out? As the lift becomes ...

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