Why Do We Act So Strangely In Elevators?

We’re all guilty of unusual behaviours at times, but when we step into an elevator in the UK, we all inherit the same uncomfortable demeanour. So what is it about lifts that make us act so strangely?

Even though the average elevator ride is less than 2 minutes, it seems as though that is still plenty of time for us Brits to squeeze in some very strange behaviour.

New research shows that we are all guilty of behaviours in lifts that would ...

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The Tallest Lifts in The World: Hundred Dragons Elevator

We use lifts so often in modern society that we are just used to them being there. We use them without thought. If you live or work in a multi storey building you are probably used to using one every single day.

Lifts have come a long way since their inception. They can now be found in a number of different settings, including offices, garages and even waterways. Some of the individual designs have achieved some incredible feats; some are so ...

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Why You Should Have A Dumbwaiter Installed By A Certified Engineer

Although dumbwaiters seem like simple systems, there are actually a lot of dangers that come with any electrical machine, especially if it is used to transport heavy loads.

There are a number of cases each year from around the world of people being injured, or even killed by dumbwaiters. Sometimes these cases are from improper use of the dumbwaiter, but sometimes they occur from faulty devices that are incorrectly installed.

It is tempting for businesses – small businesses especially – to try ...

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Could A Lift Be The Answer To Fire Evacuation?

In the event of a fire, it is common knowledge that you should use the stairs and shouldn’t use any type of lift system to evacuate the building. Some lift companies have been looking at the possibility of occupant-evacuation lifts that could be used in the event of an emergency. These systems could increase the efficiency and safety of evacuation procedures across the world.

Current Procedures

Since the 1970’s, lifts have not been available during the event of a fire after cases ...

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How Can Disabled Access Lifts Change Lives?

Without specially designed systems in place for those with disabilities, life can be tough. Some disabilities make it difficult for people to move around their own homes, so being able to leave their home and carry on their everyday lives can be almost impossible without assistance.

The home is the first place that can be easily retrofitted to make life easier for those suffering form mobility issues. Stair lifts and platform lift designs are so varied that they can be fitted ...

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“Greetings Earth Person”: China’s Answer To The Dumbwaiter

If robots really are set to take over the world, they’re starting by taking over the restaurant. China has a new answer to the dumbwaiter in the form of robot waiters, that join the staff at their completely digital Robot Restaurant in downtown Harbin.

After being greeted at the door by the host with a cheery “Greeting earth person! Welcome to Robot Restaurant” the robot host seats you where you will be joined by your robot server who will take your ...

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Fancy a makeover? We do!

That’s why we’re working hard behind the scenes of our web-pages to deliver to you a brand new website, complete with face lift and some exciting new features!

We wanted to create an experience rather than a landing page. Something that really translates who we are and what we’re about – yes – we’re family owned, yes we offer UK wide lift installation and services – but we really wanted to capture our character with a new website.

Did you know?

The majority ...

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Predictions For The UK Elevator Industry By 2022

According to recent research from TechSci – thanks to increased urbanisation, the successful construction industry and growing government initiatives to improve mobility and accessibility to the disabled and elderly – the market for UK elevators is set to grow at 6.5% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through to 2022.

These findings are backed by improving living standards, rising security concerns in commercial and residential complexes and a growing demand for smart elevators that come equipped with automated access control systems.

UK elevator ...

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The only way is up for Sheridan Lifts F.C.

Sheridan Lifts F.C. in face off against Carrion Crow

It has been announced following a spectacular climb up the tables that Sheridan Lifts F.C will clash in a titanic battle against Carrion Crow F.C. in the division 4 League Cup final of the Tameside football league.

Fighting it out for the league title Sheridan Lifts and Carrion Crow will go head to head in a battle royale at Ashton United football ground on Wednesday 25th April. The 7:15pm kick off is not ...

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Lift Company Responsibilities and Regulations

The manufacture and installation of lift systems is highly regulated in the UK to ensure safety measures are met and ongoing services are adhered to. Any company that installs, manufactures or imports lifts must comply with the Lifts Regulations 1997, as amended by the UK Supply of Machinery Regulations 2008.

These regulations are in place to oversee the safety of any lift system that travels faster than 0.15 metres per second. Designs must meet the safety requirements, as well as their ...

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