Record breaking lifts at the Burj Khalifa

Sheridan Lifts may have been involved in the design, installation and maintenance of some impressive lifts right across the UK, but even our experience as lift consultants pales in comparison to the incredible lifts in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

At a massive 828 metres, 2716 ft or half a mile high, with no less than 160 stories, the Burj Khalifa took the record for the tallest building in the world recently – and ...

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How to Choose the Right Lift Engineers

Are you using the right lift engineers?

Maintaining lifts safely is a serious responsibility, and choosing the right lift company to install a new lift system is even more important. So how do you go about choosing the right lift services company and what should you look for.

The first, and perhaps most important factor is experience. You need a lift services company that has many years of experience in lifts of all sizes in all kinds of buildings. The knowledge gained ...

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Lift Engineers – For That Happily Ever After

We’ve all seen the scenes from the movies… two unsuspecting, good looking singletons unknowingly step into a lift together, nervously twiddling their thumbs on the journey up to the 100th floor. Glancing awkwardly around them, looking at anything but each other, their faces drop as the lift grinds to a jolty stand-still. Trapped! Naturally, they begin talking to each other and low and behold find that they have everything in common apart from their favourite colour.

While it may sound like ...

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How Lift Engineers Can Help In Overcoming The Fear Of Lifts

No matter how good your lift engineers are, or how often you arrange lift maintenance, there will always be some people who are simply too afraid to use your lift installations.

Fear of lifts is quite common, as it combines not one but two common phobias. Firstly, there is the fear of enclosed spaces, or claustrophobia, in which simply being enclosed in such a small space, often with other people, is a problem. Then there is the fear of heights, known ...

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Lift Modernisation Or Lift Replacement?

When it comes to the question of lift modernisation or lift replacement, at Sheridan Lifts we know that even with the most comprehensive and regular maintenance programs, all lifts will eventually require lift modernisation or replacement. It is a tricky dilemma not to delay upgrading for too long as delaying modernisation could result in the same detrimental effects that would result from not maintaining or servicing your lifts on a regular basis.

Many of ...

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The importance of regular lift service and maintenance

2012 has certainly been a year to lift the nation, with the Queen’s diamond jubilee, Euro 2012 and the Olympics all adding to the excitement. The tourist authorities are expecting a massive influx of visitors to the UK, who will have just a few days or weeks in which to judge our country and how we run things. So lets make sure we make a good impression for visitors and potential investors alike, by making sure the UK is on ...

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Lift Suppliers

At Sheridan Lifts we’re proud of our reputation as one of the UK’s leading lift suppliers, offering everything from lift repairs and lift maintenance contracts to lift installation. But even we can’t match the lifting power that will be on display this summer at the Olympic Games in London.

World class weightlifters put even our very best machines to shame with their sheer power and determination, lifting mind blowing weights day ...

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How green is your lift?

There was a time when green issues were the sole preserve of a ‘tree hugging’ minority, but not any more. Today, environmental issues are high on the agenda at a huge number of companies, both for shareholders and clients, and form a cornerstone of modern corporate social responsibility plans.

Your building is at the heart of your corporate environment, and your lifts are at the heart of your building. Which means that lift modernisation and lift refurbishment have ...

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Disabled Access Regulations

The Disabled Access Regulations are designed to ensure that all members of the public have equal access to your premises, regardless of any disability they may have. This means that you have a legal obligation to provide access for wheelchair users, as well as making suitable provision for the blind and hard of hearing.

Lift installation is one of the main ways of providing access for the disabled when your building has multiple floors. Sheridan Lifts have the ...

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Lift Engineering Company

When times are hard, every company is looking for ways to cut costs and make extra savings. Trimming the stationery bill here, cutting the printer use there. Every penny counts right now, especially with the government recently announcing that the UK economy has dropped back into a double dip recession. But one thing you should never cut back on is safety.

If you operate a large building with lifts, it is easy to think that you can cut costs by cutting ...

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