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Call Waiting…

In Graz, the second largest city in Austria, the Mayor has made an informed decision to ban mobile phones on public transport, much to the delight of passengers who want to travel in peace. The last thing you want to hear when you feel a bit fragile and delicate in the morning, is some harried …

Push the Button

Remember when you were a kid and used to press the buttons on the elevator incessantly, much to the frustration of the other passengers? You probably thought it was highly amusing at the time, but now you are older and (a little bit) wiser and realise that it is not all that funny when you …

Scaling the Dizzy Heights of Success

We all know that it is really quite important to own the latest up-to-the-minute software if you want to be seen as media-savvy and aware of ever changing modes and trends. Some of us who have reached their twilight years are seen as ‘silver surfers’ by the younger generation but hey, at least we are …

An Uplifting Tale

There is nothing more annoying than getting in a lift and hearing that dreaded clacking sound, as you know that the outcome is not going to be good. Some individuals are terrified of being confined in small spaces for a long time, and it makes them start to think the unthinkable. What if they are …

Up, Up and Away!

It may not occur to you how important the humble lift is until it stops working or has been taken away for refurbishment. How would you get to work on time if your faithful pal wasn’t there to escort you from one floor to another? The stairs are a killer, especially in your heels, and …

A Hair-Raising Experience

It’s make or break time. You are running as fast as you can for the bus-which is miraculously early for a change-and seconds count. You have to make a good impression on your first day at work and cannot afford to be late. Everything has been going according to plan so far, so your good …

Gotcha!

Sometimes, if we’re lucky, the news will report something that gives us all a little giggle as opposed to the doomy gloomy savageness of our world. This is why when we saw the viral video of a Russian pizza delivery guy helping himself to toppings from a customer’s pizza in a lift, we couldn’t help …

Summer is A ‘Coming Lifts need A ‘Changing!

How many times have you looked at a lift and wondered if it’ll even make it to the next floor? Slow moving doors, rough rides, and a worn exterior that almost makes the stairs look inviting. Vintage objects may be sought after in many industries, but in the lifts business what is ‘vintage’ generally equates …

Fear not, this is a Strike Free Zone!

If any of you follow the international news, you’ll be aware of the pandemic that is sprawling through Canada as we speak; the lift engineer’s strikes. Although it may not seem like a big deal, because we’re sat quite cushy across the pond, it is a rather disturbing piece of info for people like us …

Going Up?

It’s not the most common thing you’d expect to see, a man scaling a 1, 083ft-high Bailong elevator but hey stranger things have happened! France Native and all round daredevil, Jean-Michel Casanova, recently took 68 minutes and 26 seconds to climb up the mountainous elevator, which is also known as the Hundred Dragons elevator, in …