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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How an original Dumbwaiter worked

If you placed the very first dumbwaiter alongside a modern dumbwaiter, the differences, and the similarities in the design would be quite staggering. Technological advances in dumbwaiters have come a long way; most modern designs come with a huge range of additional extras, but the system still performs the same function as the very first …

Top Tips For Platform Lift Maintenance

A badly maintained platform lift is a recipe for disaster; lift accidents can be dangerous – if not fatal. It is vital that when a business invests in a platform lift that they understand that the instalment of the system isn’t the end of the story. With all heavy equipment, good safety practices need to …