Part 2: Lifts to Aid Mobility Issues

In Part 1 we talked about the range of lift systems that were available for use in aiding mobility issues, rather than for any type of industrial purpose.

Helping people move around their homes as well as public spaces is an increasingly important factor. It helps people reclaim their independence and reduces the need for people with disabilities to depend on carers for assistance.

There are a number of different lifts available, depending on the needs of the client. We have already ...

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Today marks the end of the Jewish Holiday – Hanukkah 2017

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah – meaning “dedication” – is the Jewish festival of lights lasting eight days and it normally falls around November or December.

Over two-thousand years ago, it is believed that the Jews rebelled against their ruler in Judea, who tried to make them worship Greek gods.

After three tough years of battling, the Jews finally overthrew their ruler and reclaimed the Temple of Jerusalem – restoring it to the Jewish faith and dedicating it back to their God.

A lamp burning ...

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Most Common Lift and Escalator Accidents

Lifts are a highly useful part of everyday life. When used properly, elevators are a safe and easy way to travel between floors; however, there are some risks involved with using lifts and escalators.

Nearly 10,000 people require a trip to A&E each year due to accidents involving lifts and escalators. Knowing the risks, and what to look out for can help keep us and our children safe from harm:

  1. Falls: The most dangerous, and most likely cause of death involving falls ...
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Lift Modernisation at The Square

Lift Modernisation, Prestwich

Following a recent property purchase from one of our clients they have invited us to tender for a full lift modernisation package on their 4 person 320kg hydraulic passenger lift.

The lift modernisation package entailed a new controller with new shaft positioning system, full shaft rewire, full length safe edge, new landing and car operating panels, full motor room rewire including new motor room lighting and valve block overhaul to the hydraulics, we have included in this package a ...

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Benefits of a Glass Lift

Installing a glass lift system can be an expensive and time-consuming process, but lifts are now an essential part of most building designs. If a business is spread out over a number of floors and has regular visitors and clients needing to travel to different offices, then the installation of a lift is an essential requirement.

A glass lift is a classy inclusion, making life easier whilst adding a touch of style and an executive feel. Glass lifts are the perfect ...

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What are the benefits of modernising a lift?

Older lifts often suffer from obsolete components that require modern replacements. New features are added to lifts often, so ongoing maintenance is required to constantly update features that become available.

The new features often improve the safety of the lift, and makes sure it complies with ever changing legislation and standards, whilst improving reliability and enhancing traffic flow.

What are the benefits to modernising my lift?

  1. Improving Performance and Traffic Flow: Modernising drive units, the gearbox and the control system within a lift ...
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What Does a Lift Engineer Do?

Lift engineers, or lift technicians, install, refurbish, service and repair electrical traction and hydraulic lift equipment.

Lift companies employ their own in-house lift engineers that install all their lifts and respond to maintenance and break-down calls. They can also be employed by specialist lift maintenance companies who specify in lift maintenance as well as local authorities, hospitals, and educational institutions.

Engineers are capable of dealing with different lifts, including:

  • Passenger, goods, and service lifts that you find in offices, hotels, railway stations and ...
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❤️ Giving Tuesday! ❤️

❤️ Giving Tuesday! ❤️

Never heard of it?

Giving Tuesday is a fairly new phenomenon in the UK, since 2014. It is observed as the day after Cyber Monday – where people who saved in the sales will choose to donate some of the money they saved to supporting a good cause.

#GivingTuesday is a huge day for charities in the UK and in 70 other countries around the globe!

Don’t just want to give money?

Giving Tuesday isn’t just ...

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What is Black Friday?

And where does it come from?

Thanksgiving

So yesterday was Thanksgiving. The US Holiday of Turkey and…well, giving! That means across the Western world it’s a chaotic and delightful world for retail and shoppers!

Black Friday

Black Friday is a little bit like the UK Boxing Day sales, after the US Thanksgiving.  Retailers in November will slash their prices – sometimes almost giving stock away just in time for Christmas!

The main teasers are:

  • Games consoles – Xbox One ...
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So we’ve seen it on TV…What actually IS Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving

 

In ancient times, 1621 to name the year, Pilgrims shared the product of a hearty harvest with the Native Americans. They celebrated together with a huge feast!

In the US Thanksgiving is the official celebration that kicks off the festive season. Fairly young a holiday, congress approved Thanksgiving in 1941 – two years later than President Roosevelt put it forward as an official holiday.

 

💡More people celebrate Thanksgiving than Christmas!

-This is because it’s a secular holiday, meaning that it has no religious ...

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