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How Dumbwaiters can help avoid Manual Handling Injuries

Dumbwaiters have become the invisible team member of stations, coffee shops, supermarkets and our favourite restaurants. They take on the role of an extra pair of hands, making easy work of difficult jobs, and reducing the risk of injury to members of staff. One of the reasons why dumbwaiters have become so popular is the …

Repair Or Modernise?

If you’ve had a lift installed at your business for a long period of time, and the lift itself is starting to feel outdated, or isn’t running as smoothly as you’d like, then it may be in need of repair. A complete replacement of parts may not be the only answer. There are many factors …

How to Keep Your Platform Lift Looking Great

Lift systems often get overlooked when it comes to cleaning day. They ferry heaps of people between floors every single day, which can end up building up quite a bit of mess. Whether it’s dirt from heavy foot traffic, combined with inclement weather that leaves your floors looking well-trodden in; or the countless number of …

The Most Common Lift Faults

With every intricate machine there is the capability for a number of different things to go wrong. Take elevators for example – there are many ways for one to malfunction. Most equipment failures can be prevented with regular services and proper maintenance, but occasionally something goes wrong that requires an engineer. Here are some of …

Why Choose A Dumbwaiter?

Dumbwaiters from Sheridan Lifts provide convenience, safety, and flexibility, and our ranges can transport an array of materials – but then so can others. So why should you choose a dumbwaiter from Sheridan Lifts? Efficiency: With our dumbwaiters, staff can move important items such as documents, boxes, and food without having to leave a floor, …

How does a platform lift work?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the mechanism for making a platform lift go up and down would be simple. The truth is actually far from simple. Platform lifts come in three main drive systems, each suited to different specifications, and each having their own individual advantages and disadvantages. Modern platform lifts are operated using …

The Facts: Dumbwaiter Home Applications

A dumbwaiter – the device technically similar to an elevator is used to move lightweight materials such as foods between floors. They’re most well used in commercial environments, such as hotels and restaurants, but appear in some residential homes as well. Dumbwaiter Models Dumbwaiters come in two primary types; electronic and manual. Manual dumbwaiters are …

Business owners: What are your lift safety responsibilities?

In the UK there are over 200,000 passenger lifts in operation. Most of these lifts operate in businesses – businesses that deal with a large number of customers each day. To ensure these customers are kept safe, we’re going to answer some commonly asked question from businesses owners, regarding their responsibilities when installing a lift: …

Types of Platform Lifts Available

Platform lifts are one of the more unheard-of lift designs. In spite of this, the range of platform lifts out there is rather extensive. They come in all shapes and sizes and perform a number of different functions. Each platform lift has different advantages depending on the environment it needs to be installed in, and …

Advantages Of Residential Dumbwaiters

The advantages of installing a dumbwaiter in industries such as restaurants and hotels may be obvious. But having a dumbwaiter installed in homes or residential units with multiple levels can also be a huge benefit to those that live there. From sending laundry between floors, reducing the health risks of carrying heavy loads up and …