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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 …

Thinking Of Installing A Lift

If you’re thinking of having a lift installed in one of your properties or place of business, it can be quite a daunting task. A lot of people feel that their business will benefit from having a lift system installed, but aren’t sure where to start. Luckily, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a run …

Why is Lift Modernisation Important?

There is a common misconception that once a lift becomes a certain number of years old it needs replacing completely, when in actual fact this is incredibly unnecessary. After all, the age of a lift does not dictate how well it operates and performs. Lift modernisation on the other hand could be a great substitute …

Creative Lifts

Fantasy Shop Chimera A delightful forest in the heart of Amsterdam: home to trolls, pixies, nymphs, dragons and full of all the mythical creatures and little creative lifts your imagination can muster! The dream-like shop has been running for 27 years and is expert in all things fantasy – well known locally and all throughout …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …