What is a Goods Passenger Lift?

A goods passenger lift enables you to move goods, pallets and heavy loads between floors. Traditionally, they tend to be located at the back of buildings to avoid pedestrian footfall and traffic. The rugged, sturdy construction of these devices allows them to travel up to 15 metres.

Goods lifts are ideal for businesses that receive large volumes of deliveries that need to be transported between floors and unpacked safely.

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Why Might Someone Need a Goods Passenger Lift?

A goods passenger lift is useful in many instances. For example, if a building is short on space, rather than paying out for two lifts to transport goods and passengers separately, installing one higher-capacity lift to suit both purposes is an efficient way to save both space and money. You will find this is generally the case with most older buildings, especially healthcare facilities such as hospitals. 

Some buildings, such as offices or shopping centres, predominantly require the use of a passenger lift. However, there will be instances where goods will need to be transported, either because buildings have a restaurant on one of the floors or store goods will need to be taken to the correct floor in a shopping centre. The aesthetics and designs of a goods passenger lift make it an ideal solution as it guarantees both the passengers’ needs are met and the goods are transported correctly. 

There are also goods that require someone to ensure they do not get damaged in the transportation process. In a warehouse, there can be certain parts or items on their way to a retailer that need to arrive in pristine condition. In a hotel, services like laundry and room service require an employee to make sure the guests receive their food and laundry without any complications. 

These are just some of the instances where a goods passenger lift might be the best fit for you.

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Goods Passenger Lifts With Sheridan Lifts

At Sheridan Lifts, we install a wide range of lifts, including goods passenger lifts. Our project management team will work with you from start to finish, talking you through the entire process. Our 40 years of experience means we have dealt with installations of all kinds, from everyday lift installations to more complex installation projects. 

During the initial consultation, we will confirm all your needs and requirements to determine the best way to carry out the lift installation. This allows us to provide you with a bespoke package. 

This is where we would ask you to come forward with any design ideas you might have. For example, if you have potential mock-ups or drawings of how you envisage the lift to be, let us know and our experts will be able to factor this into the plan. If you don’t, do not worry, our experts will be able to create the blueprints for you.

In installing your goods passenger lifts with Sheridan Lifts, you can expect the following:

  • Access to a contact number, which is available 24 hours a day
  • Maintenance checks are carried out by our technicians
  • Warranties that last up to five years

All the parts we use when installing a lift meet the necessary checks and regulations required, so our customers do not have to worry about failing any future inspections as a result of their new lifts. 

As part of the process, the project team will confirm the location of the lift to make sure the dimensions of the lift are accurate. We will also need to confirm if you require additional planning permission before the installation takes place. 

Depending on the sector, there may be certain industry requirements to be mindful of – for example, the safety of students while installing a lift in a college or university. We factor this in, adapting to certain stipulations such as working within certain time frames to avoid mass disruption. Our aim is to allow you to operate as close to normality as possible during the lift installation.

Unsure if a goods passenger lift is the right one for you? 

We will talk you through the different lift options available, from platform lifts to regular goods lifts. Call us on 0161 203 6299 to book your free consultation today.

How Do I Know Which Type of Lift to Choose?

As part of the consultation, the Sheridan Lifts expert will ask you a series of questions to determine if a goods passenger lift is right for your project. This will include asking you how many lifts you need, the weight requirements and the number of floors to be accessed. They will also explain the different types of lifts available to make sure the decision of installing a goods passenger lift is right for you. 

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Who Uses Goods Passenger Lifts? 

Goods passenger lifts usually serve a wide range of industrial sectors. These include:

Commercial lifts are usually installed in places such as shops, shopping centres and supermarkets. In this instance, a goods passenger lift is vital as it allows workers to transport deliveries to the relevant stock rooms. These goods cannot be transported on their own in a goods lift. They require a human to make sure the quality of the goods remains intact and the goods are transported to the correct place.

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This includes schools, colleges and universities. Lifts in these facilities come with added safety requirements, especially in relation to transporting goods from one place to another. Adhering to these requirements means a person needs to accompany the goods, be it books to a classroom or food for the cafeteria.

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At Sheridan Lifts, we install lifts for a range of healthcare facilities, from NHS hospitals and care homes to privately owned healthcare establishments. These buildings require transporting heavy loads and various healthcare equipment from one floor to another.

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The hospitality sector includes hotels, restaurants, pubs and rooftop bars. These businesses require large quantities of goods to be transported quickly between floors. For example, cleaners need to be able to transport their equipment to each room in order to clean the guest’s rooms. In this situation, a goods passenger lift is ideal as it is spacious enough to allow a passenger in the lift and heavy-duty enough to be able to take the equipment from floor to floor.

These sectors include shopping centres and entertainment venues such as cinemas and department stores. Installing a goods passenger lift in locations such as a shopping centre or department store means you can ensure your merchandise is kept in peak condition while it is being moved from floor to floor.

Why Choose Sheridan Lifts?

In choosing Sheridan Lifts to install your goods passenger lift, you are guaranteed a quality service you can rely on. Our clients include big national corporations such as Audi and Toyota, as well as official organisations such as local councils and healthcare facilities. Because of our extensive work, our experience is second to none. 

As a family-run business, we understand how deeply personal your business is to you. This is why we take extra care in getting to know you and deliver you the best customer care possible. Some of our relationships with customers and suppliers have lasted over thirty years. 

As a veteran in the field, we have a range of accreditations. This includes: 


We are also members of the Lift and Escalator Industry Association and ConstructionLine Gold. This allows us to keep one step ahead of the game and ensure we create our lifts using the most up-to-date materials and technology available. 

Based in Manchester, we have a range of regional offices all across the UK. Offering lift installations to cities such as Leeds, Birmingham, London, and more. This allows us to provide a personal touch to our services and forge strong relationships with our clients. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today so Sheridan Lifts can help you with your next lift project.

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