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Specialist Passenger Lifts

Specifically engineered to solve low headroom and shallow pit dimensional constraints.

An overview of our range.

All conventional Passenger carrying lifts installed in the UK and Europe must meet the essential health and safety requirements of the EU Lifts Directive. This is generally achieved by design and manufacturing to EU Standard EN81-20. These standards define dimensional constraints on the lift shaft, particularly referring to the areas of the lift shaft that present a crushing hazard, above and underneath the lift car.

Problems exist when shallow pit and low-headroom issues mean these dimensional constraints cannot be met.

Our range of Specialist Passenger Lifts has been specifically engineered to mitigate the issues caused by these dimensional constraints while also fully complying with either EN81-21 or the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

  • Lifts Directive Passenger Lifts
  • Machinery Directive Passenger Lifts

Important:  Lifts manufactured under EN81-21 can be used in existing buildings with reduced pit and headroom dimensions but do require derogation by prior approval from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). If in doubt consult your Lift Regulations Notified Body for advice.

Lifts Directive Passenger Lifts

Shallow pit or low headroom passenger lifts within existing lift shafts.

All conventional Passenger carrying lifts installed in the UK and Europe must meet the essential health and safety requirements of the EU Lifts Directive. This is generally achieved by design and manufacturing to EC Standards EN81-20 and EN81-50. These standards define dimensional constraints on the lift shaft, particularly referring to the areas of the lift shaft that present a crushing hazard, above and underneath the lift car.

In existing buildings, where a lift shaft already exists, it may not be possible to achieve these dimensional constraints. In these instances where there are reduced headroom or pit clearances, additional solutions defined in EC Standard EN81-21:2009 can be incorporated in the lift design to supplement the main standards.

Shorts offer three distinct passenger lift ranges that are designed to comply with EN81-21 which allow their application to existing sites with shallow pits or low headroom.

Ideally suited for:

  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Cafes
  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Hospitals

Machinery Directive Passenger Lifts

Shallow pit or low headroom passenger lifts within both new and existing lift shafts.

Any Passenger carrying lifts installed in the UK and Europe that operate at speeds of 0.15m/s or below do not fall under the remit of the EU Lifts Directive. These “Slow Lifts” are subject to the dictates of the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

This directive covers all of the same essential health and safety requirements as the Lifts Directive but is less restrictive on the dimensional constraints of the lift shaft. As a consequence, these Machinery Directive Passenger Lifts can be installed in any lift shaft with reduced headroom or pit clearances, in both new and existing buildings.

Ideally suited for:

  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Cafes
  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Hospitals

Key Features and Benefits

Additional Features and Benefits

  • ML-LD 220kg, 320kg, 480kg, 630kg, 825kg, 1000kg, 1250kg and 1600kg
    • 1.0 m/s
    • Single or Through Entry
  • MH-LD 180kg, 225kg, 320kg, 375kg, 480kg and 630kg
    • 0.63 m/s
    • Single, Through or Adjacent Entry
  • MT-LD 180kg, 225kg, 300kg, 375kg, 480kg, 525kg and 630kg
    • 1.0 m/s
    • Single, Through or Adjacent Entry
  • ML-MD 220kg, 320kg, 480kg, 630kg, 825kg, 1000kg, 1250kg and 1600kg
    • 0.15 m/s
    • Single or Through Entry
  • MH-MD 180kg, 225kg, 320kg, 375kg, 480kg and 630kg
    • 0.15 m/s
    • Single, Through or Adjacent Entry

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Support Services

From specification through to handover, we have a range of Support Services that are available to assist you in your Specialist Passenger Lift requirements.

Product Specification
We are experts in what we provide, so let us partially or fully specify your new lift package for you.
Lift Installation
When your resources are limited, our team are available to install all our new lift packages on your behalf.
Project Management
Take our lift installation service one step further and allow us to fully project manage your installation.
Technical Support
All our new lift packages are fully technically supported by our experienced team and partners.
Lift Consultant Support
We are on-hand to assist lift consultants gain a better understanding in the products we supply.
Architect Advice
Our team are available to assist architects incorporate any of our new lifts packages into their designs.

Specialist Passenger Lifts Our Work

Borough Market, London

Set within Borough Market, London this project required us to design, supply and install a large 2000kg Goods Only Goodsmover lift.

Buon Apps, Otley

The client required two Shorts-BKG Dumbwaiter Services Lifts to operate as seperate “clean” and “dirty” lifts.

Halo Building, London

Set in the Halo Building, One Mabledon Place, this project required us to design, supply and install a bank of four 20kg capacity automatic dumbwaiter service lifts.

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For a more detailed conversation regarding your requirements, get in touch with a member of our New Lifts team today.

Contact

6 Station Road
Bradford
BD1 4SF

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