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Schools and Public Buildings

For Schools and the Public, the safe transportation of large bulky items and passengers between floors is essential to their operation to ensure that pupils and visitors have unrestricted access to all public areas.

“Perfect for light goods”

Our Service Lifts range are perfect for regularly transporting light but bulky goods between floors.

Service Lifts help avoid manual handling injuries in the workplace and add real benefits to the client. They reduce the need for the manual handling of goods and, therefore, the risk and frequency of manual handling injuries and accidents. They also increase efficiency within the workplace by reducing part of the manual transportation process, which results in cost and timing savings for the business.

“Large Quantities of Stock and Equipment”

Our Goods Lifts range is perfect for regularly transporting large and heavy goods between floors. These robust lifts have been engineered to keep your goods moving all day, every day.

Our Goods Lift range are the real workhorses of our new lifts packages. With a capacity of up to 2,000kg and lift car dimensions of up to 2000 x 2000 x 2000mm, there isn’t much within the retail, warehouse and stockroom environment that our lifts can’t move. Available with a self-supporting structure, these lifts do not require an existing lift shaft to be installed and are, therefore, ideal for mezzanine floors and are available with external steel cladding for protection.

Read about our 2,000kg Goods Lift installed at Borough Market, London, where market traders store use our Goods Lift daily to transport stock and point of sale equipment from their stockroom cellars to the market stalls above.

“Public Access is Essential”

Public access into your building is an essential part of any school or public building, but it can be a challenging area for many buildings which weren’t built with modern-day access needs in mind.

Our range of Impaired Mobility Platform Lifts help meet the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements, Equality Act 2010, Part M of the Building Regulations, Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook and BS8300:2018. From inclined staircases, short and long vertical travel and both internal and outdoor use, our lifts are suitable for various applications, including those within coastal or near water areas.

Our Specialist Passenger Lifts range provides an essential customer access solution when a conventional passenger lift cannot be installed. These shallow pit and low headroom passenger lifts have been specially engineered to be installed in buildings with minimal pit and headroom space while also complying with EC Standard EN81-21:2009 or the EU Machinery Directive (Directive 2006/42/EC).

Read about our Specialist Passenger Lift installed at Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, which formed part of a multi-million-pound refurbishment package for the 19th Century building, covering disabled access and facilities improvements for its patrons.

“Extend Your Lift’s Life Cycle”

For busy schools and public buildings, the lifts within their surroundings can see extremely heavy use at the busiest of times. An effective service and maintenance regime will limit the wear and tear on parts and components but not stop it completely. Lift modernisation is a great way to extend your lift’s life cycle by replacing those ageing and sometimes obsolete components.

Our range of Lift Control Systems, Door Operators, Car & Landing Fixtures, Lift Hydraulic Pumps and Lift Doors provide a modern, cost-effective solution that bypasses the need for a complete lift replacement. With the added benefit that many of our lift components are held in stock, enabling the quickest of turnarounds for both planned and reactive modernisation.

Read about our Lift Controller package supplied to The Red Lea Hotel, Scarborough, which we turned around in just two days to get their existing passenger lift back in service.

“Enhance the Features and Functions of your Lift”

Our lift component range can also be used to enhance the features and functions of your lift, like in our new range of multi-media displays and digital signage within our Car and Landing Fixtures range. Allowing for hotel, restaurant and bar owners to further enhance their customer experience.

“Get and Keep Your Lifts In-service”

When your lifts are essential to keep goods moving around your business, having them breakdown and out-of-service can be a costly and very uncomfortable situation.

Having the right lift spare parts available quickly is a crucial part of the supply chain and one we are set up to fulfil.

With 1,000’s of lift spare parts available from stock from the world’s leading lift manufacturers, we are here to help get and keep your lifts in service. By having essential parts on the shelf, we are able to react immediately to your lift spare part requirements. So, when you order an ex-stock part from us, we dispatch it the same day and deliver it to you the next working day.

Harness specialist new lift knowledge.

Our specialist new lift knowledge allows the industry to provide solutions suitable for all applications and clients. For a more detailed conversation regarding your requirements, get in touch with a member of our New Lifts team today.


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