Once a lift has been installed within a building, it’s vital to ensure that it’s then properly maintained.
Property owners are obligated to ensure the safety of their residents and visitors and a big part of this is proper maintenance of the building’s lift. To be in accordance with the law, property owners must have their lift examined regularly by a competent person.
Lift maintenance isn’t just something that should be carried out because it’s required by law however. It will also ensure the lift functions well and doesn’t develop any problems that could end up costing a lot of money to repair if left unattended. This is why regular lift maintenance is always recommended for property owners.
Lift Maintenance – Health and Safety Requirements
Any repair or maintenance carried out on lifts, must adhere to the following legislation.
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
- The Lifts Regulations 1997 and the Lifting Operation and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
- Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and the Housing Acts 1985 and 1988
- Building Regulations Part M “Access to and use of Buildings”
- Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005
Aspects of Lift Maintenance
A big part of lift maintenance is to ensure that it’s fully functional and that it provides enough stability and strength for users to be able travel on it safely. To ensure this is the case, a full examination should be performed at least once every six months by a fully qualified person. Proper maintenance of a lift will extend its lifespan and ensure that it functions perfectly and that no unexpected problems arise.
There are a few different aspects to proper lift maintenance. Not only must it be established that the lift provides adequate support and that all components are strong and sturdy but there’s also the electronic components to lifts. The electronic display panel that shows users which floor they’re on and which they’re travelling to must be functioning properly as well as the lift’s emergency alarm function. Well-trained engineers will be able to ensure that all aspects of the lift are working properly.
It’s always important to hire engineers who are experienced and trained to a high standard for lift maintenance. There are so many different lift configurations that It takes a good deal of experience to be able to work on different lifts in different environments and ensure that they’re safe and functioning correctly.
UK Lift and Escalator Company Ltd are able to offer a full lift maintenance service, including any required repairs. Our team of highly experience engineers can ensure that your lift is tested thoroughly and that it complies to all health and safety standards. Contact us to discuss our lift maintenance service and we’ll be happy to advise you further.
Why not give us a call today to see how we can help? Whether it’s traditional lift maintenance, a lift repair, lift modernisation or refurbishment or even a new lift installation, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us on 0845 63 43 172 or firstname.lastname@example.org