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Is your lift installation starting to fail…
July 19, 2016

…starting to fail for unknown reasons? If it is, be sure to consider this… Voltage power optimisation (VPO) has received increasing interest as a means of reducing electricity bills – with savings of 10 to 20% often being claimed. VPO products balance phase voltage, filters harmonics / transients and reduces input voltage. Great in theory […]

Lift Energy Efficiency

Energy Effiiciency Classification In these days of reducing carbon footprint and trying to limit the growth of the hole in the ozone layer, energy consumption is an essential key driver in building design and operation. Under European legislation, all buildings will be required to have a 20% energy saving by the year 2020 compared to […]

Lift standards
June 16, 2016

Lift standards EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 Introduced in August 2014, two new European standards for lift design and manufacture will bring considerable benefits in terms of accessibility and safety for both passengers and service engineers. The first, EN 81-20:2014, sets out revised and updated safety requirements for the construction and installation of lifts. The […]

Risk Assessments and Method Statements
March 1, 2016

The basis of British Health and Safety Law is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards their employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to others. In 1992 six proposals from the European Commission were adopted as domestic law […]

The Operation and Maintenance Manual
February 23, 2016

The operation and maintenance manual (O & M Manual) contains important information on how to properly and safely maintain your lift, escalator and moving walk. It should be readily available for anyone involved in inspecting, maintaining or repairing your vertical transportation equipment. However how many times has the inspector, repair engineer or maintenance engineer asked to see the […]