Top Locations Where Lift Installation is Necessary
Lifts are one of the best installations for providing accessibility in a range of locations. According to the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA), 10 years ago there were as many as 250,000 passenger and goods lifts in the UK which could have easily doubled by now!
From visiting your local shopping centre to going into your workplace, you can find lifts of all kinds almost everywhere. As a practical installation, not only are they convenient but in some cases can create a much safer environment as a lifting solution. It’s not just passenger lifts that can be installed, but cargo lifts, stair lifts and much more.
So which locations can benefit from lifts? You may be considering a lift installation but aren’t sure if there are appropriate options available – we’re here to help. At Euro Lifts, we’re the experts in lift installations and options so we know exactly what you may need. In this blog, we explain all you need to know about lift installations and where they can be of use. Read on for all you need to know.
In a multi-floor office, a passenger lift can be very handy. If you have several departments located across each floor, installing a lift means your staff can quickly move around the building as and when. This is ideal for ensuring that your staff don’t spend unnecessary amounts of time away from their desks walking up and down the stairs. It’s also important that your office is accessible for everyone including wheelchair users including your staff or clients visiting your office.
Stairlifts can also result in hazards such as trips and falls, however, lifts can prevent this from happening and keep your employees safe. The last thing you want is for your employees to get hurt, so installing a lift is a great alternative for moving around the building.
If moving heavy loads is an important part of your business, such as handling stock in a warehouse or packing deliveries, you must support your staff by providing the right equipment. Scissor lifts, for example, provide a stable platform where you can load a heavy capacity and lift it to the necessary height. Not everything can be lifted by hand and doing so can result in injuries, so having the right lifting equipment will protect your employees and speed up work.
In warehouses, these types of lifts can be used in loading bays, packing areas and within the warehouse. Alternatively, goods lifts are ideal for transporting cargo as well as passengers with some carrying weights of up to 3,000kg. In a busy warehouse, you need to be on top of your operations and lifts can provide the solutions you need.
Retail and commercial buildings
Passenger lifts are commonly found in retail spaces such as shopping centres as other commercial buildings. In high traffic areas, the environment needs to be convenient and cater to everyone’s needs. Lifts make it easier for customers to use the building and carry their shopping, plus customers with pushchairs, children or those with accessibility needs will benefit too.
Platform lifts are also a great option and very cost-effective. If you have a smaller commercial building, these types of lifts are great as they require minimal space. The platform allows users to stand or manoeuvre their wheelchairs into the area before the platform safely raises to bring people to the next level. If you have limited space and reduced headroom, platform lifts are an option you should consider.
Here at Euro Lifts, we’ve worked with a range of clients from all industries including commercial property owners. If your current lift is no longer functioning as it should be, we can arrange a new lift installation with fast turnaround times for local clients. Our passionate engineers will ensure that your new lift is up and running in no time. Contact us today for more information.
In medical facilities, patients often need support getting around. When recovering from surgery or an illness, walking up and downstairs isn’t always possible. Passenger lifts are ideal in these locations and also support staff when moving patients between wards or to different areas of the hospital for treatment.
Plus with the amount of equipment that is needed in medical practices, a lift is a convenient way of moving everything around. There’s no room for error in a hospital and something as simple as a high-quality lift installation can make a big difference in the entire running of the facility.
Did you know that goods lifts can benefit restaurants and hospitality settings too? If you run a restaurant then you already know how hectic things can get! A goods lift can help you transport plates from the kitchen to the restaurant floor quickly and hygienically. The last thing you want is unhappy customers so anything that can improve your business is a bonus.
Passenger lifts can also be useful for moving plate carts and other essential kitchenware and food deliveries. Stocking up your pantry can be made much simpler when your staff have a reliable lift that speeds up transportation, that way the entire team will be ready on time every day. But, if you require a lift for anything else, bespoke options can be made to suit your restaurant and needs.
Your home should be the one space where you feel comfortable and installing a passenger lift or stairlift is a great solution. If you want to retain your independence and adapt your home to your needs, lifts could be the solution you need. Struggling with mobility-related conditions can affect your confidence and make it harder moving around your house, but lifts provide practical support.
Lifts are often a more cost-effective option compared to moving house and are particularly beneficial for those living in multi-story homes. If you rely on help from family and friends, such as using the bathroom or getting to your bedroom, you can be more independent with the help of a lift and reduce the chances of accidents.
Euro Lifts: Professional Lift Installations Across the South West
If you could benefit from a lift in your home or business, Euro Lifts can help. With over 30 years of experience, our team will consider your requirements and find an installation that works. We’ve gained an amazing reputation in the South West, offering excellent customer service to all of our clients and high-quality products.
We also offer a range of lift services such as ongoing maintenance and repairs. Our team will arrive as soon as possible to resolve your lift faults promptly so everything can get back up and running. Improve the running of your business or make your home more accessible today. Get in touch with us for more information.