8 FAQ’s About Passenger Lifts
If you’re considering installing a passenger lift in your home or workplace, you probably have a few questions about the installation and how it works. Of all the lift types available, passenger lifts are the most common as they’re multi-purpose and easy to use.
So, what is there to know about passenger lifts? In this blog, we provide the answers to some of the most important and commonly asked questions.
How many people can use a passenger lift?
The number of passengers that are able to use a passenger lift will depend on a few factors. Firstly, where is it being installed? In a domestic setting, it is unlikely that you will need a large lift that can hold lots of passengers and have the same for this kind of application. However, in a commercial setting, bigger lifts could be better suited and able to hold over 30 people.
It also depends on the weight of the passengers as to how many can ride safely. All lifts will include this information on the inside of the lift wall if you need more guidance. When you choose a passenger lift installation, the company will always advise you on which lift is most appropriate for your situation including the average number of passengers.
Can passenger lifts be installed at home?
Yes! Passenger lifts can be installed in homes as well as workplaces and commercial locations. As long as you have enough space, residential lifts are a great way of making properties more accessible. Often, installing a lift is a more cost-effective solution than moving house. Wheelchair users and those with limited mobility can then easily move between floors.
If you are going to consider a passenger lift at home, you must also think about repairs and maintenance costs. To keep it running smoothly, the lift will need to be serviced regularly to ensure that it remains in a safe condition. For those thinking about getting a passenger lift, always seek advice from a professional lift installation company first.
What happens when a lift breaks down?
Despite many passengers being in fear of the lift breaking down, this is not something that you should worry about. On occasion, old or faulty lifts do experience problems but it’s important to stay calm. Never attempt to force the doors open as this can be extremely dangerous especially if the lift has stopped between floors.
Instead, remain calm and think rationally. Most passenger lifts are fitted with an emergency call system that you can use for assistance. Pressing the alarm will connect you to the maintenance company or building services who will be able to help.
What are the most common lift repairs?
Passenger lifts are fairly low maintenance as long as you schedule regular inspections. As lifts get older they are more prone to issues so you must get them seen too as soon as you notice any changes. Common repairs include replacing parts that have worn out, misaligned or become contaminated.
More often than not, you will see telltale signs that your lift is in need of work. Getting them seen to quickly will not only prevent further damage from occurring but could save you money too. Most installation companies will also offer maintenance services so it’s always a good idea to find out how they can help.
Should I install a passenger lift at work?
If you work in a multi-floor building or you simply want to make your workplace more accessible, installing a passenger lift is a great idea. Most business locations have the space to install a lift and doing so can improve the efficiency of your workplace, particularly in companies that have several departments across multiple floors. These kinds of lifts are also great for companies that receive large packages often and more generally, lifts make things a lot more convenient for everyone.
At Euro Lifts, we have experience installing passenger lifts in a range of environments including businesses. With over 30 years of experience, our friendly team offers quick and safe installations, and regular maintenance to ensure you stay in compliance with regulations. Get in touch with us today to discuss your needs.
Why are passenger lifts a good choice?
Passenger lifts are convenient, easy to use and ideal for a range of environments. In a residential home, passenger lifts can assist disabled homeowners or those with limited mobility move between floors. Not only can this help them regain their independence but is a great way of making your property comfortable.
For commercial and industrial buyers, passenger lifts can improve the efficiency of busy working environments from moving deliveries and stock to conveniently travelling between floors. As an employer, it’s also important to offer an accessible workplace and installing a passenger lift can help.
What kind of maintenance do passenger lifts require?
When you install a lift it’s your responsibility to keep up with servicing and repairs. Your lift will need to be inspected every 6 months by an experienced engineer. During this time, all major components will be tested and any ongoing repairs will be identified.
If you have more than one lift or you are looking for a more cost-effective option, many lift companies offer maintenance packages. These will often include inspections, repairs are other recommended services at a special rate.
How much do passenger lifts cost?
There are lifts to suit all budgets, however, for a high-quality passenger lift expect to pay several thousands of pounds. Of course, prices will vary between models and installation companies but you are unlikely to find an installation that is less than £1,000. However, when you consider how much the lift is going to be used, the price per use can be very cost-effective.
Always think carefully before going ahead with an installation and seek advice from a professional team. You will also need to consider the cost of maintenance and repairs on an annual basis.
Euro Lifts: Passenger Lift Installation Across the South West
At Euro Lifts, we’ve installed high-quality passenger lifts in homes and businesses across the South West. As industry specialists, our team is dedicated to advising, fitting and maintaining lifts of all kinds. We’re proud to be one of the leading lift suppliers in the UK, providing excellent customer service throughout every project.
Our passenger lifts are suitable for a range of environments including domestic usage and commercial installations depending on your needs. When you work with us, our team will discuss your requirements and help you to find the best product within your budget.
We’re more than just a lift installation company. Our broad range of services includes repairs, customised products, surveys and more. Hire a team that you can trust today. Contact us for more information.