Lift Maintenance: How much does it cost?

Lifts are always designed to a very high standard and manufactured to operate for many years more than most expect. Most lifts are designed to be in service for a life span of 30 years or more however they will require regular lift maintenance.  However, most lift owners see maintenance costs of a lift as…


Travelators & Escalators: What’s the difference?

Travelators and escalators are a standard part of large commercial premises. You often find them in pairs, moving in opposite directions and it’s highly likely that you have used them to help you move around large buildings – between levels or horizontally along distances which can be long when carrying luggage or pushing a trolley. …

mobile hoist in hospital

What Is A Mobile Hoist Used For?

A mobile hoist is used when people have mobility restrictions and are not able to move independently. Perhaps your carer is unable to lift you into a chair. This can be a difficult and tricky situation for some. Thanks to the mobility hoist, these problems are solved by aiding in the movement of the patient…

hydraulic passenger lift

How Does A Hydraulic Passenger Lift Work?

Hydraulic lifts work on the principle: to rise up, a pump pushes oil into the cylinder, pushing the piston up (which pushes up the lift car). To go down, the valve opens and oil is allowed back into the reservoir, pushing it back using the gravitational force of the hydraulic passenger lift car.  When the…


LOLER: What Equipment Is Covered?

What is LOLER? The LOLER regulations came into force on 5 December 1998. LOLER is the abbreviation of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. It is often referred to as the LOLER regs or LOLER 98 regulations.  LOLER regulations aim to reduce the risks to people’s health and safety from lifting equipment provided promoting…

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How did the dumbwaiter lift get its name?

What is a dumbwaiter lift? At this point, you might be slightly confused. A dumbwaiter lift is not an insult but rather a goods lift that helps improve efficiency within a restaurant or any other commercial kitchen. It is a small, often waist height, lift used to transport food and other equipment needed for a…

through floor lift installed in a home sitting

What is a through-floor lift?

What are through-floor lifts? A through-floor lift is a great alternative to the stairlift in the home. As a home lift, the through floor moves between floors in the domestic setting. They do not require a shaft like regular lifts do, making them perfect for those who need a lift in their own home.  How is…


What are scissor lifts?

What is a scissor lift? A Scissor lift gets its name from the mechanism that operates the lift. A criss-cross section moves the lift vertically, these are greatly useful lifts for working on exterior projects such as building maintenance and renovation. By being on wheels, the scissor lift is also easy to move around from…

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What is a platform lift?

What is a platform lift? A platform lift, also commonly known as a wheelchair lift, is a passenger lift with added weight capabilities. There are several different types of platform lifts to choose from and each has different properties and benefits.  Platform lifts are far slower than the regular passenger lift, so are used in…