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What is the legal position regarding lift trapped passenger release/rescue? – Under the Lift Operating and Lift Equipment Regulations (LOLER) there is a duty on owners/operators of lifts to ensure that provision is made for the safe release of trapped passengers in lifts. – The Health and Safety Executive is a good source for understanding […]

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How to procure a lift consultant? For those of you who have not used a lift consultant before, procuring a lift consultant is straightforward, quick and simple. The first thing to do is to make contact with us by email or phone. You certainly know that you have an issue relating to your lift(s) and […]

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Lift lobby

What is a Lift Traffic Analysis? A lift traffic analysis studies the performance of a group of lifts, based on assumptions about the expected traffic situation. The main performance measurements are quantitative  (handling capacity) and qualitative (waiting time). Handling Capacity is expressed as the percentage of the building population the group of lifts can cope […]

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Scenic Lifts There are 3 broad categories of scenic lift; fully bespoke scenic lift, semi-scenic lift and wall-climber lifts. This article outlines the main features of each, gives an idea of their cost, complexity and their availability in the market in the UK. Semi-Scenic Lifts These are lifts with some part of the wall that […]

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Scenic Lift Apple Store London 2

A Bespoke Scenic Lift in London Transparent Aesthetics Looks are paramount and most bespoke scenic lifts tend towards as much glass as possible, but the lift needs equipment to make it run safely. How can this be achieved and at what cost? One of the best examples our lift consultants are aware of is the […]

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Bespoke Scenic Lift

Glass Lift Doors A simple concept but when aesthetics are a priority you need to know the detail. How much glass will you see? Does the door panel have a frame? What about the operating mechanisms, can you see them? What is the quality of finish? How much do they costs? Glass lift door panels […]

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Lift Modernisation versus Lift Replacement – Lift Duty and Lift Life Expectancy The question is often asked of our lift consultants, what is more cost effective a lift modernisation or a lift replacement? This article considers two key factors to take into account when considering a lift modernisation versus a lift replacement. The first factor […]

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Lift Survey - Lift Condition Survey

Lift Condition Survey A lift condition survey will allow you to know the full condition of all aspects of your lift. This allows informed decisions to be made. If you need to understand the life expectancy of the equipment, want to know how it complies with legislation (H&S and Accessibility), or wish to know the […]

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Lift Modernisation

Lift Modernisation or Refurbishment Consultancy. A service for those who know they need to modernise their lift(s). There are a lot of lift companies in the market either global multi-nationals, large or medium sized nationals or small local companies. The range of equipment they can offer is huge, from low cost/low quality to top-end high […]

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BREEAM Lift Credits – Part I There are two BREEAM credits for lifts available and this article lets you know, in some detail, how you can about getting them. There are two parts to getting your first credit and one part to getting the second credit. To make it more manageable we have broken down […]

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Lift Upgrade, Upgrade Lift,

Thinking about a Lift Upgrade? Selective lift upgrades can be a cost effective alternative to an extensive lift refurbishment or a full lift modernisation. Improved aesthetics, better performance, less breakdowns, increased accessibility and a transformation in performance. There are many benefits that can be had through lift enhancements, small or large. Our lift consultants have […]

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Office Building

Employed by an independent multi-disciplinary firm, that wanted to be sure the recent lift modernisation they had overseen was fully compliant and that the lifts met the required Standards and they lifts were performing well, The Lift Consultancy completed a compliance review. The review entailed a thorough inspection on site of five lifts recently modernised […]

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Lift modernisation

Lift Modernisation When modernising a lift we are referring to replacing lift components or lift equipment with modern equivalents; we are upgrading the lift. As distinguished from a lift refurbishment where we are replacing lift equipment like for like i.e. direct replacements. The lift modernisation or lift upgrades can be minor or major and a […]

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Lift Upgrade Standards – Considering upgrading your lift? When considering a lift upgrade, lift safety should come first before all else. Lift owners/operators have a legal obligation to ensure that the lifts they are responsible for are safe both for lift passengers and for lift engineers. There are over 3 million lifts installed in the […]

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New Lift Installation 57 Princes Gate

 New Lift Installation, London Built around the mid-19th century, Princes Gate was constructed in phases as an extension to the old Kingston House Estate. Kingston House was one of the largest 18th century houses in old Knightsbridge which stood until the 1930’s. When built and bounded on three sides by fields, this mansion had […]

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BREEAM Lift Credits – Part II This is the second article in a series on Lift BREEAM Credits. It explains and illustrates how to go about demonstrating compliance for several typical examples. Other articles can be found by clicking the links below BREEAM Lift Credits – Part I BREEAM Lift Credits – Part III The […]

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Lift refurbishment

Lift Refurbishment With approximately half of all lifts in the UK more than 30 years old, lift owners/operators are often faced with questions about what to do with their old lifts. There are four options Lift Modernisation Lift Refurbishment Lift Replacement Do Nothing We are discounting the Do Nothing option because it is assumed that […]

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Lift Survey

Lift Survey Need a lift survey? A lift survey can tell you just about anything you need to know about your lift.  Whether you want the complete picture or are concerned over a particular area; lift safety, lift regulations, lift refurbishment, lift performance or lift reliability for example, our lift consultants have the experience to […]

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BREEAM Lift Credits – Part III This is the final of three articles based around understanding more about how to achieve your Lift BREAM credits. The other articles can be found via the links below Lift BREEAM credits – Part I Lift BREEAM credits – Part II If you can satisfy the requirements of the […]

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Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden Rome, Lift Condition Survey, Maintenance Contract Writing and Lift Modernisation This 5 star Hotel offers exceptional luxury and rooms with exclusive and spectacular views over Rome. Following a spate of poor reliability of several lifts, The Lift Consultancy was instructed to undertake a Condition Survey and Report to identify the problems. The report […]

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Independent Lift Consultants in London, operating throughout the UK and Western Europe What you get from The Lift Consultancy is lift consultants that are absolutely independent and unbiased. We are not owned by, nor do we have any links to, lift companies, we are entirely independent. All our consultants have worked in the lift industry […]

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Lift Survey - Lift Reliability Survey

Reliability Lift Survey Are you experiencing unacceptably high levels of unreliability with lifts regularly out of service? Are you experiencing poor performance with for example poor floor levelling, noisy operation or poor ride quality? Are there re-occurring problems that you are not confident the maintenance company are really dealing with? The actual problems causing the […]

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· Are the Lift Company carrying out the lift maintenance with sufficient diligence? · Is there an unusually high break-down rate on your lifts? · Is the lift performance; noisy operation, levelling accuracy etc. up to scratch? A Lift Maintenance Audit will answer these questions and more about the quality, or not, of your lift […]

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Recent satisfied clients for lift passenger rescue release training courses include   Our customers and what they have said about the training The Head of the Estates at Blackpool Sixth Form College remarked in a follow up email: “Thanks for the training which we found invaluable.” The Head of Estates at Lambeth College emailed following […]

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  Name: Mark Bashford Mark.Bashford@theliftconsultancy.co.uk Title: Director Years as a Lift Consultant: 7 Years in the Lift Industry: 15     Education Level 1 City and Guilds – Motor Vehicle Studies HNC Mechanical Engineering ONC Mechanical Engineering Professional CSCS Card Supervisor Level H&S Training Experience Barclays Bank Surveying, specifying, tendering, project managing multiple modernisation projects, […]

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lift maintenance

Lift Maintenance, value for money? Lift Maintenance, from basic oil and grease to fully comprehensive and everything in between, there are a multitude of Lift Maintenance Contracts in use today in the lift industry. Occasionally they don’t always match the service that is required and are sometimes written more to protect the lift service company […]

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Name: Gabriel Murray Gabriel.Murray@theliftconsultancy.co.uk Title: Director Years as a Lift Consultant: 15 Years in the Lift Industry: 26     Education ONC & HNC Mechanical & Production Engineering BEng Honours in Mechanical Engineering Professional International Association of Elevator Engineers CIBSE Lift Group Experience Projects small and large from £50,000 to £2 million in value. Gabriel […]

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No more paper based lift surveys Going to site to survey lifts is something we all have to do very regularly, and have done for many years using the same forms being photocopied or printed time and time again. The lift survey form is hand filled in on site, we then sit down, usually when […]

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Why use the Lift Consultancy? If you have insufficient knowledge and/or time to cost effectively deal with your lift issues or projects, then our lift consultants, who on average have over 25 years lift industry experience, pride themselves on their close, personal, client communication, quality and professional approach and are here to help. We are […]

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Bedford Square London

Lift Modernisation and Refurbishment, a London Classic A few our Lift Consultants put their heads together and suggested what might be a Classic lift modernisation or refurbishment in London We are talking about low to mid-rise buildings in central London dating from the 18th and early 19th century when several large expansions of London took […]

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Lift Modernisation in Occupied Buildings – Loss of Lift Service, Lift Reliability and Pro-active Lift Maintenance Lift modernisations in existing, occupied buildings, whether on a single lift or on a group of lifts, will impact detrimentally on the overall lifts service in the building. If the lifts are already heavily used this reduction in lift […]

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Voice Activated Lift New technologies arrive at a fearsome pace and products in the lift industry have their own technological evolution, but is this a step to far? Voice Activated Lift More amusement can be found on our YouTube channel Our Topics section covers a whole host of lift related issues.

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For the funnier side of lifts and escalators we have a selection of funny videos to make you smile, just click on the icon  

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Lift Survey and Report Questions and Answers Q. The lift company are telling me that parts on my lift are obsolete and need to be replaced is this true? A. During a lift survey, our lift consultants identify components that are suspected of being obsolete. If we can’t tell you straight away we will make […]

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Rue de Courcelles, Paris

Rue de Courcelles, Paris – Lift Feasibility Study Located near the city centre in Paris’ 8th arrondissement, rue de Courcelles is in the heart of a busy commercial area and close do the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. This building is being converted into a luxury private residence over 6 floors and presently without […]

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hotel

The Lift Consultancy recently undertook a commission to completely re-write the Lift, Escalator and Docking Equipment specification for an international hotel and resort group. Their previous specification had not been up-dated for several years. It did not reflect the advent of recent technology changes in the industry and did not take into account all current […]

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Lift Modernisation in Occupied Buildings – How many lifts should I modernised and will old and new lifts work together? Will the modernised and un-modernised lifts work together during the lift modernisation? Because of the technology differences between old and new lift control systems in most cases unfortunately, the answer is no and the result […]

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The in-house estates team at Blackpool Sixth Form College wanted to have the ability to safely and quickly release passengers trapped in one of their three relatively new lifts. They were happy with their maintenance company but that lift company had declined to offer training on safe lift passenger release and so the college turned […]

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Lift Consultants Paris

Hotel Lift Consultants The Concorde La Fayette is one of the largest luxury hotels in Paris with 950 rooms. Recently opened after refurbishment, the Hotel Bar Panoromarique, re-named Bar Vue offers spectacular views over Paris. Situated on the 34th Floor, and previously with no lift access (the lifts in the hotel only reach the 33rd […]

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Lift Consultants Reliability Investigation One of our lift consultants was recently instructed to undertake a detailed inspection of the lift equipment with a view to understanding the high level of unreliability being experienced by the recently installed lifts. This new Stadium was completed and opened to the public at the end 2011. Intended as a […]

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Working with a  multi-disciplinary services consultancy and at short notice, The Lift Consultancy surveyed the three passenger and three goods only lifts in the ex-Courage HQ office building in Staines. The report included asset details of the lifts, condition, life expectancy as well as a detailed and costed dilapidations schedule. Lift Dilapidations Survey Lift pre-Acquisition […]

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The incoming tenants with a fully repairing and insuring lease, needed to understand the condition of the property they was about to move into in this prime location in central London. Working with the Managing Agents and Services Consultants, The Lift Consultancy undertook a detailed lift condition survey, identifying the the state of the lift […]

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A lift condition survey was needed by the Spanish owners of this office and workshop facilities in Rotherham. The company were looking to invest in the presently, underused facility in the North of England. The lifts were found to be in pretty poor condition, with one out of service. The ensuing report identified replacement and […]

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Working on behalf of the Managing Agents and Service Consultants for a potential purchaser of a handful of properties throughout the UK, The Lift Consultancy mobilised several surveyors, literally in days to survey the lifts in office and industrial buildings in Altrincham, St Albans, Sutton, Ipswich and Horsham. Summary reports, giving the key details were […]

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Name: Stuart.McGregor Stuart.McGregor@theliftconsultancy.co.uk Title: Director Years as a Lift Consultant: 13 Years in the Lift Industry: 29     Education ONC, HNC & HND Mechanical & Production Engineering Professional MSOE MIPlantE CSCS Card Attend CIBSE and various Asbestos awareness, working at heights etc. courses Experience A career spanning 30 years, offering both a hands-on and […]

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CAD Drawing Services

CAD Lift Drawing Services The Lift Consultancy can produce generic drawings for your project. The dimensions used for the lift/escalator equipment will ensure that all mainstream manufacturers can install their equipment. This allows buildings to be designed to include the lift/escalator planning but before a competitive tender is sought. It is also ideal for shell […]

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Lift Survey - Health and Safety Survey Lifts

Health and Safety Survey Lifts Lift owners/operators have responsibilities under primary legislation (Health and Safety at Work Act/LOLER/PUWER) to ensure lifts are safe for passengers and for engineers. A Health and Safety Lift Survey will identify exactly where your equipment stands; to what extents does it comply with safety standards and, if any, what work […]

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Elevator Lobby

Pre-acquisition Survey & Report Lifts A survey to ascertain the state of the equipment in terms of age, wear, suitability for purpose and Code compliance. The report includes confirmation of the condition and serviceability of the lifts. The report will list any rectification work and provide budget costs where applicable.  Potential purchasers or tenants of […]

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Lift Survey - Lift Maintenance Survey

Lift Survey – Lift Maintenance Survey A Lift Maintenance Survey or Audit by our lift consultants gives you a complete picture of the levels of maintenance that are being undertaken on the equipment. It is a detailed inspection covering all visible areas of the lift. We asses maintenance against the following four areas; 1. House-keeping […]

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Lift Survey - Modernisation Refurbishment Survey Lifts

Lift Survey – Modernisation Refurbishment Survey Lifts Our lift consultants have a great deal of experience in all kinds of lift equipment and can undertake a detailed modernisation refurbishment lift survey of your equipment. We look at the complete lift as well as all the detailed components, assessing each for wear, age, obsolescence and availability […]

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Data Logging

Data Logging lifts If you think it would be useful to know precisely how your lifts are performing in terms of their waiting times at each floor (longest and average),  system response time which, is a statistic indicating the time it takes to answer calls e.g. 80% of all calls answered within 30 seconds, 90% […]

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Feasibility Study

Lift Feasibility Study A Lift Feasibility Study is an evaluation to determine the viability of an idea or more usually a project. Relevant knowledge is gathered and possibilities/options are considered taking into account applicable factors such as for example technical issues, cost, time and resource. Then the advantages and disadvantages of each option is analysed […]

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landing Key Pad

Lift Destination Control or Hall Call Allocation Replacing lift car floor buttons with floor buttons on each landing can at first seem an unconventional way to improve lift traffic performance. However, these lift control systems have been around for a long time now and it is universally accepted that they can very significantly improve the […]

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Lift Energy Saving

New lifts can now come with an energy rating certificate but what does this mean, and what can be done about existing lifts?

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BREEAM Credits are available for the installation of energy efficient lifts and escalators

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Are you thinking of increasing the population of your building and worried about the effect on the lift service?

Maybe more people have already moved in

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Maintenance Review

Lift Maintenance Contract Review Lift Maintenance Contracts From our experience most of the contracts we have seen are not performance based i.e. they do not reflect the performance required of the equipment to meet the service levels in the building. A well written contract should equally protect both parties whilst ensuring the appropriate level of […]

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training

For passengers trapped in a lift it can be a distressing experience. If their release takes too long and some passengers have particular conditions

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Lift Performanc

A lift performance survey will look in detail at key aspects of the lift, identifying problems and providing solutions to improve the lift performance. This lift survey is appropriate for all types of lifts but is particularly useful on high traffic intensity lifts where small degradations in lift performance can have a detrimental effect on […]

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signing a contract

Tender Lift Maintenance Contract This starts with a thorough survey of the equipment to find out; What is the condition life, expectancy and serviceability? How does the equipment stand in terms of Code compliance? What is the current level of maintenance of the lifts? A lift maintenance contract is then written factoring in all the […]

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Lift Survey - Lift Regulations Survey

Lift Survey – Lift Regulations Survey The service is very useful if you do not believe that the equipment has been installed or modernised to meet the full Lift Regulations but you do not have the necessary expertise to be sure of this.   Most often associated with recently installed or modernised equipment, this service […]

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Project Management

Lift Contract Administration For major works, having a lift contract in place ensures you are adequately protected. With RICS qualified Members we can undertake the role of Contract Administrator working as a key member of the project team. Below is a brief summary of services we provide as contract administrators.  Provide advice on a suitable […]

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Maintenance Contract Writing

Lift and Escalator Maintenance Contract Writing A well written maintenance contract allows you comfort in the knowledge that your lift service should perform to meet the requirements of your building. This usually commences with a survey to understand the state of the equipment in terms of levels of maintenance and repair, Code compliance and condition. […]

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Analyzing financial data

Lift Project Cost Consultancy The key to effective cost management is to enable clients’ requirements to be detailed and the scope of works fully identified and included within the project cost plan. As Cost Consultants on your lift project we will undertake the following services. Agree outline cost plan and overall budget for the lift […]

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Lift Survey Dilapidations Survey Lifts

Lift Survey – Dilapidations Survey lifts Property Leases have clauses detailing the state the property should be left in when the tenancy expires and the outgoing tenant usually has obligations to bring the property up to the standard it was when the Lease started. This is a dilapidations lift survey undertaken on the equipment on […]

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