Installation of Lifts

Installation of Lifts

Whether you’re managing the installation of lifts for a business enterprise, the retail environment or a residential home, it’s unlikely you’ll know too much about the process you’re about to embark on. That’s why it’s important that you work with a lift installation company that has a solid reputation and an appropriate range of experience.

FAQs About the Installation of Lifts

Tower Lifts engineers have listed the top 5 questions clients ask when contemplating a lift installation:

1. What Kind of Lift Should I Install?

The most basic questions are the best as far as we’re concerned. There’s a whole range of lifts available, and we work with our clients to ensure they get the equipment that serves their specific requirements:

  • Passenger Lift

  • Fire Evacuation Lift – a passenger lift that can switch – in the event of fire – to firefighter controls

  • Wheelchair Lift – installed to enhance access for wheelchair users

  • Platform Lift – these do not require a lift shaft, and can provide disabled access in homes, or retail settings

  • Home Lift – installed in residential settings, often in order to provide disabled access
  • Goods Lift
  • Scenic Lift – a glass-fronted lift that offers passengers an unrivalled view of a city, landscape, or architectural feature
  • Bespoke Platform Lift – designed by lift engineers to provide a specific business solution, or to overcome an architectural challenge.

2. How Disruptive is the Installation of Lifts?

This is an excellent question, and one that is equally important for domestic or commercial clients to ask. The answer depends on the kind of lift we’re installing. A platform lift installation is much quicker and less intrusive because it doesn’t require a lift shaft. Tower Lift engineers work closely with clients to schedule to work flexibly, and work efficiently, in order to minimise the disruption to business or home life.

3. Are you Experienced in the Installation of Lifts?

We never take offence when we’re asked this question, because it’s absolutely critical that it should be asked. Any lift installation company you work with should be able to demonstrate, through case studies, accreditations, and references, that they have experience in delivering the kind of project you are asking them to take on.

4. How do I Know the Lift Will be Safe, and Reliable?

Your provider should be able to answer this question with a detailed and comprehensive response.  Lift design takes into account the load they will be required to bear, the frequency of use. Every lift should be fitted with an alarm system for use in the event of an emergency. Once installed, the lift owner or manager becomes responsible for regular inspections in compliance with LOLER and PUWER regulations.

5. How Often is Lift Maintenance Needed?

Lift maintenance should be carried our regularly. The precise schedule (usually annually, or bi-annually) will be dependent on the volume of passengers/goods and the frequency of use. Your provider will probably suggest a lift maintenance contract. This is normally tailored to your specific requirements, and should include emergency breakdown cover to ensure prompt repair and recovery should you encounter a problem.

Professional Installation of Lifts

Tower Lifts has been providing the design and installation of residential, commercial and industrial lifts for almost 2 decades now. We work across the UK, and internationally, and are leaders in the provision of bespoke lifts for all sectors.

If you’re considering installing a domestic or commercial lift, take a look at Tower Lifts’ FAQs about the installation of lifts. For more info, call us on 01525 601099