Lift Maintenance in London
Tower Lifts are the leading providers of lift repairs and lift maintenance in London. Our experienced team of lift engineers and mechanics will ensure that your lifts remain operational, efficient, quiet and most importantly — safe to use.
A faulty lift may become noisy, unreliable, slow or in the worst case scenario, it can endanger passengers. Lifts require a routine maintenance schedule to perform their best and comply with the necessary safety regulations.
Our lift repair and maintenance service will repair any existing problems that your lifts may have, then develop a lift servicing schedule that perfectly matches your lift
The lift servicing schedule will be appropriate for your lift’s operation conditions, age, usage, overall condition, date of manufacture and mechanical components.
How Often Does a Lift Need Maintenance?
There are some very strict guidelines regarding the construction and maintenance of lifts in the United Kingdom. The article Lift manufacture and installation: responsibilities and regulations highlights some of the key responsibilities for lift manufacturers, lift importers and lift installers in the United Kingdom.
Lifts must be designed to meet certain quality guidelines as well as relevant health and safety guidelines. If a manufacturer or lift company installs a lift that does not comply with the applicable quality and safety guidelines, they may be prosecuted.
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) sets out some requirements for proper lift maintenance. The UK Health and Safety Executive has an informative page explaining the regulations that affect passenger lifts and a handy pamphlet entitled Thorough examination and testing of lifts (PDF) to help lift owners understand their obligations.
It states that all lifts used in work activities “must be thoroughly examined by a competent person at regular intervals”. The building owner or property manager is the duty holder who has a legal obligation to ensure it’s thoroughly examined and safe to use.
A “thorough examination” is “a systematic and detailed examination of the lift and all its associated equipment by a competent person”.
When performing such an evaluation, Tower Lift’s technicians consider all aspects of the lift including how the lift is used, the frequency of use, age and condition, and the weight of loads to be lifted.
In addition to examinations by an accredited lift technician, the lift may be tested and inspected by third parties to ensure it is performing well, it is safe to use and it has the necessary safety features.
Some of the components which a safety examination will look at include landing and car doors, gearing, main drive system components, governors, safety gear, suspension ropes, suspension chains, overload detection devices, electrical devices and braking systems.
The responsibilities of the duty holder include:
- Maintaining the lift so that it is safe to use
- Selecting and instructing the competent person
- Ensuring that the lift is examined at statutory intervals (every 6 or 12 months) or in accordance with an examination scheme drawn up by a competent person
- Keeping the competent person informed of any changes in the lift operating conditions which may affect the risk assessment
- Making relevant documentation available to the competent person, eg manufacturer’s instructions and maintenance records
- Acting promptly to remedy any defects
- Ensuring that all documentation complies with the Regulations; and
- Record keeping.
Tower Lifts will ensure that all regulatory obligations are met and your lift runs safely and efficiently
Lift Repairs and Maintenance Performed by Tower Lifts
We perform a wide range of lift repairs and maintenance ranging from basic services through to complete lift refurbishments.
Our lift maintenance services include:
- Regular oiling and lubrication of moving parts
- Lift engine maintenance
- Protective coating refurbishment
- Lift cable maintenance
- Lift communication maintenance
- Lift cabin maintenance
- Maintenance on electrical wiring and control panels
- Lift counterweight adjustment
- Cabin door maintenance
- Lift safety control maintenance
We also perform lift safety regulation compliance audits in London
Why Choose Tower Lifts for Lift Maintenance in London?
We specialise in performing lift maintenance in London and have experience working on a wide variety of lift installations throughout the city. Our engineers and lift technicians can perform lift repairs and maintenance on any type of lift in commercial, industrial or residential locations.
Tower Lifts have full accreditation under the requirements of The Lifts Regulations 1997 by BIS – Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
Our technicians can make sure your lift continues to operation efficiently and that you are on top of any regulatory requirements.
If you are interested in learning more about lift maintenance in London, please contact our friendly staff today on 01525 601099