Electrical, Lifts & Access
Do you have a lift on your commercial premises? If so, lift maintenance is mandatory under UK regulations. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your lift is functioning safely.
At Robinsons Facilities Services, our expert engineers will carry out professional lift maintenance and repair on your commercial lift across Yorkshire and the UK. We boast a wealth of experience and knowledge of LOLER and PUWER regulations as well as numerous industry accreditations.
If you’d like to learn more about lift maintenance and our specialist lift service, continue reading below.
What Is a Lift Service?
A lift service is a procedure that checks the safety and operation of your lift. This includes an examination of all mechanical and electrical equipment, ensuring you’re legally compliant and that your lift is functioning properly.
A service from one of the top lift maintenance companies may involve:
- Checking the call lights and buttons.
- Inspecting the door operators.
- Examining the safety devices.
- Testing the emergency stop button.
- Checking that the doors open and close correctly.
- Checking that the acceleration and deceleration are correct.
These are just a few examples of what is included in a lift service. Your model and use of lift could play a part.
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Benefits of Regular Lift Maintenance
There are many benefits to having a lift service carried out regularly. These include:
- Ensuring that your lift is safe for use.
- Minimising the risk of breakdowns and potential lift repairs.
- Helping to extend the lifespan of your lift so you can get more years out of it before having to replace it.
- Giving you peace of mind that your lift is compliant with all relevant regulations.
Our expert team of lift engineers can carry out a comprehensive lift service that covers all the essential checks. We will also provide you with a report detailing the condition of your lift and any recommendations for further action.
So, for a reliable and experienced lift maintenance company, contact Robinsons Facilities Services.
Lift Maintenance Regulations UK
If you have a lift on your premises, you must understand lift maintenance regulations PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) and LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations).
LOLER is a regulation that places duties on the owner and operator of a lift. It outlines that most lifting equipment must be inspected every six months. This is to ensure that the lift is functioning correctly and not posing a health and safety risk.
PUWER is a term that has broader requirements for all types of work equipment, not just lifts.
As outlined in the HSE advice, lifting equipment must be checked in the following scenarios:
- Before first use (unless there is a valid Declaration of Conformity made less than 12 months earlier).
- Where it depends on installation or re-installation / assembly at another site.
- Where it is exposed to conditions causing deterioration, liable to result in danger.
Lift Maintenance Yorkshire: Our Services
Trust Robinsons Facilities Services as your go-to lift maintenance specialist. We have decades of experience carrying out lift servicing and repair on all types of lifts and lifting and hoisting equipment.
Choose from our range of cost-effective packages:
Planned Preventative Maintenance
With our Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) package, you’ll never have to worry about lift maintenance again. Our team of expert engineers will work with you to create a bespoke lift maintenance schedule that works for you.
Have year-round peace of mind knowing that our specialist engineers will be on-site for routine checks to keep your business compliant with strict lift regulations.
Reactive Only Service
Need a lift maintenance specialist in a hurry? We’ve got you covered. For a more “as and when” service, we also offer reactive-only repairs and servicing.
We offer fast and efficient response times across Yorkshire and the entire UK.
Emergency Call Outs
Emergency? Count on Robinsons Facilities Services for emergency lift maintenance and repairs. Rest assured that we’ll be there when you need us.
Get In Touch
For all your commercial lift maintenance, repair and servicing needs, contact the experts at Robinsons Facilities Services. Your local, reliable lift maintenance provider.
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Lift Maintenance FAQs
With regular maintenance, you should get up to 25 years out of your commercial lift. Like a car, though, you will likely experience more issues the older it gets.
PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) and LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) are the main regulations covering lifts and their maintenance in the UK.
A duty holder is assigned under LOLER regulations, and this person is responsible for the lift and its safety, including checks and maintenance.
According to UK regulations, regular lift maintenance must occur at least every 6 months.
The cost of lift maintenance typically ranges from around £100 to over £600 depending on the lift in question. A PPM contract is far more cost-effective, starting from as little as £250+VAT per year. Contact us for a free quote.
A typical lift service will take between 1 and 4 hours on average, depending on the size of the lift, its age, the testing required and the need for parts.
Yes, as the business owner, you must keep all maintenance records on file in case of inspection. Our engineers will provide a full report after each service to add to your records.
Look out for signs, such as frequent breakdowns, strange noises, stuck buttons, shaking, door issues, levelling problems or leaks. All of these signal that professional lift maintenance is urgently needed. Call us now for lift servicing.
Finding a reliable local service provider to maintain your lift will give you peace of mind that it’s done safely and in compliance with UK regulations. Robinsons Facilities Services offers a range of lift maintenance services across Yorkshire and the UK.