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Lifting & Hoisting Equipment

Robinsons Facilities Services is one of Yorkshire’s leading lifting and hoisting equipment services providers. 

Our accredited engineers maintain and inspect lifting equipment and hoists across a number of industries. With years of experience, we offer prompt and reliable services from a name you can trust. What’s more, we provide expert advice to ensure your commercial property meets UK regulatory compliance standards.

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According to the HSE guidelines and a requirement of PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998), lifting and hoisting equipment must remain safe for use.  

That means you must test your equipment either bi-annually or annually, depending on the LOLER Approved Code of Practice.


Types of Lifting and Hoisting Equipment

Our fully certified engineers work with a range of hoists and serve diverse industries.

Here are some examples of the lifting and hoisting equipment we maintain.

Ceiling Hoists

A ceiling hoist system is a type of overhead crane. It consists of a beam that is mounted to the ceiling. Usually, the beam has two trolleys, one at each end, that lift and transport items. This type of hoist offers a safe and reliable way to move or reposition patients.

Ceiling Hoist System

A ceiling hoist system is an integrated system that includes the ceiling hoist, lifting slings, and ancillary items. In addition, there is a wide range of overhead hoists and ceiling track hoists on the market, so you can choose the best solution for your needs.

Gantry Hoists

A gantry hoist is a type of crane supported by legs or frames running along a rail or track. The track can be either overhead or ground level. A gantry hoist system is a flexible and reliable solution for smoothly transferring patients. What’s more, many gantry hoisting systems offer curtain systems to maintain privacy.

Mobile Hoists

A mobile hoist is a type of crane that is mounted on a vehicle, such as a truck or trailer, for the sake of portability.

Bath Hoists

Bath hoists sit on the outside of bath tub, lifting the user from above and lowering them into the bath. As such, they’re a common solution in care homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.

We can attach a bath hoist to the floor or ceiling, depending on the layout of your property. You can choose from a manual or powered hoist. 

Passenger Lifts

A passenger lift transports people up and down a vertical lift shaft. You can choose from a range of cabin sizes to suit the capacity of your lift. 

What’s more, passenger lifts come with a range of lifting mechanisms, such as pneumatic, traction, and hydraulic methods. Most multi-storey business premises have at least one passenger lift.

Disabled access lifts

The term ‘disabled lift’ covers a range of lifting equipment that transports people with mobility issues. For example, wheelchair lifts and platform lifts. You can commonly install this type of list in vehicles as well as buildings.

Goods Lifts

You can find goods lifts in most commercial buildings, especially catering establishments, retail, and warehouses. They move goods and heavy loads between floors, ensuring smooth operations and reducing the risk of workplace injuries.

Stair Lifts

Stairlifts offer a safe and efficient way to help people with limited mobility get up and down stairs. They are a common fixture in residential properties, care homes, and other commercial premises. 

Need advice on the best lifting equipment for your premises? Speak to our team today.


Lifting and Hoisting Equipment Maintenance: Our Services

Servicing your lifting equipment is essential to ensure the comfort and safety of your patients or customers. It’s also vital that your hoisting system complies with British Health and Safety regulations. With so much at stake, choosing a reputable lifting equipment maintenance provider is key.

We offer a range of lifting and hoisting equipment maintenance services, these include:

  • Equipment audits.
  • Inspection for wear and signs of defects.
  • Risk assessments.
  • Nondestructive testing (dependent on risk assessment).

We can also design a schedule of inspection and testing, routinely carry this out, and implement corrective actions.

During our lifting and hoisting equipment checks, our competent and experienced team will perform checks on the condition of the equipment, including:

  • The structure of the equipment
  • The control systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Operating mechanisms

Are you looking for hoist maintenance services in Yorkshire? Give us a call today at 01423 226578.


How Often Do I Need To Check Lifting and Hoisting Equipment?

Regular servicing of your lifting and hoisting equipment can prevent accidents and legal issues.

Therefore, it’s important to understand how often to schedule maintenance checks. This depends on whether you use your lifting equipment for people or items.

If it’s for transporting people, you must service your system every six months. On the other hand, if your hoisting system is used to lift items, you should service it every year.

These timescales are in line with PUWER and LOLER regulations. Our engineers will provide you with the necessary proof that a competent individual has checked and inspected the systems on a regular basis. That way, you can stay compliant and avoid accidents.

Aside from regular checkups, be sure to contact a professional hoist maintenance company if you notice any signs of damage. This could include strange noises, broken elements, or a change in performance.

Is it time for a service? Get a free maintenance quote now.


Lifting and Hoisting Equipment Installation Yorkshire

As well as maintenance and lift repair, we also install your lifting and hoisting equipment. From bath hoists to complex gantry hoist systems, our skilled engineers are up to the task.

We understand the importance of keeping your workplace safe and compliant with regulations, so our team is on hand to answer any questions you may have about our services.


Lifting and Hoisting Equipment Yorkshire: Why Choose Us?

With decades of industry experience, we pride ourselves on being one of Yorkshire’s leading providers of lifting equipment services. Whether you need to install a hoisting system or schedule maintenance for your existing equipment. 

Here’s what you can expect when you trust Robinsons Facilities Services:

  • Rapid response times across Yorkshire
  • Highly trained, local engineers
  • Flexible maintenance packages
  • Unrivalled industry experience
  • Competitive pricing

Book a free site survey to discuss the best lifting and hoisting equipment maintenance services for your business.

Lifting & Hoisting Equipment FAQs

Yes, under UK law, unless the equipment has a valid Declaration of Conformity issued within the last 12 months. If it was assembled on-site, it must be examined by a competent person.

HSE describes this as “someone who has appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience of the equipment”. Training should be considered when it comes to assessing somebody’s competence.

Yes, a full risk assessment should be carried out for all instances of using a hoist, prioritising the safety of staff and individuals involved in the hoisting process.

BS7121 is the British Standard Code of Practice for the “Safe Use of Cranes”. As such, you should ensure your lifting equipment follows the best practices covered in this standard.

A LOLER checklist is a document that ensures lifting equipment is reliable and safe to use. Site managers, area supervisors, and designated “competent persons” use LOLER checklists to maintain workplace safety.

The cost of installing a ceiling track hoisting system varies greatly depending on the complexity of the job, the type of hoist, and whether it connects to other systems. As such, we recommend contacting providers directly to get an accurate quote.

Finding a reliable local service provider to install your hoisting system will give you peace of mind that it’s done safely and in compliance with UK regulations. Robinsons Facilities Services offers a range of installation and maintenance services across Yorkshire

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