Lift Service & Maintenance to PUWER standards

Lift owners/building managers are responsible for and have a duty to ensure their lift is safe to use, a crucial part of this is having the correct maintenance/service duties carried out. Safe Working Lifts Ltd carry out servicing and maintenance duties to PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) standards.

PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) places responsibilities on businesses and organisations to ensure equipment such as lifts are maintained and kept in safe working order. A lift maintenance contract from Safe Working Lifts Ltd will ensure this and our extremely experienced team will keep your lift running smoothly. In the unexpected event that you do experience a lift breakdown you can trust our quick response to rectify and repair your lift.

Below are some typical examples of questions we are asked when it comes to lift service contracts, the type of lift service & maintenance we offer, and types of lifts we work on. We will of course be more than happy to accommodate any specific requirements, and answer any questions that may not covered in the selection below.

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Preventative Maintenance Schedule

Safe Working Lifts have trained engineers carrying out our maintenance duties in accordance with manufacturers guidelines, and are also accredited by BSI, CHAS, Altius and EEA (European Elevator Association) to ensure all maintenance duties are carried out safely and correctly.

A experienced and trusted lift company can make all the difference to your lift, with the correct preventative lift maintenance your lift will run smoother, safely, reliably, and may even increase the lifespan of your lift. To find out more about the lift service contracts we offer please get in touch.

See ‘Simple Guidance for Lift Owners’ document attached for more information.

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All Manufacturers and Types of Lifts Covered

Safe Working Lifts Ltd can cater for all types of lift and lifting equipment maintenance needs.

This includes:

  • Passenger lifts – (hydraulic, traction and Motor Room Less)
  • Goods lifts/dumbwaiters
  • Platform Lifts
  • Stairlifts
  • Hoists

All maintenance is offered regardless of age or manufacturer. We also offer the option to tie your maintenance contract in with LOLER inspections by a certified third party that Safe Working Lifts work alongside.

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Safe Working Lifts Ltd work to a planned preventative service maintenance schedule. This helps us to identify and rectify potential issues before they occur and inform our clients of any parts that need replacing due to wear and tear, therefore reducing the risk of any lift downtime.

Think of your lift as if it was a car. Lift service visits are the servicing, whereas LOLER examinations are the MOT.

PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) places responsibilities on businesses and organisations to ensure equipment such as lifts are maintained and kept in safe working order.

Lift owners/building managers are responsible for and have a duty to ensure their lift is safe to use, a crucial part of this is having the correct maintenance/service duties carried out.

Having your lift serviced is a legal requirement, but frequency of maintainence vists depend on on a few factors, these include the type of lift, number of floors served, and type of use it is subjected to. When deciding upon a service schedule you should remember that servicing is about preventative maintenance, so in theory more service visits should result in a more reliable lift.

As a general guide we recommend at least 4 service visits per year for passenger lifts.

For heavier used lifts such as hotels, hospitals and large office buildings we recommend between 6-12 visits per year.

For other types of lift including platforms, stairlifts and more please contact us for our recommendations.

Lift maintenance/service visits broadly include inspection, adjustments, lubrication, safety checks and general cleaning of many areas of the lift, including:

  • Lift motor room
  • Control panel/components
  • Lift car/cabin interior
  • Push buttons (car and landings)
  • Emergency communication system
  • Levelling checks at every floor
  • Top of lift car/cabin
  • Lift pit and many other areas.

For all contracted clients of ours we carry out an annual ‘site survey and lift condition report’ free of charge, this is an extremely in-depth survey that covers a multitude of items.

From this we will then provide our customers with a full quote with requirements to bring your lift up to current standards, and recommendations we feel could benefit them.

Yes, if you are a lift owner or someone responsible for the safe operation of a lift used at work, such as a facilities manager or supervisor, you are a ‘duty holder’ under LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998).

This means that if you are the duty holder you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the lift is thoroughly examined (LOLER) and that it is safe for everyone to use.

For more information visit our LOLER page.

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