Lift Modernisation

Lift Modernisations

At Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd our dedicated Lift Modernisations team is ready to discuss your requirements, we have the ability to modernise passenger lifts, goods lifts, platform lifts dumbwaiter lifts and access products.

We have been looking after lifts on a Nationwide basis for over 50 years and assist many customers throughout the UK.

With regular servicing, a lift can last many years. However, once a lift becomes a certain age replacement parts are rare to find and expensive to purchase. That is why a Lift Modernisations would be more cost effective for you in the long run, as well as being cheaper and less time consuming than installing a new lift. With a lift modernisation the reliability of your lift is increased, therefore your organisation can move freely and unrestricted for longer. Your modernised lift will also reduce the costs of maintenance and look more appealing to those who use it.

None of these can happen with out working closely with our fantastic supply Partners, supplying the parts first time on time and offering a wealth of technical knowledge and unprecedented support on jobs large and small anywhere in the Country

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd offer complete lift modernisation packages including:

The turn key solution includes builders-work and electrical work as part of our package. Our intent is to get your lift fully modernised with a new interior and all components within 2 weeks.

Since we only supply and fit open protocol parts we not only give you flexibility on your lift but peace of mind as well.

Some reasons for a lift modernisation are:

  • Current lift does not comply with new regulations.
  • Current lift shows signs of wear and tear.
  • Drains power or is sluggish.
  • Experiencing frequent issues resulting in call outs
Growing The Business

Growing The Business

At Nationwide Lifts we are dedicated to Growing The Business to ensure we can support our customers to the high standards you have come to expect from Nationwide Lifts.

Nationwide Lifts has been Growing The Business throughout 2021 by appointing 3 new Lift Engineers, 1 Service Sales Manager, 1 Credit Control Officer and 1 Service Manager all who bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to the business from all aspects of the industry and will assist with Growing The Business.

As our business continues to grow throughout the years, we will continue to focus on strengthening our team to ensure our customers receive high levels of service.

We will continue with our customer driven focus and strive to offer the best customer service in the industry through our dedicated customer care, we pride ourselves as your partner throughout the entire lifespan of your lift equipment. This on top of our recent acquisition of our New Yorkshire office in Sheffield shows our ambition. All this is backed up with a wealth of knowledge both on the road and in the office so no lift type or manufacturer is a problem whether it is 3am in the morning or 16:59 on a Friday evening we will be your partner through it all.

At Nationwide Lifts and Escalators traditional Lift servicing is at the heart of what we do. During a traditional maintenance visit, rest assured our experienced service engineers carry out a full inspection, test and comprehensive service, and make any appropriate adjustments to ensure optimum performance saving you money in the long run. Our Tailor-made services have been designed to keep your lift operating smoothly and efficiently for years to come.

Please don’t forget to follow us on Linked In to keep up to date with all future developments and content or check out our website at  www.nationwide-lifts.com for more on what can offer.

Lift Maintenance

Lift Maintenance

Nationwide Lifts have secured a Lift Maintenance Agreement with a group of Academies in the Yorkshire area this week.

We will continue with our customer driven focus and strive to offer the best customer service in the industry through our dedicated customer care, we pride ourselves as your partner throughout the entire lifespan of your lift equipment.

This on top of our recent acquisition of our New Yorkshire office in Sheffield shows our ambition. All this is backed up with a wealth of knowledge both on the road and in the office so no lift type or manufacturer is a problem whether it is 3am in the morning or 17:00 on a Friday evening we will be your partner through it all.

At Nationwide Lifts and Escalators traditional Lift servicing is at the heart of what we do. During a traditional maintenance visit, rest assured our experienced service engineers carry out a full inspection, test and comprehensive service, and make any appropriate adjustments to ensure optimum performance saving you money in the long run.

We can tailor Lift Maintenance to suit clients requirements. We can offer standard contracts or comprehensive solutions for your lift servicing. We always take into consideration the type of equipment, usage, age and clients budgets before we agree the best way forward for your Lift Maintenance solution.

By having the right Lift engineers and the correct Lift Maintenance regime in place, this will save you money, hassle and downtime for all your lifts.

Please contact us if we can help further with your Lift Maintenance Agreement on our free phone number 0800 599 9177 alternatively you can email us at head.office@nationwide-lifts.com.

 

Constructionline Gold

Constructionline Gold Status

I am very pleased to announce that Nationwide Lifts have been awarded Constructionline Gold Status

Constructionline Gold status opens up greater opportunities within the Lift industry by being verified as Pas 91 and achieving common assessment standard

Health and Safety comes as a priority  to Nationwide lifts with no record of Accident of incident for over 1000 days its something we are very proud of.

Being contructionline Gold verified is of interest to many of our buyers, with Gold membership including further validation checks using an enhanced prequalification questionnaire that goes beyond PAS 91. our  company’s credentials for environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies have all been verified to the highest standard.  Some of these policies form part of the Cabinet Office Selection Questionnaire (SQ), which the public sector is expected to comply with.

At Nationwide Lifts & Escalators, we put Health and Safety as the number one priority in anything we do. The health & safety of our clients, engineers and staff is of huge importance to Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd and with our competence, professionalism and industry experience we ensure health and safety is never compromised.

At Nationwide Lifts & Escalators, we put Health and Safety at the fore front of everything we do and as such we would never compromise the safety of any party. The team at Nationwide Lifts & Escalators are well aware of their obligations under current legislation and every aspect of our work will be safely managed.

Every aspect of lift maintenance, lift repair or lift upgrade / refurbishment is subject to our safety management system to ensure our works are carried out with risks minimised.

We offer a nationwide service for all your Lift Maintenance, Lift Repair or Lift Modernisation requirements. We also offer the complete range of new lifts and full turn key packages that include lift removal, builders work and electrical work.

With offices located across the United Kingdom, we are able to provide a fully comprehensive package to all our clients. We also offer lift modernisations nationwide whether it is a new lift interior you need, new doors or the bits you might not see (control systems, hydraulics, motors) – we have a solution for you.

We have a comprehensive understanding of all health and safety legislation which relates to lift engineering works including but not limited to;

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • The Lift Regulations 1997
  • BS7255 (Safe working on lifts)
  • BS EN81-1 &2, BS EN81-28, BS EN 81-58, BS 5655
  • Undertaking risk assessments in line with the Management Regulations.
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  • Provision and use of work equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Quality Assurance 9001
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations
  • CDM Regulations
Growth

Growth

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”

Growth is what 2020 has been about for Nationwide Lifts from a small office to approaching 20 staff , more engineers on the road more engaged  and hungry office staff. None of this is by accident it is only by working together and focus that breeds success.

2021 is going to be another year of growth for us and  we are delighted to announce the appointment of Suzanne Lisle who has joined Nationwide Lifts & Escalators as Service Director.

Suzanne comes to us with a great deal of Lift Industry Knowledge, as well as a vast amount of experience in Sales & Operations. As our business continues to grow, we will continue to focus on strengthening our team to ensure our customers receive high levels of service.

We will continue with our customer driven focus and strive to offer the best customer service in the industry through our dedicated customer care, we pride ourselves as your partner throughout the entire lifespan of your lift equipment. This on top of our recent acquisition of our New Yorkshire office in Sheffield shows our ambition. All this is backed up with a wealth of knowledge both on the road and in the office so no lift type or manufacturer is a problem whether it is 3am in the morning or 16:59 on a Friday evening we will be your partner through it all.

At Nationwide Lifts and Escalators traditional Lift servicing is at the heart of what we do. During a traditional maintenance visit, rest assured our experienced service engineers carry out a full inspection, test and comprehensive service, and make any appropriate adjustments to ensure optimum performance saving you money in the long run. Our Tailor-made services have been designed to keep your lift operating smoothly and efficiently for years to come

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

The first Blog of 2021 and it finds us again in Lockdown 3.0 but this time with light at the end of the tunnel in the way of the vaccine, I’m very excited to see what March brings and the doors being eased open to a real New Year. There is no doubt things have changed and our High street will never be the same as it was, as the armchair economy shines through with people moving to everything on line and being delivered straight from the screen to there doorstep. I can see the High street turning into a new young vibrant place and have no doubt it will come back and thrive.

With a lot of offices closed and the hospitality industry shut down and a lot of homeworking for the time being, the return to the workplace will see a lot of lifts that haven’t moved for extended periods but there is light at the end of the tunnel

Like a car a lifts left for long period will need a bit of TLC before they expected to run multiple times an hour, If you leave your car parked on the drive for weeks on end and expect it to start it is likely it will struggle. The tires might be flat, the battery ran out of charge the handbrake stuck on the brakes Seized  – so to prevent any issues you might go for a 15-minute drive in it every week or so.

The same principle applies for a lift. On a hydraulic lift, buffers compress and ropes stretch the ram can creep, buffers compress and oil becomes cold. On traction lifts it means ropes can flatten where the counterweight hasn’t moved . And on both drive types guide rollers can become damaged.

If at the beginning of lockdown you switched it off, then, unfortunately without checking the lift over you don’t know what breakdowns your going to walk into when you put it back in service

Nationwide Lifts are offering a FREE site survey and quote  to make you aware of any issues and that might arise and repairs you will need to put the lift back in action across the whole of the UK and an interim service to make sure your lift is in tip top condition ready for when your doors open.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd provide traditional lift maintenance across the UK. We can offer preventative planned packages for all types of passenger lifts, goods lifts, platform lifts, dumbwaiters, stairlifts and all types of access products. With over 50 years of experience, we have serviced and maintained all types of lift equipment Nationwide.

Winter Lift Maintenance

Winter Lift Maintenance

Winter Lift Maintenance

Lifts are the workhorse in transporting people and goods within your organisation and in winter they  can be affected by the changes in the weather. There are a few components and extra measures to take for your lift to limit disruption during the winter all taken care of with Nationwide Lifts traditional lift maintenance giving your winter lift maintenance an extra little boost.

Sills
As people are walking in from the outside, it is likely that snow and grit will travel in with them. When they use the lifts, the snow will melt and the grit will be left behind which can clog up the sills and prevent the door from opening and closing making the lift unable to travel from floor to floor. Removing any grit and water will make sure that does not happen.

Lubrication                                                                                                                                                                                         The cold dry air can affect the lubrication on the guide rails of the lift, affecting the efficiency of your lift(s) and their overall performance. Lubrication will reduce the friction between the guide rails and the lift during operation. Another way of reducing friction is keeping the hydraulics between 29°C – 35°C, which is their ideal temperature.

Consistent Temperatures
If there is a drastic change in temperature from inside the lift to the shaft then condensation can build up. This moisture can then find its way to electrical components and cause component failure and the shutting down of the lift, resulting in disruption within your organisation.

Climate Control
An alternative to having a climate-controlled lift car is to park it on a floor which has climate control when the lift is not in use. If the building is located in a cold area make sure there is enough insulation in the machine room, especially for the hoist way and tank, and that all the insulation is intact.

In case of a power cut during the harsh weather, your lift’s batteries should be fully charged so that people can still move around and nobody gets trapped in a lift, limiting disruption and costs.

Regular maintenance of your lifts can reduce future disruption within your organisation by covering all the bases to ensure the efficient smooth running of your lifts by remedying any issues before they become too costly and big.
Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd can provide maintenance for your lifts with our in-house engineers who carry out their work with professionalism and to the high standards required by the industry.

illusion of Control

Illusion of Control

Illusion of control: Why the world is full of buttons that don’t work

Have you ever pressed the pedestrian button at a crossing and wondered if it really worked? Or hit the “close door” button in an Lift, while suspecting that it may, in fact, have no effect whatsoever? You’re not alone, and you may be right. The world is full of buttons that don’t actually do anything. They’re sometimes called “placebo buttons” — buttons that are mechanically sound and can be pushed, but provide no functionality. Like placebo pills, however, these buttons may still serve a purpose, according to Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist who pioneered a concept known as the “illusion of control.” “They do have a psychological effect,” she said in a phone interview. “Taking some action leads people to feel a sense of control over a situation, and that feels good, rather than just being a passive bystander. “Doing something typically feels better than doing nothing

The button you find at traffic lights will only light up the ‘Wait’ signal but it is down to an algorithm to change the lights. When there are many cars it will choose the least congested time to change to amber then red, which is why you may find yourself waiting an eternity for them to change so you can cross.

With thermostats in an office the heat may be getting too much for you so you go and turn it down not realising that it is most likely a dummy thermostat. By turning it down it is believed to give you a placebo effect as you think you have had an impact on the temperature and begin to believe you are cooling down.

These things aren’t just limited to buttons however, many devices emit artificial noises to reassure the user that the device is operating as it should. An example of this is Skype, when a call goes silent a pre-recorded noise such as a car door slamming will be emitted to tell the users that the call is still active and hasn’t been dropped.

Unlike these other placebo buttons, the ‘Close Door’ you’ll possibly find in a lift is real and will close the doors quicker, in the UK anyway. In the USA they are false since they have a disability law that states the doors must be open for a certain amount of time before closing.

The buttons that are fake are designed to provide the feeling of control over the action you are preforming. It was found that control is a reassuring feeling over the course of your actions throughout the day and provides you with a sense of safety so these measures were implemented.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd provide lifts that meet all the relevant safety legislation and our in-house engineers conduct their work to the high standards of the industry with professionalism. No matter the lift you have we will ensure it is safe for all and all the buttons will work.

Ending intiers

Ending in Tiers

As the month-long lockdown ends in England counties are once again put back into corresponding Tiers, based off of total number of Covid-19 cases in an area, the number of cases in the over-60s, the rate at which cases are rising or falling, the proportion of test results coming back positive and the pressure on the NHS to combat the spread of Covid-19 and going back to everything ending in tiers.

The measures against non-essential businesses are eased to allow for businesses such as hairdressers, gyms, nail bars and shops to reopen for the Christmas period. Sporting events in Tiers 1 and 2 can go ahead with spectators of 4,000 or 50% capacity, whichever is smaller, in Tier 1 and 2,000 or 50% capacity, whichever is smaller, in Tier 2. The hospitality industry is still affected by restrictions, affecting opening times and the serving of alcohol.

Hopefully the end to lockdowns and everything ending in tiers will go. With a vaccine passing trials and ready to be distributed to the vulnerable it may only be a few more months of restrictions to tackle the spread of the virus until we can enjoy a pint and see our mates and loved ones as we used to.

These eases in restrictions are no doubt a step forward for the local and national economies as well as helping with loneliness at the most giving time of the year as three households will be able to meet indoors between the 23rd and 27th of December. However, these leniencies must be respected because if Covid-19 cases increase then we will likely be put in another lockdown and halt the progress made by businesses over the Christmas period as well as extending the time spent under restrictions.

Here at Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd we are more than happy to support you and your organisation with any lifting requirements you may have. We aim to see you and your organisation rebuild and repair for the bright future ahead with our lifts or lifting services providing you with a reliable and efficient service within your organisation.

Major Modernisation

Major Modernisation

Just this week we have handed over a major modernisation to a Hydraulic passenger lift for a Residential Care Home in Cumbria which is looking fantastic and functioning without a squeak much to the delight of the staff and residents causing minimum disruption to the every day life of the residents.

With regular servicing a lift can last many years. However, once a lift becomes a certain age replacement parts are rare to find and expensive to purchase. That is why a lift modernisation would be more cost effective for you in the long run as well as being cheaper and less time consuming than installing a new lift. With a lift modernisation the reliability of your lift is increased, therefore your organisation can move freely and unrestricted for longer. Your modernised lift will also reduce the costs of maintenance and look more appealing to those who use it.

None of these can happen with out working closely with our fantastic supply Partners Shorts Lifts, supplying the parts first time on time and offering a wealth of technical knowledge and unprecedented support on jobs large and small anywhere in the Country

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd offer complete lift modernisation packages including:

The turn key solution includes builders-work and electrical work as part of our package. Our intent is to get your lift fully modernised with a new interior and all components within 2 weeks.

Since we only supply and fit open protocol parts we not only give you flexibility on your lift but peace of mind as well.

Some reasons for a lift modernisation are:

  • Current lift does not comply with new regulations.
  • Current lift shows signs of wear and tear.
  • Drains power or is sluggish.
  • Experiencing frequent issues resulting in call outs