The Benefits of a platform lift

The benefits of a Platform Lift

The benefits of a platform lift  speak for them selves ,For people with limited mobility, a single stair can become an obstacle that limits independence, but this does not have to be the case. If you are a wheelchair user exploring the benefit of a Platform lift  empower you to stay in your home, rest assured that there are solutions available to you.

The installation of a Platform lift can provide the means to access every level in a multiple-story home. As a result, you will enjoy a greater level of independence while living under your own roof. For single-level homes, where entry requires a step up from the garage or entryway, a vertical platform lift may be your best bet. The benefits of a Platform lift speak for them selves.

A unique mobility product, a platform lift, provides a safe, convenient way to access your home. Unlike a typical passenger lift pit depth requirement are minimal, so a unit can usually be installed more quickly than lift and installed virtually anywhere in the home space allowing. 

To meet your specific needs and preferences, appearance and functionality, platform lifts can be finished with virtually any colour you wish and can include solid, powder-coated steel or plexiglass. Unlike a passenger lift, constant pressure on the call button is required when calling the lift to the appropriate landing and when a passenger sends the lift to the desired level. Optional features may include an hands free phone, emergency platform lights and standby power in case of a power outage. The vertical platform lift can be a cost-effective solution to your accessibility needs.

All of our platform lifts and step lifts are open protocol which means that any company can service or repair our products in the future. We offer a large range of platform lifts and step lifts but also offer fully bespoke solutions from 250kg up to 1000kg.

Our platform lift range is fully compliant with European machine directive 2006/42/EC and is ideal where disabled access is required but space or budget restricts using a passenger lift. Our platform lift range offers our clients many features and benefits including:-

  • No lift shaft required (comes with own enclosure and structure)
  • No lift pit required (ramp or 50mm recess)
  • Reduced headroom space (within normal ceiling space)
  • Smaller footprint than passenger lift products
  • Quick Delivery (6 weeks)
  • Quick Installation (2 to 3 days)
  • Quiet and energy efficient
  • Runs on single phase power only
  • Single touch controls on landings (continuous pressure in cabin)
  • Various platform sizes available to suit all projects
  • European machine directive 2006/42/EC compliance

We offer a proven screw and nut drive system that is low energy and completely self-contained, meaning machine rooms or extra space is not required.

We have many years of experience of supplying this platform lift range and still have many of our installations in our service portfolio nationwide including Scotland, the North East, Yorkshire, the North West, the Midlands, the Home Counties, London and the South.

 

 

Passenger and Platform Lifts

Passenger and Platform lifts

After a recent win for Nationwide Lifts for a National Care home chain we thought we put together a few tips on staying safe in Passenger and Platform lifts during these uncertain times .

Passenger and Platform lifts are small enclosed spaces where people must stand very close together. They are also an essential mode of transport for people who cannot use the stairs easily, especially in critical settings like Nursing Homes. We have put together tips for lift use whilst social distancing because of the recent Covid 19 pandemic

While many of us in the UK are currently facing fresh movement restrictions, there are Buildings that that need to stay operational. For example, hospitals and care homes  where people and supplies must always be able to move efficiently within and between floors,

By following the tips below, you can help stop the spread of the Virus in your Building and place of work

  1. Regular cleaning of touchable lift surfaces

It is always good practice to keep surfaces cleaned regularly. We would recommend extra cleaning efforts so that handrails, lift walls and Buttons are disinfected regularly.

  1. Avoid direct contact with landing and lift car buttons To avoid the spread of Covid 19 from landing and lift push buttons, it is practice not to touch with your bare fingers, instead use  a gloved finger, or something else such as a pen If you need to use your bare hands, remember to wash them with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  1. For passenger carrying lifts practice social distancing and avoid crowds 

If you cannot maintain a two-metre distance with other people in the lift then be patient and wait for the next one or consider taking the stairs instead if you can. Ideally, it is best to travel in the lift /elevator cabin on your own or people from you own household to avoid spread.

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.

We offer traditional lift maintenance that allows our experienced lift engineers more time to look after your lifts on site. By offering the right lift service, our engineers can help cut down on call-outs, breakdowns and costs. By spending more time on an individual lift it allows our engineers to prevent issues happening in the future. We do not believe in giving our engineers huge rounds to complete each day as this can cut back on quality and time on site.

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.

Please contact if we can help further on head.office@nationwide-lifts.com or call us on FREEPHONE 0800 599 9177. We can offer all types of lift service and maintenance work throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

 

 

 

Property Management

Property Management

The business of Property Management never stopped and occupies a central place in the heart of the Crisis, ensuring the day to day and financial management of buildings in this period open or not.

Soon followed a series of businesses coming to a full standstill and doors where shut some permanently, and others having to rely on homeworking and furloughs to survive the uncertain times.

The first announcement for a country wide lockdown in Europe came on 9th March in Italy. Other countries soon followed, with Spain, France, Belgium and the UK being amongst many to ask people to stay indoors.

Faced with an unprecedented situation, Property Management had to react quickly in order to ensure work was able to continue and so have we at Nationwide Lifts taking into account the nature of the business  bringing in measures to protect our customers and staff and the most vulnerable in the community such as the Care Environment.

We work to Liaise with people on site and work alongside the property teams to ensure vital servicing and repairs are carried out while working within Government Guidelines

Lifts will always need servicing and lifts will always need repairs and we will continue to work with all our customers to provide a Safe service to the highest Standards .

We appreciate times are tough and the priority is to stay well which is our priority as well but if contracts are coming up for renewal, we can make great cost saving which at these unprecedented times can make a big impact on your bottom line.

UK Business is at our heart and will continue to provide the best personal service to all of our customers and all future customers in a safe and reliable way.

Please contact if we can help further on head.office@nationwide-lifts.com or call us on FREEPHONE 0800 599 9177. We can offer all types of lift service and maintenance work throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

 

Modernisation

Modernisation.

An old lift does not necessarily need replacing in its entirety, in fact, doing so may be extremely difficult due to the design or layout of the existing lift installation and the Building . Instead, you can have a Lift Modernisation . What does this involve ?

Lifts which are properly serviced and maintained can last years and tend to have a longer life cycle than most if not all other forms of transportation. it’s not uncommon to be servicing existing passenger lifts that are over 25 years old.

However, like any electrical and mechanical equipment, a lift eventually needs to be replaced or thoroughly updated. It may be more difficult to find spare parts for an old lift, so it may be out of order for a longer time causing issues and delays on your site.

In the case of an existing lift installation it should not be assumed that the equipment complies with all current regulations and/or standards. This is particularly unlikely in the event of equipment that is over ten years of age.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd also offer complete lift modernisation packages. We can offer lift controller replacements, lift interior upgrades, hydraulic replacements, door upgrades or replacement lift doors.

We also offer the complete turn key solution for our clients by offering builders-work and electrical work as part of our package. So when you are not wanting the upheaval of a full lift replacement, a lift modernisation solution from us is a good idea. We can often get your lift fully modernised with a new interior and all components within 2 weeks.

We only supply and fit open protocol parts to any lift repairs or modernisations. This gives the client flexibility on their lifts but also peace of mind on future works.

We believe by having the right company and right engineers as your service provider, then you can cut down on call-outs, downtime and ultimately cost.

Contact us if we can help at all for any lift repair work or Lift Modernisation work. You can get in touch by emailing us at head.office@nationwide-lifts.com or FREEPHONE 0800 599 9177

Lift contracts in Cumbria

Nationwide lifts have won several Lift contracts in Cumbria. We completed a FREE site survey, including a risk assessment for the client, who is a well know FM company. The client accepted our standard maintenance contract which was for 4 visits per annum.

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.

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.

Our lift engineers have experience in servicing and repair work for all types of lifts.

We currently have lift maintenance contracts in place nationwide for hydraulic lifts, traction lifts, platform lifts, dumbwaiters, step lifts, chain driven lifts and hoists. We look after many exciting sites with various passenger lifts, goods lifts and platform lifts as part of our current portfolio. With some excellent reference sites and reference customers in the UK, we have grown our business via repeat work and word of mouth from these customers.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd can also do LOLER inspections for clients throughout the UK

The Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operations Regulations (often abbreviated to LOLER) place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This includes all businesses and organisations whose employees use lifting equipment, whether owned by them or not. In most cases, lifting equipment is also work equipment so the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) will also apply hence why it’s imperative to have a maintenance agreement in place with Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd.

All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner.

LOLER also requires that all equipment used for lifting is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and, in many cases, subject to statutory periodic thorough examination. Records must be kept of all thorough examinations and any defects found must be reported to both the person responsible for the equipment and the relevant enforcing authority.

Please contact us if we can help you with your Lift contracts in Cumbria or on head.office@nationwide-lifts.com or call us on FREEPHONE 0800 599 9177.

Lift Maintenance

Lift upgrade in Castleford

Nationwide Lifts have this week completed a Lift upgrade in Castleford. This was to be carried out on behalf of a well known care group chain. The care group were very specific in what requirements they needed to be carried out and also the timeframe in which it was to be completed.

With our dedicated lift engineers we can offer any lift repair works or have the ability 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 England, Scotland and Wales.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd offer a first time fix policy to clients. This means our aim is to fix the problem first time without the need for repeat visits.

We do this by finding the root cause of the problem, rather than just getting the lift running.

By having dedicated lift engineers, we ensure that we solve and rectify problem lifts. This cuts down on call-outs, costs and downtime for our clients.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd also offer complete lift modernisation packages. We can offer lift controller replacements, lift interior upgrades, hydraulic replacements, door upgrades or replacement lift doors.

We also offer the complete turn key solution for our clients by offering builders-work and electrical work as part of our package. So when you are not wanting the upheaval of a full lift replacement, a lift modernisation solution from us is a good idea. We can often get your lift fully modernised with a new interior and all components within 2 weeks.

We only supply and fit open protocol parts to any lift repairs or modernisations. This gives the client flexibility on their lifts but also peace of mind on future works.

We believe by having the right company and right engineers as your service provider, then you can cut down on call-outs, downtime and ultimately cost.

Contact us if we can help at all for any lift repair work or Lift upgrade in Castleford. You can get in touch by emailing us at head.office@nationwide-lifts.com or FREEPHONE 0800 599 9177

 

Lifts in Nottingham

Lifts in Nottingham

We have this week won 9 Lifts in Nottingham City Centre, this is covered by just 2 sites. The company is a well known and large property management organisation. The company contacted us directly via our website especially with links with our Midlands office, as we are ideally placed for there requirements.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd offer full UK coverage for all types of lift repair work and lift modernisation work.

With our dedicated lift engineers we can offer any lift repair works or have the ability 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 England, Scotland and Wales.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd offer a first time fix policy to clients. This means our aim is to fix the problem first time without the need for repeat visits.

We do this by finding the root cause of the problem, rather than just getting the lift running.

By having dedicated lift engineers, we ensure that we solve and rectify problem lifts. This cuts down on call-outs, costs and downtime for our clients.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd also offer complete lift modernisation packages. We can offer lift controller replacements, lift interior upgrades, hydraulic replacements, door upgrades or replacement lift doors.

We also offer the complete turn key solution for our clients by offering builders-work and electrical work as part of our package. So when you are not wanting the upheaval of a full lift replacement, a lift modernisation solution from us is a good idea. We can often get your lift fully modernised with a new interior and all components within 2 weeks.

We only supply and fit open protocol parts to any lift repairs or modernisations. This gives the client flexibility on their lifts but also peace of mind on future works.

We believe by having the right company and right engineers as your service provider, then you can cut down on call-outs, downtime and ultimately cost.

Contact us if we can help at all for any lifts repair work or lift modernisation work. Especially if you have Lifts in Nottingham. You can get in touch by emailing us at head.office@nationwide-lifts.com or FREEPHONE 0800 599 9177

 

LOLER Examination

LOLER Examinations

As you are probably aware there are specific requirements in place for duty holders in relation to lifts which fall under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). Nationwide Lifts also carry out these LOLER Examinations.

As COMPETENT PERSONS we are able to carry out THOROUGH EXAMINATIONS on your lifts. We have included below some information which we hope will be of assistance if you are a lift owner or the person responsible for the safe operation of a lift used at work, for example a facilities manager or supervisor.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), which came into force on 5th December 1998, were made under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSW Act). LOLER implements the lifting provisions of the Amending Directive to the Use of Work Equipment Directive (AUWED) (951631EC).

LOLER consolidated the requirements for the safe Provision and use of lifting equipment. Regulation 9 of LOLER requires that all lifts provided for use in work activities be thoroughly examined by a COMPETENT PERSON at regular intervals.

This applies to lifts and hoists used to lift people or loads.

If you are responsible for the safe operation of a lift then you are a DUTY HOLDER under LOLER. You have a duty of care and legal responsibility to ensure every passenger lift, goods lift and service lift has a THOROUGH EXAMINATION at least once or twice per annum dependent on the unit being examined.

This is in addition to the routine maintenance schedule, which obviously affects the safety and reliability of the lift.

The THOROUGH EXAMINATION is a systematic and detailed examination of the lift and all its associated equipment, to be carried out by a COMPETENT PERSON who is someone who has sufficient technical and practical knowledge of the lift to be able to detect any defects and assess how significant they are to determine if the lift is safe for continued use.

Any defects are to be reported to the duty holder and if appropriate, the enforcing authority ie. The Health & Safety Executive or Local Authority so the appropriate actions can be taken.

Role of the DUTY HOLDER:

  • Maintaining the lift so it is safe to use
  • Selecting and instructing the COMPETENT PERSON
  • Ensuring the lift is examined at statutory intervals
  • Keeping the competent person informed of any changes in the lift operation
  • Making all relevant documentation available
  • Acting promptly to remedy any defects
  • Ensuring that all documentation complies with the regulations
  • Accurate record keeping

It is important to realise that THOROUGH EXAMINATIONS are MANDATORY.

Please contact us if we can help further on LOLER Examinations at head.office@nationwide-lifts.com or call us on FREEPHONE 0800 599 9177. We can offer all types of lift service and maintenance work throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

Lift Service Sales

We require a Lift Service Sales person due to an increase in revenue this year at Nationwide Lifts & Escalators. This is to promote our Lift Service Sales portfolio. This role would be based from our Head Office in Sunderland.

Sales Manager / Business Development Manager – Lift & Escalator Industry.

Salary: £ Negotiable depending on skills and experience plus contributory pension scheme.

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday

Location: Based from our head office in Sunderland

Company Description: A long standing business within the lift and escalator industry. This role offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of their continued success.

Role: Based in Sunderland, you will be responsible for maintaining and growing your customer base by selling the company’s wide range of products whilst delivering an unrivalled customer service, developing relationships and encouraging repeat business. The role will initially be an internal role with the aim to be external as the candidate develops and progresses.

Person: Ideally from the Lift or Electrical industry with an engineering or internal sales / customer service background you will have a demonstrable track record of success in a similar role and be someone who strives to meet and exceed sales and customer service targets.

We are looking for an energetic team player who enjoys working to strict deadlines and managing multiple tasks whilst at the same time building quality relationships with customers and colleagues. A driving license is essential.

Key Responsibilities: Reporting to the Managing Director, you will manage customer service sales enquiries and provide both technical and non-technical advice for lift products and the companies services including providing accurate quotations, order management and resolution of queries whilst continually looking for ways to improve work processes and procedures.

Key functions of the Role within the Internal Sales Manager will be:

  • Establish, develop and maintain a database of target Customers which are identified as requiring those products and services offered by Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd
  • Proactive Networking within appropriate professionals e.g.: property managers, building owners, facilities managers etc
  • To formulate and deliver a proactive telemarketing campaign and complimentary sales processes for all the products and services offered by Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd.
  • Continuous promotion of Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd and our complete range of products and services via various media (e.g. telephone, Internet, Website updates) to new customers in geographical areas identified by the company Management Team or the team itself
  • To develop and use the reporting systems within the companies service software to analyse the growth of inquiries for all Company products on a monthly basis for the Management Team.
  • To ensure knowledge of and compliance with all stages of departmental procedures, taking an active role in the continued development and improvement of these as detailed within the Business Improvement System.
  • To co-ordinate all sales inquiries ensuring customer needs are either met or respectfully declined in a professional and timely manner.
  • To co-ordinate and support the delivery of the administration associated with all company enquiries and subsequent offers relating to all products and services ensuring submitted prices are delivered and presented to the highest standards possible.
  • From the outset to be an active member within the team demonstrating a pro-active (can-do) approach and attitude to the sale of our products, services and promotion of the Company.
  • Be fully involved in the setting and achievement of Company sales targets for the entire product offering resulting in achieved overall profit margins.
  • To carry out other such duties necessary to the needs of the business and as may be reasonably requested by colleagues and Directors of Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd.

Should you feel that you are the correct character and have the necessary Lift Service Sales skill set to join a growing and ambitious company then please feel free to contact us via e-mail at ken.chappell@nationwide-lifts.com with your CV and any information you feel appropriate.

Strictly no agencies at this time.

 

Modernisation

Lift upgrade in North East

Nationwide Lifts have this week completed a Lift upgrade project in the North East. The project was for a customer in the education sector, who was very particular in what they required regarding the lift requirements for the building. We completed this within the time frame given.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd offer full UK coverage for all types of lift repair work and lift modernisation work.

With our dedicated lift engineers we can offer any lift repair works or have the ability 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 England, Scotland and Wales.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd offer a first time fix policy to clients. This means our aim is to fix the problem first time without the need for repeat visits.

We do this by finding the root cause of the problem, rather than just getting the lift running.

By having dedicated lift engineers, we ensure that we solve and rectify problem lifts. This cuts down on call-outs, costs and downtime for our clients.

Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd also offer complete lift modernisation packages. We can offer lift controller replacements, lift interior upgrades, hydraulic replacements, door upgrades or replacement lift doors.

We also offer the complete turn key solution for our clients by offering builders-work and electrical work as part of our package. So when you are not wanting the upheaval of a full lift replacement, a lift modernisation solution from us is a good idea. We can often get your lift fully modernised with a new interior and all components within 2 weeks.

We only supply and fit open protocol parts to any lift repairs or modernisations. This gives the client flexibility on their lifts but also peace of mind on future works.

We believe by having the right company and right engineers as your service provider, then you can cut down on call-outs, downtime and ultimately cost.

Contact us if we can help at all for any lift repair work or Lift upgrade in the North East. You can get in touch by emailing us at head.office@nationwide-lifts.com or FREEPHONE 0800 599 9177