Residential passenger lifts
The residential passenger lift is less of a workhorse.
Invariably there is less distinction between the traffic peaks. It needs less complicated controls and little up-peak or down-peak programming to cope with the building’s morning, lunch and evening entries and exits.
Because it carries less passengers, and is used less frequently, the structure of the residential lift need not be as robust as its commercial counterpart. It also, usually, need less headroom for the head way.
Popular solutions are the machine-room-less models where the hoistway contains the drive system. These have become much more affordable in the last few years. They are more in use now that statutory requirements on building owners encourage automated vertical transportation, in short, passenger lifts.
The newer models have the automated single or double slide door, while some of the remaining older ones have the manual pull-push door.
Lift owner responsibilities
The law places duty of care upon the people who provide lifts in a building, the manufacturers, the installers and those who carry out maintenance or repair work. We ensure our clients, employees and sub-contractors are fully aware of their own responsibilities and undertake their work with the greatest regard for safety measures.
According to SAFed, of which we are members, the owner or ‘duty holder’ is a person designated to be responsible for the safe and suitable operation of the lift — a facilities manager or supervisor, or also a tenant’s association in a residential block. The owner of the property in which the lift is situated would normally be responsible if no such other person or group had been appointed.
Becoming increasingly popular among older home owners — and necessary for independent wheelchair users — the home lift is a good solution to vertical lifting between storeys. We can advise on models, work with the building company in the specification and design, and complete the full installation, keeping intrusion to the minimum for the home owner.
Keeping costs lower
By using independent lift suppliers, we can keep down the costs of installation and certainly provide true value-for-money maintenance and service packages.
For more info on Residential Lifts see brochure below.