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Month: March 2013

Changes in British Standards

Once again our newsletter is focused on the changes in lift standards and their practical application. In late 2012 the British Standards’ BS7255: Code of practice for safe working on lifts, was released, replacing the 2003 standard following several high profile accidents and near misses. While working with one of our clients this month, we…
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Lift Reliability Issues

This month’s newsletter is looking at the reliability of lifts within a portfolio. As detailed in previous newsletters, lifts are a safe means of transportation with improvements in lift safety under constant review. However, they are still electro-mechanical equipment and subject to breakdowns. On average a lift serving a residential building of low/mid-rise (4-8 floors)…
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