As a property owner that has a lift in your building, it’s absolutely essential to have it properly maintained. It’s your responsibility to ensure the safety of any residents or visitors and this includes the proper functioning and safety of the lift. Health and safety is a big source of concern for property owners nowadays due in large part to the increase of public liability claims. By ensuring that your lift is properly maintained you can greatly reduce any related problems such as liability claims. Proper lift maintenance should ensure that the lift provides adequate stability and strength so that users can travel on it safely and without any risk of it breaking down. There are also a number of electronic components that need to be maintained in a lift to ensure that if functions properly. Skilled engineers will be able to ensure that all aspects of the lift function well without any problems. When carrying out lift maintenance, they’ll often been minor issues to be tackled such as replacing bulbs and strengthening wires. A big part of maintenance is to ensure that small problems don’t turn into large ones. This is very beneficial for property owners since it can end up saving you a lot of money on large repairs that might need to be carried out further down the line. Lift Maintenance Companies When hiring a lift maintenance company to carry out an inspection of your lift, it’s important to take certain factors into account so that you hire the best company possible. Some of the things you should look for in lift maintenance companies include :- • Experience – Experience is an extremely important factor when looking for a lift maintenance company. It’s important to hire a company that has a great deal of experience in working on different types of lift configurations since no two will be exactly alike. • Reliability – Reliability is of course another key factor. Most businesses that have a presence online will encourage users to give feedback so it shouldn’t be too difficult to assess how reliable a company is. Health and Safety Requirements When you hire a lift maintenance company, it’s incredibly important that any work they carry out adheres to UK health and safety laws. These include :- • The Lifts Regulations 1997 and the Lifting Operation and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 • Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and the Housing Acts 1985 and 1988 • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 • Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 • Building Regulations Part M “Access to and use of Buildings” • Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 Ascent Lift Services are one of the leading lift maintenance companies in the UK. We have provided our lift maintenance and repair services to many large organisations. In addition to maintenance, we also offer new lift installation. Get in touch for more details on our services.  

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