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How long can I rely on my lift?

How long can I rely on my lift?
1st July 2020 Lewis Brooks

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) suggests that a typical service life for a lift can be anything between 15 and 25 years. However, like cars, the actual life of a lift can depend on numerous factors such as design and build quality, duty type, quality of installation and subsequent maintenance, operating environment and level of use (and sometimes more importantly) misuse.

While a lift might remain serviceable for up to 20 years, it may be necessary to replace various components and items of equipment during that time, and it can often become quite costly to maintain a lift that is reaching the end of its serviceable life.

At ILECS we can help you to determine the remaining useful service life of your lift and provide guidance on what steps can be taken both to ensure the lift remains reliable for the remainder of its useful life, and to plan for the eventual modernisation or replacement of the lift in order to provide continued lift service into the future.