Improving reliability, increasing working life and meeting compliance by modernisation.
The clients requirement was to complete surveys of all 3 lifts and report on recommendations to the lifts to improve reliability, meet compliance and increase working life.
By undertaking condition surveys on the 3 lifts we identified that although maintained well over the years, the equipment was showing signs of wear and the load carrying capacity had been reduced from 630kgs to 300kgs as the lift struggles to pick up full load. The car and landing doors rattled and were noisy during operation which would require adjustment and replacement parts.
Due to the age of the equipment, parts were beyond their intended design life and the units needed major modernisation or replacement.
After meeting with our client, we wrote a specification and pre-construction plan to fully refurbish the lifts as we felt retaining the structural components would be advisable due to the quality of existing steelwork and would keep down costs. We liaised with our client on details and contractual terms, including additional insurances, and proceeded to tender and oversee the works.
Our client now has 3 fully refurbished lifts, with open protocol equipment, new car finishes and landing entrances which should provide a reliable lift service for the next 15-20 years.