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Facilities Management Journal July 2014

STANNAH – ACROSS THE UK Jon Stannah, Joint MD, Stannah Lift Services, has sound advice to share: Providing essential support to facilities professionals Established in 1867, we have supplied passenger and goods lifts in the UK for almost 150 years. During 2013 our lift engineers made more than 150,000 planned maintenance visits and answered a further 84,000 call-outs to locations right across the UK. Our 360+ highly trained lift engineers worked on over 140 modernisations of lift equipment, including escalators and moving walkways. We look after all Network Rail lifts, manage stock for major retailers, leading supermarkets, universities, hospitals, housing associations , local authorities – even a ship or two! Planned maintenance of lift stock - it makes sense Lifts require regular servicing. Preventative maintenance will help to keep your lift in optimum condition, leading to fewer breakdowns, more reliable equipment, and in the medium to long term, lower running costs. You and/or your company is responsible, under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, for maintaining your lift/s in good and safe working order. You also have an obligation to have your lift thoroughly examined regularly by a competent person, who will inspect the lift with a view to safety and should advise you of any defects. Frequency of servicing equipment The frequency is dependent on the type of lift you operate, its travel, its load and the number of journeys made. A passenger lift in an office block, relied on all day, every day will need frequent attention. A platform lift in the same premises, used less, may need fewer visits. Trapped in a lift What to do if someone is trapped in a lift: Firstly the person in the lift should be able to attract attention by using the alarm within the lift car, or, in passenger lifts installed since 1999, use the in-car telephone too. As part of your workplace risk assessment you should consider the need for Passenger Release Training. Your service provider can help you with this. Updating lift equipment Regular maintenance will keep your lift operating, but in time it may be necessary to think about a partial or complete modernisation. This decision might be made to: • Improve the performance and traffic flow • Improve the reliability and therefore lower running costs • Reduce energy consumption and so lower ongoing running costs • Comply with new legislation • Add value to your building Plan refurbishment projects so you can choose, and plan for, the downtime of your equipment. Choosing a lift service provider to give you: • Local service • Capability to maintain all your lift equipment, from all manufacturers • Up-to-date advice, with latest legislation and your related responsibilities. • 24/7, 365 days a year service • An in-house out-of-hours call centre • A commitment to quality management via ISO 9001, environmental responsibility via ISO 14001 and occupational health and safety management best practice via ISO 18001. You may find our advisory booklet ‘Lifts – your questions answered’ particularly useful. Please call us on the number below to request your free copy or simply download at www.stannahlifts.co.uk/ news-and resources/ product-literature t: 01322 227688 e: liftservices@stannah.co.uk www.stannahlifts.co.uk 40W LED PANEL LIGHT THE DIRECT FLUORESCENT REPLACEMENT The quick & easy 595 x 595mm replacement solution: Ideal for ceiling grids, offices, meeting rooms and corridors Outperforms fluorescent lighting Outstanding energy saving Zero maintenance for life Quick and easy installation Effective CO2 reduction Driver Included EXCLUSIVE FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY SPECIAL OFFER PRICE was £94.99 £39 ex VAT 120° Wide Beam Angle Ultra Thin 595 x 595 x 12mm 3800 Lumens 50,000 Hour Lifespan Ultra Thin 5YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY use code FMJDEL at the cart Call our sales See our fantastic product range team today on 0800 458 3440 trade.ledhut.co.uk 30-DAY HASSLE FREE RETURNS 5-YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL PRODUCTS NEXT DAY DELIVERY OVER 19,000 CUSTOMER REVIEWS


Facilities Management Journal July 2014
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