5. December 2010 05:00
Use an elevator installation consultant: An elevator installation consultant will help advise you through the process of getting your elevator installed and can help to flag up any potential problems before they come into fruition and can help to advise the best elevator engineering and the best lifts consultants etc to use. By ensuring quality and good planning up front with an elevator installation consultant you can again prevent future problems and make the job of elevator preventive maintenance much easier.
Don’t exceed the weight limits: Whether you are riding in someone else’s elevator, or it is your own, for the safety of yourself and of others it is highly important to avoid exceeding the weight limits advised in an elevator. These are here for a purpose – precisely because that is the upper limit in terms of the amount of mechanical strain that the elevator can take without being a health risk. If you ignore these guidelines then you will risk damaging the elevator, and possibly causing an accident.
3. December 2010 14:59
There are many ways to ensure elevator safety which a lift consultant can discuss with you. However, here we will look at a few of the best methods to ensure that your elevators are safe for those who are commissioning elevator engineering, and that those using them do so in a sensible manner in order to avoid tempting fate and testing the elevator engineering more than necessary.
Get a regular elevator maintenance contract: As mentioned an elevator maintenance contract is highly important for businesses with elevators on the premises. This will mean that your elevators or escalators are regularly checked to ensure that they are running as they should and that there are no faulty parts. For a business getting an elevator maintenance contract will also help you in the case of elevator accident investigation. Undoubtedly the very best way to avoid an accident in an elevator is with an elevator maintenance contract. This is sometimes known as elevator preventive maintenance, purely because it prevents problems before they occur. And as they say, prevention is always better than cure.
2. December 2010 04:57
Elevators are the subject of a common phobia and it’s not unusual to come across someone who is nervous of lifts. However this is unnecessary if the elevator has had regular elevator maintenance as this will mean that it has been tested in various scenarios and that it has passed all the necessary checks to ensure that it’s not going to cease function while you’re on board. Getting a good elevator maintenance contract is the responsibility of the company who owns the elevator but you should 9 out of 10 times be able to rest assured that they will have put a lot of time and effort into their elevator maintenance as it will be a legal requirement for most. At the same time you should be able to trust in the elevator engineering that it will be to the very highest degree of safety and will have undergone many tests. Elevator engineering, like military engineering, has particularly high standards because lives depend on it. Thus elevator engineers and business owners can not risk having sub-par systems in their offices because of the serious repercussions it would incur should they fail and someone be injured as a result (elevator accident investigation is useful for such a situation).
12. July 2010 03:28
Elevator consulting service comprises of maintenance of an elevator performed by a license elevator repair technician or by a person authorized by the property owner. Constant lift maintenance is required.
Cutting corners with elevator maintenance is dangerous, and violations can be prosecuted. Elevators should have a regular repair schedule, maintained by a person with technical and practical knowledge of how a lift works.
Elevator examinations should be performed every six months if it is used to carry people or animals, and every 12 months if it carries nothing but loads, such as industrial materials or other inanimate objects. Elevators are complex machines, so there are several parts that need to be regularly maintained to keep it up to code. All the gearing should be checked for wear and tear, as well as all the doors. The main drive system should have its components checked for wear and lubrication, and the safety gear should also be checked. It is incredibly important to check the ropes that suspend the elevator for wear, or signs of breaking, as well as the backup safety ropes and the emergency braking system. The hydraulics should also be checked and oiled regularly so that the elevator runs smoothly.