9. January 2011 13:19
If you suspect that your accident might have been the result of negligence on the part of the business then it is not fair that you should suffer and that you should lose out on profit etc as a result. You should then look into hiring elevator accident investigation in order to forensically inspect the reason that the elevator broke down and where the blame lies if indeed it was anyone’s fault. If you get elevator accident investigation and find that the company is at fault then you might want to use an elevator expert witness or speak to an elevator consultant. Using an elevator expert witness you might wish to take the company to court and this way you can get some compensation for your injuries and for the time that you lost. At the same time this will ensure that other people do not suffer the same fate as you will have drawn attention to the matter.
29. November 2010 05:46
It is important to prevent accidents and injury no matter what the scenario, and if you own a property or sell a product, then as a business it is your duty to get prevention maintenance to ensure that your staff, visitors or customers do not get wounded or injured as a result of negligence. Almost anything can benefit from some maintenance in order to prevent injury. This might apply to something as simple as a stair case, for if your customers or staff use a star case regularly it can become worn and might create more opportunity for people to slip and cause accidents, or might even be close to collapsing should too much weight be placed on it.If your business has an elevator however, then elevator prevention maintenance will be even more important as elevators have an incredible responsibility to carry people up and down large heights. Elevator prevention maintenance will mean regular elevator engineering which will mean that your company has hopefully no accidents and no law suits.
1. November 2010 06:40
It is important to examine elevator every six months if it is used to carry people or animals and every 12 months if it carries nothing except loads, such as industrial materials or other inanimate objects. If there have been any significant changes in the structure or use of the elevator, it should be inspected by a professional. Other circumstances require an inspections, such as after major repair, or if there has been damage to, or failure of the lift in any way. There has to be an examination if a lift has just been installed in a building or industrial area, or if a pre-existing lift has been replaced with a new one. All of these examinations and repairs must be documented, with the serial numbers of the parts noted, the date when the maintenance was undertaken, the reason behind the examination or maintenance, and detail all actions performed. These records should be retained for record-keeping purposes.
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.
4. August 2010 11:51
Entering into a high-quality elevator preventive maintenance contract is as essential as the equipment’s initial purchase. A common approach has been to take advantage of the lowest maintenance price available. But one has to be careful that the low price does not end up with you having lesser labor content and fewer worn parts being replaced under the contract. The consequences of that decision may result in rapid deterioration of the elevator plant in the interest of saving money.
Unfortunately, once the elevator equipment shows signs of neglect, it is nearly impossible to correct the many problems–even by changing to a higher-quality elevator maintenance program at a later date. Major high-quality elevator manufacturing and contracting firms are financially able to spend large sums of money to provide the essential components. Rain their technical personnel to maintain the elevator equipment models in your building. Stock the required replacement parts, supplies, and tools to do the job regardless of the complexity or expense required.
Provide a complete engineering staff that can correct any type of problem that may exist. Design the most effective preventive maintenance program for the equipment, with some significant dialogue with the building owner or facility manager. Have the resources to tackle the most difficult task associated with the elevator plant.
1. August 2010 04:46
We live in a world filled with personal and mainframe computers, and modern elevator control systems that include sophisticated microprocessors to perform the many functions associated with providing the best possible elevator transportation. However, elevator maintenance work is still a mix of the old and the new.
Elevator control systems installed today, by any mainstream elevator company, are much easier to maintain than those installed only a decade ago. They have far fewer parts to replace on a regular basis; are much more reliable and work better; and can even tell technicians what is wrong with the control system through a self-diagnostic system that collects fault codes for many malfunctions of the elevator control system and associated mechanical components.
However, an elevator installation contains many more components–impacted by normal wear and tear–than can be classified as the elevator control system. Numerous mechanical and electromechanical devices open and close doors, drive elevator equipment from floor to floor, and cause the elevator to stop in the event of an over-speed condition. These devices on new elevators require nearly as much routine preventive maintenance as they have in the past, making it essential to have an extremely high-quality elevator maintenance specification in place at all times.
26. July 2010 10:44
A common problem with elevator installations is the overheating of the drive and control system. In electrical traction elevators, the equipment is typically located in a penthouse above the building’s roof. The penthouse is seldom heated or cooled. With this type of installation, the temperature in the mechanical room is allowed to float with changes in the outside air temperature. As the temperature increases, so does the chance of breakdowns caused by overheating.
Attempting to cool the elevator equipment with outdoor air also introduces other causes of frequent breakdowns: dirt and humidity. The best solution to this problem is to install a dedicated cooling system for the elevator equipment room. The system should be designed to keep the temperature and humidity within the recommendations of the elevator manufacturer. All openings to the outside should be sealed to help limit the dust and dirt that can enter the equipment room.
One of the most common symptoms of a system in need of overhaul or modernization is increasing service call frequencies. As components wear and age, they more readily go out of adjustment, either shutting down the system or interfering with its operation. It is important to track the frequency and costs of all problems while indulging in escalator consulting services.
23. July 2010 06:41
Ignoring elevator maintenance leads to series of problems starting with rapid decline in performance, increase in response time, downtime and rapid hike in cost. The service life shortens with rise in complaints. Most important of all, safety will be compromised. During such times, even with the most comprehensive maintenance program, all elevators system will eventually need to be modernized or replaced. Postponing modernization too long will result in the same detrimental effects that result from ignoring maintenance requirements. Elevator modernization consultant engineer takes care of this need.
Some elevator problems, such as system downtime and slow operation, are obvious. Others, such as high-energy use and electrical noise generation, are not. Their impact, however, may be felt throughout the entire building. Waiting for long times causes inconvenience for building occupants. Wait times and elevator speed should be checked on a regular basis. Time how long it takes to go from the bottom floor to the top floor. Long wait times and slow performance may be caused by a malfunction as simple as a defective relay, or problems may be caused by the age and overall condition of the elevator. While repairs can improve performance in some cases, elevators that use old mechanical relay control systems may simply need a new control system.
20. July 2010 05:36
Individualized Attention Client-specific programs enable customized maintenance plans for each building. An initial step in selecting elevators consulting services is to look at building function, population, and demand on its elevators.
Service providers should also evaluate existing equipment, noting the manufacturers and ages of the original equipment. Technicians should also be intimately familiar with the original elevator equipment and have access to spare parts, necessary software, wiring diagrams, and other documentation.
Service providers should also work with building management to consider the plans for the building. If the owner intends to sell the building in a year or two, then a basic plan is probably a better fit than a comprehensive plan. Older equipment might require building executives to develop an asset-management plan to extend service life until funds are available to pay for upgrades.
In addition, specifics on maintenance funding should be examined. Sometimes, the terms of a lease, particularly triple-net leases, require tenants to pay for repairs and upgrades. Reputable escalator consultant service providers will do more than just meet the contract’s technical requirements. They should be willing to make recommendations for upgrades and improvements to meet current or future standards, educating customers about the industry and the latest code revisions for safety.
16. July 2010 06:32
Most elevator service companies provide plans to fit nearly all budgets – find the one that works best for your buildings. Elevators are the epicenter of modern buildings; their maintenance is critical to building management, ensuring smooth building operations and offering reliability for tenants/occupants.
Plans and Contracts Inspection agreements and inclusive contracts are the two most common types of service programs. A basic plan typically covers an inspection and report of necessary repairs. Some include lubrication of system parts.
An on-demand contract establishes a more substantial connection with the service company. With this kind of contract, labor rates are usually predetermined, but not included in the contract fee. Parts are extra as well.
Full-service maintenance plans include parts, labor, and preventive maintenance. If the building’s function and equipment dictate a full-service maintenance plan, routine visits are scheduled. Specifications may include how frequently a technician will be on-site to perform maintenance and what exactly will be done. This involves documentation in elevator-equipment rooms and in logbooks on every controller.
All-inclusive contracts are the most expensive. Charging a set monthly fee, the service company bears the risk that an elevator may need significant repair. These are the few lift maintenance service options to choose from.
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.