Lifts: your questions answered
Lifts, as with all machinery, require regular servicing. Preventative maintenance will help to keep your lift in optimum condition, leading to fewer breakdowns, a more reliable lift and, in the medium to long term, lower running costs.
Owners have a responsibility to keep up to date with any changes in legislation, standards and codes of practice that might affect their lifts.
It is recognised that the care of this type of equipment is highly specialised but help will be provided from a reputable maintenance contractor. Your service provider should advise about possible breaches of legislation or compromise of safety for passengers.
If you own or occupy premises in which there is a lift, you and/or your company are responsible, under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, for maintaining your lift in good and safe working order. If your lift is in a workplace you also have an obligation to have the 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.
Founded by Joseph Stannah in the 1860s, and currently looking after over 81,000 lift products nationwide, Stannah Lift Services has plenty of experience to assist you with the maintenance of your lifts. In addition to lift maintenance, we can advise you on matters such as health and safety.
Stannah Lift Services is certified with ISO 9001 (management systems), ISO 18001 (health and safety systems) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).
We are proud of our certifications – they demonstrate our commitment to delivering an outstanding service to our customers.
- Back to Standards & Regulations
- Lift safety: your responsibilities
- Maintenance: servicing, breakdown and repair
- Refurbishment and modernisation
- Additional lifts: standard and bespoke
- Lift Statutes and Guidelines
- Guidelines on the Supplementary Testing of In-service Lifts
- Escalators and moving walkways: your responsibilities
- Escalator and moving walkway Statutes and Guidelines
Whatever your lifting needs, we have a solution.From a small service lift to a special passenger lift or an escalator we are here to provide solutions to all your lifting needs. And even if you have special requirements that you can’t find listed, we can still help with our bespoke solutions.
Low to medium rise solutions for 6-33 persons.Traction or hydraulic drive. Motor room-less. Wall-mounted or structure-supported. Complete flexibility of choice and finishes. See for yourself how we can lift your expectations.
Wheelchair and platform lifts, travelling up to 12m.Conventional vertical platform lifts. Enhanced range with an enclosed cabin – much more like a passenger lift. Inclined platform wheelchair lifts. A wide range of access solutions for a wide range of access issues.
Service and goods lifts from 50kg to 3000kg.Make moving easy with the UK's best-selling range of dumbwaiters and goods lifts. With over 20,000 installs we offer fast delivery and excellent customer service.
Our escalators are perfect for busy environments.The best answer to people moving supplied, installed and maintained by our teams of specialist engineers.
Moving walkways, travelators, moving pavements, conveyors, autowalks…Whatever you call them, our products are making the moving of people a little easier all over the UK.
Providing solutions is our business – and we love a challenge.From major projects in demanding or historic environments to a special lift for a unique project, we can provide you with a solution and support you all the way. We love a challenge – try us!
We love a challenge!That's exactly why we have our Major Projects team. We take on out-of-the-ordinary and special projects that involve so much more than just the supply of lifts.
Let's talk.Our Major Projects Team are totally focused on presenting our capabilities through face to face meetings and the tendering process, winning and delivering projects on time and within budget.
Engineering excellence.At Stannah Lift Services we have a wealth of lift expertise developed in one independent company over almost 150 years of lift engineering.
It's in the detail.The team are skilled in all aspects of project management and delivery. Meticulous attention to health and safety and quality drive every project.
We might surprise you.Kings Cross Station, The London Hippodrome, Cornwall Terrace – just a few of the projects that demonstrate our extensive experience.
It's team work.We can't do it alone – our relationships with lift consultants, architects, surveyors and contractors is key to our success – we become a part of your team.
Keeping people and goods moving all over the UK.We have a network of highly trained engineers delivering 24/7 local service, nationwide. And not just on our products – on other manufacturers' too. Also providing lift refurbishment services, helping our customers to meet legislation and improve their equipment's performance.
Expert support for all lifts.We provide local lift services, nationwide. Our team of over 300 engineers currently look after more than 81,000 lifts nationwide. Whatever the lift, we're only a call away.
Our expertise can help you make that difference.Upgrading lift equipment can increase performance, save money and reduce environmental impact. Find out more about how we can help.
You're never far away from a Stannah lift engineer.With eleven branches right across the UK, we're always on hand to help, 24/7, 365 days a year.
For customers with multi -locations across the UK.Our National Contracts team can provide a single point of contact to simplify the management of your lift portfolio, making your life a little easier.
We aim to keep you moving.Need a service engineer or some advice about your Stairlift or Homelift? Simply contact your local service branch and they'll do the rest.
Keeping you up to date, at every level.Stay abreast of all our latest projects and company news or reference a wealth of resources – including our download centre for all your technical needs.
Those all-important details.Technical information on every one of our products, downloadable in seconds. Just help yourself!
Downloadable CAD blocks.Our ever-growing library of CAD files, online for your convenience.
Invaluable product information for download.Brochures, user manuals, information booklets and corporate literature all stored in one place for your convenience.
Product specifications.Product information created by NBS for Stannah which can be copied into your specification document.
Hot off the press.News stories that reflect who we are, what we do and how we go about doing it.
What we do, in pictures.See for yourself how our products are helping the movement of people and goods, every day in every corner of the UK.
When it's good to get a little more depth…Read about project all over the UK or download for future reference. Find out who we're working with and why.
Lifts are a complicated business.Let us make things that bit easier. Find lots of useful lift industry reference material – all free and gratis.
Want to know more about us? Here it is.Interested in our company values, our history, our structure and – our most important asset – our people? Want to read why our customers choose us? Interested in a career with us? Let us tell you all about Stannah.
Our family name is on every product we sell.So it's no wonder our customer satisfaction is our number one priority!
Our experience of the lift industry is virtually unsurpassed.Joseph Stannah began making crane hoists in the 1860s and today we are proud to remain a long standing British, family-owned company.
We conduct our business ethically, fairly and responsibly.And we like to do business with like-minded people. Whether you're interested in working with us or working for us, we'll tell you what we stand for.
Our people are our business.We believe in maintaining an environment that allows each individual to have a positive impact on the success of the company. Come and join us.
Ensuring everything is done by the book.Our products and services meet and exceed all required standards. Our accreditations are comprehensive. Here's a breakdown of the accreditations we hold and the bodies with which we are affiliated.