Lifts that you can rely on when it really counts

Nobody likes to think about worst case scenarios, but you can be safe in the knowledge that our lifts wont let you down should the worst happen.

Typically lifts are not used in the event of fire as they're configured to go to ground level and shutdown in accordance with British Standard EN 81-73:2016; Behaviour of lifts in the event of fire. However, there are certain types of lift that can aid in the event of an emergency.

Our fire fighting lifts mean firefighters can access all areas to help tackle a blaze. Our evacuation lifts ensure there is a means of escape for building occupants in an emergency. These lifts operate as normal passenger lifts with the capability to switch into an emergency state if required.

The lift types explained

Fire fighting lifts
Regulation
BS EN81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction & installation of lifts - Firefighters lifts

Description

Exclusive use of a passenger lift by the fire service to carry firefighters and their equipment to the required floors in the event of a fire.

Fire fighting lifts are required in housing where the building has a floor more than 18m above or more than 10m below fire service vehicle access level.

Features
  • Interface between the lift control, fire detection and alarm system
  • Trap doors and ladders for rescue operations
  • Electrical components in the shaft and on the car are protected against water
  • Emergency intercom system and lift operation
  • Separate power supply (supplied by builder) to enable the lift to remain in use
Lift sizes Typically 8 or 13 person passenger lifts
Evacuation lifts
Regulation
BS EN 81-76:2011 Evacuation of disabled persons using passenger and goods passenger lifts
Description
Enables the use of a passenger lift by a designated warden in an evacuation strategy to evacuate those less ambulant.
Features
  • Interface between the lift control system, fire detection and alarm system to support the evacuation management strategy
  • Emergency intercom system and lift operation
  • Separate power supply to the lift (supplied by builder) to enable the lift to remain in use throughout the evacuation process
  • Post handover, additional procedures by building owner are put in place and trained staff must be designated to manage the use of the lift
Lift sizes Available from 8 person and up, but more commonly used in larger capacity passenger lifts for movement of disabled users, beds and stretchers.

We have a broad range of experience working with fire-fighting and evacuation lifts and are always confident that we can provide the solution our customers require. Whilst shaft and car sizes remain exactly the same as our standard passenger lift range,every one of these emergency lifts can be uniquely configured so it’s always worth getting in touch with the Stannah technical team to discuss further.

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