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 won't let you down should the worst happen.
We're able to supply a range of emergency lifts, from fireman's lifts through to fire-fighting and evacuation lifts - we can even upgrade an existing lift into an emergency lift.
Can lifts be used in the event of a fire? 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 passenger lift that can aid in the event of an emergency.
Our firefighting 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 difference between fire-fighting & evacuation lifts
|What is a firefighters lift?|
||BS EN81-72:2015 Safety rules for the construction & installation of lifts – Firefighters lifts|
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.
|Lift sizes||Typically 8 or 13 person passenger lifts|
|What is an evacuation lift?|
||BS EN 81-76:2011 Evacuation of disabled persons using passenger and goods passenger lifts
||Enables the use of a passenger lift by a designated warden in an evacuation strategy to evacuate those less ambulant.
|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 installing fire-fighting and evacuation lifts, providing the right solution for our customers. 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.