Professional Lift Maintenance and Repairs
Being a responsible lift owner or building manager you have a duty to ensure that your lift is safe to use. With this in mind it is crucial that lift maintenance services are carried out on a regular basis in-line with the manufacturers recommendations.
We provide the highest customer service levels, offering lift maintenance along with a highly efficient call out and lift repair service. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with very competitive pricing.
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PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) places responsibilities on businesses and organisations to keep equipment such as lifts maintained and to be kept in safe working order. A lift service contract from R J Lifts will ensure this and our experienced team will keep your lift running smoothly. In the unfortunate event that you do experience a lift breakdown you can trust in our quick response to repair your lift.
As well as correct maintenance it is also mandatory that lifts have thorough examinations carried out by a competent person. See our Thorough Examinations page or simple guide for lift owners page for more information.
Our lift maintenance service will ensure the good working order of your lifts. Please see our legislation and regulations page for further details.
For LOLER inspections – thorough examinations R J Lift Services Ltd work with independent testing companies who are fully accredited by UKAS for testing, inspection and certification. With a fully accessible nominated user portal our clients can view their own current LOLER status and download or print LOLER reports. As an additional asset management service to our clients and to comply with regulations we view all certificates daily. We then immediately notify our clients of issues raised and the recommended course of action.
Our professionalism in carrying out our lift services is what makes us not only one of the best lift maintenance companies but also one of the most cost effective UK wide including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast. As a lift company, our mission is simple. We strive to deliver the highest quality lift services in the industry. Plus, our expert lift engineers and professionals are available to you 24/7 365 days a year. For a free lift maintenance quote or site visit please call us on 01782 342225.
See how we can reduce your costs with our professional Lift Servicing. R J Lift Services Ltd will improve your lifts reliability, decrease the level of defects and at the same time reduce your spending.
We have highly trained lift maintenance engineers carrying out lift maintenance nationally in accordance with manufactures’ guidelines. We are members of LEIA and also follow BS EN 13015 and SFG20 as a general standard for lift maintenance. We support this with a responsive lift repair service and the supply of manufacture approved replacement parts.
All our lift engineers carry advanced multi-platform diagnostic tools and carefully selected stock within their vehicles. This dramatically increases the first time fix rate which reduces return visits and therefore costs.
Remember, it is your responsibility as a lift owner or building manager to make sure that the lifts are safe to use. Don't leave anything to chance.
Individual Lift Service Agreement to Suit You
As part of our dedication to customer satisfaction, we will tailor our lift maintenance and service agreements to your individual needs. This allows us to offer you the most cost-effective option to suit you.
We also provide nationwide lift maintenance contracts, if you would like more information on this please email for further details.
A good lift company can make all the difference, with correct preventative lift maintenance your lift will run smoother, safer and more reliably. To find out more about the lift service contracts we offer please get in touch.
If you are interested in our lift maintenance services, call a member of our team on 0800 999 1177 and we will be more than happy to discuss your options with you.
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Most frequent questions and answers
What is lift maintenance?
A lift maintenance engineer undertakes a planned preventative maintenance programme as agreed with your contractor. Your lift maintenance engineer helps to prevent costly breakdowns by regular checks and replacement of worn parts, with the aim of keeping your lift performing at maximum efficiency.
The regular maintenance checks include detailed inspections of the interior and exterior of the lift cabin as well as checks in the machine room or control panel, the pit, and the lift shaft. Lift maintenance engineers, from independent lift companies, are trained to maintain and service all types, makes and models of lift which includes:
- Passenger lifts in all types of building from office blocks to hospitals, hotels, airports and even nuclear facilities
- Goods lifts – both those that take passengers with goods and those that are goods only
- Dumbwaiters, trolley and document lifts in hotels, restaurants and offices
- Mobility lifts including step lifts and all types of wheelchair platform lifts
- Escalators in supermarkets, shopping centres and airports
- Scissor lifts used for loading and unloading products in a warehouse or manufacturing facility
- Industrial doors used in manufacturing and warehousing
- Dock levellers and docking equipment
What does a lift maintenance engineer do?
A lift maintenance engineer will check all the parts of a lift for wear and tear, including:
- Lift car interior walls, handrails, lighting, floors, skirtings, electronics and control buttons
- The lift pit
- Top of the cabin
- Guide rails, rollers and levelling devices
- All connections
- The lift shaft
- Door operation on every floor
- Control buttons and panels
- Machine room – if you have one
Minor repairs and adjustments will be made there and then, where possible. Where parts are needed, the client will be informed and provided with a quotation.
How often should a lift be serviced?
It is a legal requirement that lifts are serviced regularly. The number of times that a maintenance engineer attends a lift depends on the type of lift and the amount of use it gets. For example:
- heavily used lift such as hospital and hotel lifts are normally serviced 6 to 12 times a year-month
- for average usage, a lift is usually serviced four times a year
Why do lifts break down?
If a lift is being maintained regularly, it will suffer fewer breakdowns.
If a lift is not being maintained regularly, breakdowns are more likely and this will often be due to worn or broken components or poor lubrication.
It is a legal requirement for lifts to be serviced. The owner or dutyholder has responsibility for ensuring this happens.
Does LOLER apply to passenger lifts?
LOLER Thorough Examinations do apply to passenger lifts.
Passenger lifts, by law, must have six monthly Thorough Examinations (LOLERs) ie 2 per year.
Goods lifts need only one Thorough Examination each year.
Without these current LOLER certificates the lift should be shut down.
How long does a lift last?
Lifts normally last 20-30 years but the lifetime of a lift can extend way beyond that with regular maintenance. Some well-maintained lifts are over 100 years old. When lifts start to get worn, a refurbishment program is recommended to bring it up to date for electricity efficiency, interior design and to ensure the lift remains safe.
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