Lift consultants within the industry strongly suggest that lifts be maintained every so often to ensure that they are working well. However, due to legal reasons, it is highly recommended that they be maintained so that it doesn’t cost you a small or large fortune at some point. Industry expert David Pickering has given his honest advice on this matter.
With over 20 years of experience, he has obtained his Masters in Lift Engineering. This was completed at the University of Northampton and he’s also a certified member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. In the beginning, he started as a consultant before he became a senior engineer in Dublin.
How Important Is Lift Maintenance for Ensuring a Reliable Lift?
You can think of your lift as a car or rather a taxi. Most people understand it from this point of view and it contains some of the same components. Just like a car, lifts contain the following features:
- A motor
- A braking system
- A set of electronic controllers
- Specific user controls
- Some doors.
In essence, the previously mentioned systems or items are consumable. Hence, they should be replaced on a fixed schedule. This should be done …