The UK Lift / Elevator / Escalator Industry is unique in many ways and generates News that cannot easily be found on other media platforms. Elevation Magazine is the News Forum for this specialist industry.
News items are submitted by various sectors of the industry, including Lift Contractors, Lift Consultants, Architects, Property Managers, Building Owners, Equipment Suppliers and Government Bodies.
FIRST launched in 2007 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and now run and managed by the Ladder Association, the annual Ladder Exchange continues to keep people safe by encouraging users of old or broken ladders to trade them in for new ones, at a discount, at member companies across the UK.
British Standards for the fire safety of buildings recommend that lifts that are not required to operate in the event of fire (so lifts other than for fire service use and evacuation lifts) are recalled and taken out of service. The intention is to avoid passengers being trapped in lift cars and for fire and rescue service personnel to be able to rapidly check this.
BS 8899:2016 Improvement of fire-fighting and evacuation provisions in existing lifts – Code of practice was published in October 2016.
The proportion of new exhibitors is unusually high among the 350 registrations received so far (as per 13.01.2017). Most of the companies will be presenting their innovations at the interlift for the first time. In addition there are companies, that had not exhibited at one or more fairs but are returning now – a total of more than 50 exhibitors so far. The visitors have every right to be curious about the new solutions, which these manufacturers will be exhibiting at the world leading trade fair for the elevator sector.
L.I.T.S. Limited recently invited me to a Seminar, which dealt with the subject of Apprenticeship reforms that will affect employers of all sizes.
Large employers, with an annual pay bill of more than £3m, should already be aware that they will have to pay an Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017.
The University of Northampton, CIBSE Lifts Group and LEIA are pleased to announce the Seventh Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies will be held on 20 and 21 September 2017.
interlift 2017 is approaching, as is the VFA Forum.
Both exhibitors and visitors are invited to submit papers for the VFA Forum that will take place during interlift 2017.
BSI, the business standards company has published ISO 9002:2016 Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001 is the most widely recognized standard in the world, with over a million organizations certified to it.
Considering the vital importance of first aid skills in the workplace, which can mean the difference between life and death, as well as health and safety training providers’ needs to be able to offer a full suite of training courses, the British Safety Council has launched three new first aid qualifications.