Modernisation


Do I need to do anything to bring my lift in line with the Equality Act?

The Equality Act replaced the Disability Discrimination Act in October 2010. It states that reasonable adjustments must be made to premises where people with disabilities experience “substantial disadvantage”.

If you are unsure of what changes you should be making please call our office and we can arrange for an engineer to visit you and advise on what changes you should be making.
Please see our Lift Modernisation page for more information

Do I need to modernise my lift to fully meet the Equality Act 2010 requirements?

No, you need to make reasonable adjustments to your existing lift where practical to do so.

Possible adjustments could be:

  • Landings - fit location signs on the approach to a lift; ensure the lift doors are visually distinguishable from adjoining walls; ensure landing push buttons are suitably positioned for wheelchair users to reach, and provide a visual and audible indication of the lift arrival at the lift lobby.
  • Lift car - Fit handrail; fit a mirror; install a floor position indicator; install a voice enuciator; install an emergency communication system; relocate the car push button panel and ensure it has tactile buttons that illuminate and are readable when pushed; install full height door safety edge protectors.

Please see our Lift Modernisation page for more information

During the life of my lift, will it be necessary to modernise the equipment?

BS EN 8 -80 is the latest lift standard which identifies how to ensure your lift remains safe. Upgrading parts of your lift may be necessary when new technology will improve its safety. Your service provider has a duty to advise you of any such improvements available.
Please see our Lift Modernisation page for more information

Why modernise my lift?

There are a number of reasons to modernise your lift:

  • Improve performance and traffic flow
  • Add value to the building
  • Energy saving
  • Keep up to date with current legislation - reducing the risk of accidents
  • Reduce breakdowns

Please see our Lift Modernisation page for more information