How to Ensure Safe and Reliable Passenger Elevator Operation
Each passenger elevator should have a strict maintenance plan. This means that the equipment is regularly inspected by qualified professionals and inspected in accordance with the manufacturer's recommended schedule.
Regular inspections by competent specialists should ensure the rapid availability of relevant technical expertise and spare parts. These systems must be specific and suitable for the age of elevators, traffic flow, location and vulnerability. If delivered correctly, proactive systems will improve the lifespan of elevators, extend the time between phone calls, maximize reliability, and reduce the risk of accidents and litigation.
How important is the use of elevators? Passenger cabins that transport patients to the theater are obviously more important equipment and therefore require more frequent checks than elevators in parking lots. Is the elevator all-weather, or low-demand elevator, operating from 9 am to 5 pm? Outdoor lifts in parking lots will be more exposed to elements and will therefore require more regular maintenance and an examination.
A good elevator maintenance specialist will advise and formulate the most appropriate maintenance plan for each elevator to minimize malfunctions. Statutory Inspection - Elevators carrying passengers need to be inspected by "qualified personnel" for a maximum of six months. Cargo lifts must be inspected at least every 12 months. This is an important statutory requirement and should be in accordance with the requirements of the Lifting and Handling Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). Ideally, an independent third party will conduct the inspection instead of maintaining the contractor to avoid conflicts of interest.