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10 Things Your Lift Consultant Should Do for You

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Suitability and Integrity


Your consultant uses non-proprietary, performance-based and generic specifications to recommend the most suitable product and system for your unique project, not necessarily what is newest or currently promoted. The lift consultant is independent of the lift industry, influences and sits solely in your corner – looking out for your best interests.
The Consultant gets you what you need – not what the contractor has available.



Your consultant project-manages the lifts to meet known industry standards and your time objectives. He is a critical member of your project team who helps manage contractor compliance and performance.
You only get what you manage – if you don’t manage it, you won’t get it.



Your consultant is an Industry Professional with span and depth of experience, committed to excellence and results at every stage of his involvement in your project. They are experienced specialists, using tools such as traffic analysis calculations to get you the most powerful, smallest-footprint solution.
Too many or too few lifts will affect the building over its life, in terms of cost and traffic flow.

Competitive Pricing


Your consultant is familiar with commercial as well as technical issues in costing, deliveries and logistics all the way through the supply chain. His non-proprietary, performance-based designs will bring you multiple, compliant and cost-competitive tenders.
No Surprises with detailed specifications.



Your consultant maximizes your (your Clients) lettable area by minimizing lift space taken. He uses appropriate electronic control, motion control and lifting technologies to achieve the least energy use. He designs with the lifts’ full life-cycle in mind and so can’t help but make your building more sustainable. He literally makes your building work and then work very well.
Unspecialised Third-Party Procurement mostly buys on Project Cost.

Cost Control


Your consultant will protect you from unfair cost variations and time extension claims during construction, and elicit detailed and thorough costing for future repairs and maintenance. 
The programme of works can be linked to damages but early completion through good management is preferable.



Your consultant works with facts and actual, measurable quality. All key parameters of your lifts are measured against strict requirements. He will insist on superior lift performance and reliability to ensure you get everything you paid for
The market value of the building is protected against adverse negotiation tactics on lift service.

Risk Reduction


Your consultant manages and reduces your risk. He builds lift, fire and disabled code compliance in mind, flexibility and future-proofing are paramount to the design. He insists on proven, reliable and repeatable products and services. You have assurance that all proposed equipment has been extensively monitored and verified in the field for years before consideration for your building.
The wrong product will continue to waste cost during its life cycle, which often means it is ultimately more costly.

No Surprises!


There should be no blank spots between the lifts and other scopes of work. Experience and a disciplined approach enable the consultant to account for errors and omissions in the tenders. Your consultant pays for himself many times over by delivering thorough designs within budget, and eliminates variations and all of their knock-on effects on programme and ROI.
The Consultants Fees are transactional but the life cycle savings are repeat.

Sustainability & Development


Your consultant works as a key member of your design and management team. He brings extra value to each project and aims to be cost neutral by showing the way forward pragmatically. Your lift consultant can make your designs more advanced and more effective in today’s high-cost, complex construction and maintenance environment, you must lead to succeed.
Obsolescence can come quickly with a low volume product or complex control lacking in spares availability that few maintainers can maintain.  

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Contact us

  • Location: East Sussex
  • Phone number: 07900 65 66 90
  • Work hours
  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday/Sunday Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

+What services does Lift Consultant Ltd provide?

Lift Consultancy offers comprehensive technical and commercial advice related to lift and escalator systems, including but not limited to: New Lifts in New Buildings, New Lifts in Existing Buildings, Maintenance and Service Arrangements, Essential Repairs, Testing and Modernisation.

+Why should I choose an independent lift consultant?

Opting for an independent lift consultant ensures impartial and expert recommendations. Our experienced lift consultants offer tailored solutions without any bias toward specific lift contractors or manufacturers, ensuring maximum Safety, Reliability and Return on Investment.

+Does Lift Consultant Ltd cover lift inspections across the UK?

No, our lift consultancy service extends across East Sussex, providing advice on LOLER inspections, Health and Safety audits, and maintenance management for existing lift installations. We advise on compliance with all statutory regulations for the lift industry. (As far as reasonably practicable, according to existing physical conditions)

+What are the specialities of your lift management Service?

Our team of consultants specialises in Lift Modernisation, Maintenance Regimes and Service Response requirements. We have expertise in managing lift portfolios, Key Accounts and providing lift and escalator access solutions for various types of buildings.

+Can I receive guidance on lift equipment refurbishment from Lift Consultant Ltd?

Absolutely, our experience is invalid in providing prudent advice for long term solutions, making sure that investment is not wasted by reactive solutions to immediate issues.

The Life Cycle Of A Lift

The life of a lift is 15 to 20 years depending on its usage.

This can be shortened by poor maintenance regimes, lack of product knowledge, obsolescence or poor treatment by the user.

It can be extended by Repairs and Modernisation up to the point of obsolescence.

The independent and impartial Lift Consultant has knowledge and experience in span and depth of the technical and commercial aspects of the lift at each stage of its lifecycle, this advice can maximise return on investment.

Feedback from past clients, maintain that the Lift Consultants fee can be cost neutral most of the time, when considering the savings made through prudent advice.

1 The lift starts its life as a new lift, in a new building usually, where its purpose, usage, building population, use in the event of an emergency and energy consumption, will all have been considered for the best return on investment.

2 Once installed the lift needs to be maintained correctly to maximise safety, reliability and ensure optimum service levels via timely planned stoppages and ensuring a quick response to any unplanned stoppages

3 Repairs will be required according to usage where consumable items such as hoisting ropes, belts, door shoes etc will need replacing. These should be planned carefully to suit the buildings operational requirements.

4 Periodic Testing in accordance with LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) will be required and the frequency of these tests will be decided by the competent person, often the Insurance Engineers Inspector. Testing costs versus replacement costs are similar in some circumstances.

5 As the lift becomes older and skills and parts become elusive, there may be a need to replace major components to maintain safety and reliability in order to minimise unplanned and extended stoppages. At this point it is incumbent on the owner to raise the safety standards of the lift, to meet the latest published codes. (As far as reasonably practical).

6 When the lift is coming towards the end of its expected life, then the cost of total modernisation versus the cost of total replacement is minimal and replacement is often the better option for return on investment, as it will be engineered as a single and complete package for that lift shaft, whereas Modernisation may retain some components that will be obsolete in the shorter term and cause extended stoppages. Modernisation may not have been an approved by a Notified Body and display a valid CE mark.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998, which is a key piece of legislation, plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of both workers and the public during lifting operations.

 LOLER not only sets out clear requirements for the safe planning, organization, and execution of lifting operations, but it also mandates the regular inspection and thorough examination of lifting equipment.

By stipulating these stringent regulations, LOLER guarantees that employers carry out thorough risk assessments, provide safe working conditions, and maintain equipment in good working order.

With its emphasis on competent personnel, proper training, and clear communication, LOLER fosters a culture of safety within workplaces where lifting activities take place. By adhering to these regulations, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to the welfare of their employees, as well as their dedication to maintaining high safety standards in their operations.

Consequently, LOLER stands as a cornerstone of the health and safety landscape, protecting individuals and underpinning the integrity of the lifting industry.

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