Although we specialise in elevator installations, it is important that an elevator is also removed using an experienced and licenced professional. After all, the majority of elevator related injuries take place when ‘strip out contractors’ try to take apart an old elevator in preparation for a refurbishment or demolition. Read on to find out everything you need to know about lift removal…
Elevators are removed from properties every day. After all, nothing is immortal. This type of job is often carried out when a building is under construction or being refurbished in order to account for a new design. In fact, an elevator may simply be removed because it needs replacing.
With this said, there are may dangers associated with the removal of an elevator, especially when the job is carried out by contractors looking to save money. For instance, there are specific requirements to follower in the LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) that are in place in order to ensure that people are safe. From suitable guard rails and toe board to overhead protection to calculating the working load of the elevator machinery correctly with the appropriate alterations, there are many different things to consider simultaneously when removing an elevator.
In fact, the biggest mistake that contractors will make is allowing an elevator to be dismantled in a generic and uncontrolled format; letting equipment free fall to the bottom of the elevator shaft which can actually affect the foundation of the building due to the velocity that they travel at and the sudden impact with the ground.
The team here at Elevators Ltd are experienced and highly qualified in our trade which is why we always recommended that you consult a professional for any and all lift removal enquiries. As the best lift company around we have made it our mission to be of hand to our customers as much as we possibly can which is why we are always a phone call away. Get in contact with a member of the Elevators Ltd team to find out more information about lift removal today!