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Keeping you updated with our latest company news, as well as insights and opinions on the lift and escalator industry.

October 25, 2023 in News

Lift Engineer 101 – a guide to hand protection

Working on lift installations and maintenance will require a great deal of manual labour that will elevate the risk of injury to the hands. Handling dangerous tools and working with…
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September 13, 2023 in News

Lift Engineer 101 – Lifting equipment safety

Chain blocks, lever hoists and slings are commonly-used lifting equipment in the lift industry. Chain blocks lift loads vertically with a Safe Working Load (SWL) limit much greater than a…
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August 15, 2023 in News

What you should know about a Lift Health and Safety Policy

By law, all businesses should have a health and safety policy and this is no different for lift and escalator companies. It should be specific to the industry, relating to…
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July 5, 2023 in News

How can lift engineers work safely in a heatwave?

It doesn’t happen all too often in the UK, but when there is a heatwave, it hits us hard. Unfortunately, when working on site, the heat can seem even more…
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June 21, 2023 in News

ISO Audit – a step-by-step guide

If you are looking to achieve ISO accreditation to help improve your business, then you’ll most likely need an internal audit. An audit covers all the processes across the business…
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May 16, 2023 in News

Lift safety – landing doors

When lift engineers are carrying out maintenance work, they will be faced with a number of hazards. One of the major dangers is falling into the lift shaft, which could…
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April 4, 2023 in News

Five top tips for lift subcontractors

As a lift subcontractor your credentials should be checked by the main contractor/lift company before you get the green light on a project. They will review the relevant documentation to…
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March 14, 2023 in News

Compliance for installing a new lift

As with any technology, lifts are constantly being modernised. With modernisation comes different rules that any new lift must comply with. While this does not mean there’s anything wrong with…
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February 27, 2023 in News

The impact of Fire Safety (England) Regulations on the lift industry

The terrible events of Grenfell Tower have put a spotlight on fire safety within high-rise buildings and brought about important changes to ensure the same doesn’t happen again in the…
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February 15, 2023 in News

Lift Pit Safety

Most lift engineers will set foot in a lift pit. In short, a lift pit is the basement of a lift found just below the ground floor. This space is…
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January 24, 2023 in News

Safety signs in the lift industry

Safety signs are something we regularly come across in everyday life. They provide a clear, visual indication of any hazards and inform us of the precautions we should take to…
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January 10, 2023 in News

Elevating Safety Solutions features in Elevator World

Elevating Safety Solutions is proud to have been featured in Elevator World, the leading magazine for the vertical transportation industry. The publisher covers all aspects of the sector, including everything…
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December 13, 2022 in News

Working with asbestos brake lining

The risks posed by asbestos have become well-documented, but it will still be some time before it is no longer a concern, particularly for construction workers. Asbestos can potentially be…
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December 6, 2022 in News

ESS founder awarded master’s degree in lift engineering

Elevating Safety Solutions’ founder, lift compliance consultant, Stewart Proctor, is thrilled to have been awarded a Master of Science in Lift Engineering by the University of Northampton. Stewart gained a…
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November 23, 2022 in News

The use of headphones at work

Listening to music at work can help motivate staff, lift their spirits and block out distractions, but it also has its risks – especially in construction-based roles. On site, engineers…
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November 9, 2022 in News

Why you need manual handling training

Manual handling is the transportation of a load by hand or bodily force, whether it be pushing, pulling, or carrying, which lift engineers carry out on a regular basis. This…
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October 20, 2022 in News

ESS supports the Lift Industry Mental Health Charter

Elevating Safety Solutions is proud to announce it has become a supporter of the Lift Industry Mental Health Charter. The initiative aims to bring together companies and individuals in the…
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October 12, 2022 in News

Day in the life of a lift compliance consultant

There is never a dull moment for ESS founder, lift compliance consultant, Stewart Proctor. When he is not out and about with a client reviewing processes or attending an accident…
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October 4, 2022 in News

Ride quality monitoring – preventing lift breakdown

Lifts are extremely important for managing traffic flow in a building, so when something goes wrong and a lift is out of action it is likely to cause inconvenience to…
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August 22, 2022 in News

Wire lift ropes: problems and solutions

Ropes or lift cables are integral for a lift to function, playing a critical role in controlling the speed of a lift and supporting the weight of a car. These…
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July 27, 2022 in News

How to give your business a lift with ISO accreditation

Competition to win new business in the lift industry can be very tough and is often based on whether you meet the criteria set by the customer. If you want…
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July 13, 2022 in News

Lift modernisation – what you should know

Lifts generally have a long lifespan, however over time things can start to go wrong, and parts will eventually deteriorate. This can affect the safety of the vehicle and experience…
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June 22, 2022 in News

Fire safety in the lift industry

Keeping up to date with fire safety is essential in any job, particularly in the lift industry, where being around hazardous substances and using dangerous tools heightens the chances of…
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June 9, 2022 in News

Managing hazardous waste

Working in the lift industry poses a number of risks, due to the nature of the environment and tools used, however another area of concern is waste, particularly hazardous waste.…
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May 25, 2022 in News

Angle grinder safety tips

Lift engineers are regularly faced with a number of hazards as part of their everyday job. This includes the use of dangerous equipment. However big or small the risk, it…
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May 11, 2022 in News

The importance of toolbox talks within the lift industry

When working with any type of machinery or on site, safety is of paramount importance to those installing or maintaining lifts. In a report conducted by the HSE on ‘Workplace…
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April 22, 2022 in News

Asbestos awareness – Why it matters

Asbestos can be found across the UK in pre-2000 homes, building sites and public buildings and, following exposure, can pose serious health concerns later in life. In fact, there are…
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April 14, 2022 in News

ESS becomes member of Association for Specialist Fire Protection

Elevating Safety Solutions is delighted to have been accepted as a member of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP). This will allow the lift consultancy to enhance its compliance…
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April 5, 2022 in News

ESS support squash event to inspire young players

On Saturday 26th March, Elevating Safety Solutions had the privilege of co-sponsoring a squash exhibition evening at Bexley Lawn Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club. The event was part of the…
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March 23, 2022 in News

Get to know the founder – Stewart Proctor

Get to know the founder of Elevating Safety Solutions, Stewart Proctor. Read the interview below to find out about his experience in the lift industry and what he is working…
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March 3, 2022 in News

How do I ensure my lift is safe?

If you are a lift owner or a company installing and maintaining a new lift on behalf of a client, it’s essential to know your responsibilities for ensuring the equipment…
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March 2, 2022 in News

Five keys to excellent health and safety management

Having an effective health and safety management system for your business not only demonstrates your commitment to the wellbeing of your employees and customers but can also help you improve…
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March 1, 2022 in News

ISO 9001 – Why do I need a Quality Management System?

ISO 9001 is the world’s most popular and recognised quality management system standard. A powerful tool for continuous business improvement, a QMS can offer a multitude of benefits for any…
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