Service lifts are small lifts that move between floors. They are also frequently referred to as dumbwaiters or food lifts. They are ideal for the repeated movement of small loads in a wide variety of settings..
These days service lift have a number of uses and can be installed in a wide range of environments. These range from hospitals to bars and restaurants, small businesses to care homes, libraries and in private homes – in fact, they are suitable for almost any environment where loads of up to 150kg require moving between floors on a frequent basis.
These lifts can be invaluable in ensuring that your business meets the latest Manual Handling Regulations (2002) we ensure we tick all of the right boxes here at SDLifts. These regulations require employers to avoid manual handling where there is a risk of injury, and to use mechanical alternatives wherever possible to do so. These kind of lifts are perfect for this, and also eliminate the repeated need for employees to go up and down stairs with loads, further avoiding risk to injury.
Not only are they ideal in terms of health and safety, they are also designed to make the life of employees easier, more efficient and smooth-running, meaning that you are able to offer the best possible service.
In terms of installation, service lift, much like a dumbwaiter, requires a shaft to be hollowed out in between the floors you need it to run from and to. Further to this, the shaft needs to be in a place where the opening is convenient on all the floors it opens at. It therefore requires some planning. One option is to find a company who can do the structural work and the fitting of the lift as well as all the maintenance – this will save you a lot of hassle in the long run and should help you keep your business running smoothly.
A service lift is an investment but, if done well, it can really help you to offer a smooth and efficient service at the same time as protecting the health and safety interests of your employees.