Constructionline Gold

Constructionline Gold Status

I am very pleased to announce that Ascendant Lifts have been awarded Constructionline Gold Status

Constructionline Gold status opens up greater opportunities within the Lift industry by being verified as Pas 91 and achieving common assessment standard

Health and Safety comes as a priority  to Ascendant lifts with no record of Accident of incident for over 1000 days its something we are very proud of.

Being contructionline Gold verified is of interest to many of our buyers, with Gold membership including further validation checks using an enhanced prequalification questionnaire that goes beyond PAS 91. our  company’s credentials for environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies have all been verified to the highest standard.  Some of these policies form part of the Cabinet Office Selection Questionnaire (SQ), which the public sector is expected to comply with.

At Nationwide Lifts & Escalators, we put Health and Safety as the number one priority in anything we do. The health & safety of our clients, engineers and staff is of huge importance to Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd and with our competence, professionalism and industry experience we ensure health and safety is never compromised.

At Nationwide Lifts & Escalators, we put Health and Safety at the fore front of everything we do and as such we would never compromise the safety of any party. The team at Ascendant Lifts & Escalators are well aware of their obligations under current legislation and every aspect of our work will be safely managed.

Every aspect of lift maintenance, lift repair or lift upgrade / refurbishment is subject to our safety management system to ensure our works are carried out with risks minimised.

We offer a nationwide service for all your Lift Maintenance, Lift Repair or Lift Modernisation requirements. We also offer the complete range of new lifts and full turn key packages that include lift removal, builders work and electrical work.

With offices located across the United Kingdom, we are able to provide a fully comprehensive package to all our clients. We also offer lift modernisations nationwide whether it is a new lift interior you need, new doors or the bits you might not see (control systems, hydraulics, motors) – we have a solution for you.

We have a comprehensive understanding of all health and safety legislation which relates to lift engineering works including but not limited to;

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • The Lift Regulations 1997
  • BS7255 (Safe working on lifts)
  • BS EN81-1 &2, BS EN81-28, BS EN 81-58, BS 5655
  • Undertaking risk assessments in line with the Management Regulations.
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  • Provision and use of work equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Quality Assurance 9001
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations
  • CDM Regulations


“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”

Growth is what 2020 has been about for Nationwide Lifts from a small office to approaching 20 staff , more engineers on the road more engaged  and hungry office staff. None of this is by accident it is only by working together and focus that breeds success.

2021 is going to be another year of growth for us and  we are delighted to announce the appointment of Suzanne Lisle who has joined Nationwide Lifts & Escalators as Service Director.

Suzanne comes to us with a great deal of Lift Industry Knowledge, as well as a vast amount of experience in Sales & Operations. As our business continues to grow, we will continue to focus on strengthening our team to ensure our customers receive high levels of service.

We will continue with our customer driven focus and strive to offer the best customer service in the industry through our dedicated customer care, we pride ourselves as your partner throughout the entire lifespan of your lift equipment. This on top of our recent acquisition of our New Yorkshire office in Sheffield shows our ambition. All this is backed up with a wealth of knowledge both on the road and in the office so no lift type or manufacturer is a problem whether it is 3am in the morning or 16:59 on a Friday evening we will be your partner through it all.

At Nationwide Lifts and Escalators traditional Lift servicing is at the heart of what we do. During a traditional maintenance visit, rest assured our experienced service engineers carry out a full inspection, test and comprehensive service, and make any appropriate adjustments to ensure optimum performance saving you money in the long run. Our Tailor-made services have been designed to keep your lift operating smoothly and efficiently for years to come

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

The first Blog of 2021 and it finds us again in Lockdown 3.0 but this time with light at the end of the tunnel in the way of the vaccine, I’m very excited to see what March brings and the doors being eased open to a real New Year. There is no doubt things have changed and our High street will never be the same as it was, as the armchair economy shines through with people moving to everything on line and being delivered straight from the screen to there doorstep. I can see the High street turning into a new young vibrant place and have no doubt it will come back and thrive.

With a lot of offices closed and the hospitality industry shut down and a lot of homeworking for the time being, the return to the workplace will see a lot of lifts that haven’t moved for extended periods but there is light at the end of the tunnel

Like a car a lifts left for long period will need a bit of TLC before they expected to run multiple times an hour, If you leave your car parked on the drive for weeks on end and expect it to start it is likely it will struggle. The tires might be flat, the battery ran out of charge the handbrake stuck on the brakes Seized  – so to prevent any issues you might go for a 15-minute drive in it every week or so.

The same principle applies for a lift. On a hydraulic lift, buffers compress and ropes stretch the ram can creep, buffers compress and oil becomes cold. On traction lifts it means ropes can flatten where the counterweight hasn’t moved . And on both drive types guide rollers can become damaged.

If at the beginning of lockdown you switched it off, then, unfortunately without checking the lift over you don’t know what breakdowns your going to walk into when you put it back in service

Ascendant Lifts are offering a FREE site survey and quote  to make you aware of any issues and that might arise and repairs you will need to put the lift back in action across the whole of the UK and an interim service to make sure your lift is in tip top condition ready for when your doors open.

Ascendant Lifts & Escalators Ltd provide traditional lift maintenance across the UK. We can offer preventative planned packages for all types of passenger lifts, goods lifts, platform lifts, dumbwaiters, stairlifts and all types of access products. With over 50 years of experience, we have serviced and maintained all types of lift equipment Nationwide.