Passenger and Platform lifts

After a recent win for Nationwide Lifts for a National Care home chain we thought we put together a few tips on staying safe in Passenger and Platform lifts during these uncertain times .

Passenger and Platform lifts are small enclosed spaces where people must stand very close together. They are also an essential mode of transport for people who cannot use the stairs easily, especially in critical settings like Nursing Homes. We have put together tips for lift use whilst social distancing because of the recent Covid 19 pandemic

While many of us in the UK are currently facing fresh movement restrictions, there are Buildings that that need to stay operational. For example, hospitals and care homes  where people and supplies must always be able to move efficiently within and between floors,

By following the tips below, you can help stop the spread of the Virus in your Building and place of work

  1. Regular cleaning of touchable lift surfaces

It is always good practice to keep surfaces cleaned regularly. We would recommend extra cleaning efforts so that handrails, lift walls and Buttons are disinfected regularly.

  1. Avoid direct contact with landing and lift car buttons To avoid the spread of Covid 19 from landing and lift push buttons, it is practice not to touch with your bare fingers, instead use  a gloved finger, or something else such as a pen If you need to use your bare hands, remember to wash them with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  1. For passenger carrying lifts practice social distancing and avoid crowds 

If you cannot maintain a two-metre distance with other people in the lift then be patient and wait for the next one or consider taking the stairs instead if you can. Ideally, it is best to travel in the lift /elevator cabin on your own or people from you own household to avoid spread.

Nationwide 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.

We offer traditional lift maintenance that allows our experienced lift engineers more time to look after your lifts on site. By offering the right lift service, our engineers can help cut down on call-outs, breakdowns and costs. By spending more time on an individual lift it allows our engineers to prevent issues happening in the future. We do not believe in giving our engineers huge rounds to complete each day as this can cut back on quality and time on site.

We can tailor lift maintenance to suit clients requirements. We can offer standard contracts or comprehensive solutions for your lift servicing. We always take into consideration the type of equipment, usage, age and clients budgets before we agree the best way forward for your lift maintenance solution.

Please contact if we can help further on or call us on FREEPHONE 0800 599 9177. We can offer all types of lift service and maintenance work throughout England, Wales and Scotland.




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