Elevating studio provides lift and escalator safety inspections. We can conduct a thorough lift or escalator safety check to guarantee safe operation of your equipment. We apply the safety standards SS550 and EN-81 for lifts and SS626 and EN-115 for escalators.
Apart from elevator and escalator safety inspections, we provide lift maintenance audits, health checks and lift handover inspections. Independent lift and escalator inspections with measurements using calibrated instruments will verify if your equipment is safe and you ‘get what you pay for’. A Lift consultant can also bring clarity to the reasons behind the unexpected behaviour of an elevator or escalator and help both the owner and the lift contractor to understand the root cause. Regular inspections will also help to prolong life time of your equipment and key components. ‘To measure is to know!’
- Maintenance Audit
- Equipment Health Check
- Safety Certification
- Handover Inspection
- Due Diligence Inspection
- Functional tests
- Installation Inspection
- Traffic Performance Inspection
A Maintenance Audit is recommended yearly or bi-yearly. Maintenance audit is a regular, independent inspection of maintenance quality, which checks on the work of the maintenance provider. Is everything done as it should be? Are you getting what you pay for? An independent audit is especially useful in case of high break-down rates or if unexpected costs have occurred from unclear invoices or disputes. An audit will also help in case of end user complaints on issues such as elevator ride comfort, levelling accuracy, abnormal noise or long waiting times.
Health Check is typically performed when the equipment has been in use for 15 to 18 years or when a modernization is already planned. We compare equipment to latest codes and prevalent code and provide recommendations. The outcome of the Health Check may lead to several different conclusions:
1. No need to plan modernization –improvements to maintenance quality may be suggested
2. Recommendation to perform minor repairs or replacements
3. Recommendation to consider modernization
4. Recommendation to consider full-replacement.
According to the conclusions from health check, Elevating Studio can be engaged for planning the next steps such as budget preparation, consultancy or design and spec preparation.
The health check can be used also to verify tenders from lift vendors.
Elevator and Escalator safety certification are often required by insurance companies and by labour law.
Elevating Studio is an authorized provider for Annual Safety Test, Inspection, and Formal Certification with a safety mark. Tests follow EN81 and EN115 standards and abide international and local government regulations and requirements.
The load-test certification is valid for 5 years for elevators. Inspections are carried out by a certified Elevating Studio safety inspector, accredited by the Dutch Liftinstituut.
Handover inspection is recommended to be carried out at completion of new installation or modernization. Does the equipment perform as per contract? Are all works completed including tests and documentation delivered?
Due diligence is carried out when buying or renting a building with elevators and escalators. Due Diligence verifies that the building is 'fit for purpose' and traffic performance is in line with required capacity.
Elevating Studio conducts bespoke functional tests according to client’s requirements Functional tests include but are not limited to:
- Fire Alarm test
- Evacuation test
- Earthquake test
- Access control integration test
- 'explosion proof' verification and inspection
- Ventilation and air-conditioning inspection and test
- Traffic performance test
- Destination Control Test
- Controller function tests for special equipment such as VIP elevators or bed elevators
Elevating Studio organizes and supervises both nonrecurring functional tests and tests required e.g. annually or biannually.
Installation inspections are conducted during the construction phase of a modernization project or new construction project. Inspections support management and quality control of the project. Core activities of installation inspection include but are not limited to:
- Quality verification of material deliveries and storage facilities
- Work accuracy
- Safety of working environment
Elevating Studio issues a report on measurements found defects, deviations and non-compliances.
Traffic Performance Inspection is conducted in case of poor performing elevators. Indicators of poor performance are for example long travel times or waiting times in the lobby.