about premier lift group
Premier Lift Group (formerly Premier Platform Lifts) provides lift solutions for both domestic and commercial projects, with an extensive range of passenger and platform lifts, which comply with the Equality Act, the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), Part M of the Building Regulations, EN81-1/2 the EN81-41 and also the 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive.
EXCEPTIONAL LIFTS FOR SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS
We excel at creating bespoke elevator products, intelligently constructed and beautifully designed with custom-made functionality for every space.
full design service unmatched in the industry
Bring unique visions to life with our bespoke lift design service. Unmatched in this field, we offer truly bespoke solutions through creative concept design, complex engineering and familiarity with the world's finest materials.
site-specific technical drawings with all of our products
We produce high quality drawing packs for all of our products. These highly visual and detailed packs provide a thorough understanding and scope of the lift installation.
technical expertise and years of experience
We have installed many lifts across the UK, which means we are able to draw on our considerable experience to provide a solution to any public access problem or residential lift.
information and regulations
At Premier Lift Group, we pride ourselves on being the providers of customer-focused products and quality services. Installing a platform lift on your own or your clients' premises will ensure that you are adhering to all access laws and regulations. We appreciate that questions can be many and the best solutions not always immediately obvious, and with this in mind, we invite you to contact us with whatever your project requirements are. You can be sure that the lift solutions that Premier Lift Group provide are precisely fit for purpose.
All our platform lifts, wheelchair lifts and goods and service lifts are CE marked in compliance with European regulations and meet the safety requirements detailed in BS6440 & ISO 9386 and legislation outlined in this section of the website.
All our products come with a one year warranty and service agreement as part of the purchase. After this period has elapsed, we can arrange for the lift to be serviced according to the model and amount of usage.
Regular protective maintenance, a platform lift maintenance service and an emergency service can be arranged at any time as part of an individual service agreement.
Please use this section to guide you. If you have any questions or need clarification at any stage, please contact us on 0203 355 0523 or email email@example.com
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 provided protection from disability-related discrimination and has now been replaced with the Equality Act. This new Act is aims to re-establishing a balance between enabling a disabled person to make out a case of experiencing a problem that arises because of his or her disability, and providing an opportunity for an employer or other person to defend the treatment.The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) prompted service providers to provide access to the less able, in particular wheelchair users. The Equality Act takes the requirements of the DDA and extends them.The Equality Act replaced the Disability Discrimination Act (1995), or DDA, on the 1st October 2010 and is a critical piece of legislation to consider when specifying products for buildings
INTRODUCTION TO THE EQUALITY ACT
From 1 October 2010, the Equality Act replaced most of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). The Act aims to end prejudice against less able people. It has been significantly extended over the last ten years and now gives less able people rights in the following areas: Education, employment, renting or buying land or property, access to goods, facilities and services, activities, clubs, sports and associations. Where this restriction is involves the vertical circulation within a building the provision of a lifting platform may provide a solution.
OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE EQUALITY ACT
Obligations under the Equality Act require service providers and workplaces to make reasonable provisions and/or adjustments to overcome physical features, which obstruct the less able to access facilities. To overcome a physical feature means to either remove it, alter it so that it no longer has an effect, provide an alternative access route, or make services available to the less able in another way.
It is the building designer’s obligation to ensure that access is provided for the less able to ensure compliance with the Equality Act. Regarding vertical circulation this can be implemented by the use of say ramps, lifts or lifting platforms. It is a general misconception that the Equality Act specifies equipment.
Building designers can then put forward the type of lifting device within the access statement that they feel most suitable depending on the environment and usage among other factors. If personnel lifting devices are incorporated compliant with statutory regulations this will allow the building designer to fulfill his obligations under the Equality Act. The Requirements of Platform Lifts are contained in Part M of the Building Regulations, BS:8300 (called up within the regulation), BS:6440 and EN81-41.
All platform lifts supplied by Premier come under the jurisdiction of the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
AN OVERVIEW OF PART M / SECTION 4.2 OF THE TECHNICAL HANDBOOK (SCOTLAND) – VERTICAL CIRCULATION WITHIN A BUILDING.
Addressing the needs of all people, including those with disabilities, in accessing and moving around buildings. These regulations set out the standards for buildings to be accessible and hazard-free wherever possible.
Part M and Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook (Scotland) of the Building Regulations was introduced in 1985 in an attempt to ensure that all commercial buildings were suitably equipped for the needs of disabled people. Public buildings at design and building stages must be fitted with adequate access for all potential users of the service.
These requirements were then extended to the building of new homes. Failure to adhere to Part M and Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook (Scotland) will often result in planning permission not being granted.
There is a new European standard EN 81-41 for vertical platform lifts and for which our products again comply. It was drafted by the working group CEN/TC10/WG8 and is for products intended for use by persons with impaired mobility. This standard was as accepted by the CEN Member States by Formal Vote on 06 January 2009.
The new European standard EN 81-41 gives presumption of conformity to both the present and to the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.The new EN standard 81-41 makes it easier for the relevant authorities, architects and planners to understand and for European Notified bodies to assess the safety requirements for vertical platform lifts.
The new standard EN 81-41 improves and raises the safety requirements for European platform lifts, for the benefit of the users.
All Premier Lift Group products are in full compliance with the safety requirements of the new European standard EN 81-41.
A full site survey complete with site and product specific drawings for your lift installation, carried out by one of our experienced in-house surveyors, is the first step to ensuring that your lift installation is completed first time, on time and on budget.
Our highly experienced team of surveyors are experts on both our product portfolio and also the challenges presented by different locations, sites, building types and working environments. Having completed the site survey and risk assessment, they will brief one of our CAD designers to create a set of site specific drawings detailing the building works required for the lift installation.
Our focused, ISO 9001 driven approach ensures that our lifts go in first time every time. Delays and remedial work are avoided, building control approval is expedited, you and your team can have total peace of mind that this element of the project is assured.
Correct installation of your lift is not simply about having a working lift. Our meticulous approach is designed to eliminate mistakes and delays, ensuring there are no costly knock on consequences for the project.
Our trained and experienced lift installation teams meet our transport on site to ensure that the lift installation is completed first time, on time and with the absolute minimum disruption to other activities that are happening.
The installation will be completed to our site specific drawings and method statements. Prior to leaving site our staff will obtain sign-off from your site team for the installation.
All our products come with a comprehensive 12 month warranty, inclusive of two on-site services. More service visits can be recommended dependent on the lift location and usage. To ensure peace of mind in the years to come, we have a range aftercare packages available to purchase, ensuring continuity of service and our team of expert engineers on hand when you need them.
PACKAGES OFFER BENEFITS SUCH AS:
- Additional service visits per year
- Visits inclusive of all parts, labour and call out charges
- Response service with 24/7 year round call out
Please contact us to be forwarded examples of our range of maintenance packages.