You may even have noticed this as a customer or client. Certainly, as a regular tenant on a commercial lot or apartment complex, you will surely have noticed. The repair and maintenance of lifts appears to remain one of the most cumbersome and costly operations. No matter whether it is cargo lifts, goods lifts, passenger lifts, patient lifts, emergency exit lifts, it is all the same to the commercial property owner.
It certainly has been an encumbrance and all property owners dread the day that it happens. Because when the lifts grind to a halt then everything else around it seems to come to a standstill as well. Take the patient lifts for instance. The lift breaks down. How is the patient to be transported from his ward to his operating theater? Through the stairwell? Surely not. These probing thoughts may have been extreme.
But it does give you the impression. Think of the consequences. And what if the building’s emergency lifts should break down, all in one go? What if there are people trapped inside? That would be a real disaster now, wouldn’t it? What is to be done to avoid all of this from happening? What needs to be done to ensure that the conveyor belts of commerce and industry continue to purr from one level to the next?
There really is nothing to it really. The onus and responsibility falls directly onto the shoulders of the property owners and their managers. They need to make certain that they have scheduled regular maintenance schedules with their lift technicians so as to avoid all such disasters from happening. The need for repair work should be detected long before the lift needs to break down and enough time should be left to prepare for the work.