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The Ups And Downs Of Managing Lifts

The Ups And Downs Of Managing Lifts
13 May 2020
 

Managing a portfolio of lifts, or even a single lift, with all the obligations and responsibilities that come with it can be complex.

Adding to this burden is the variety of requirements depending on the environment(s) that the lift(s) operate in. Is the lift in an office block, retail outlet, airport, ski resort or any combination of these?  With the increasing shift towards litigation - personal accident claims and contractual disputes – it’s exceptionally important to get it right.

In this feature, EUR ING (European Engineer) Dave Cooper, MD of LECS (UK), explains the heavy load of documentation, legal obligations and standards required during the life cycle of a lift.

In his capacity as MD of engineering consultants, LECS UK, Cooper is a key advisor to governments, including the UK’s Government’s Department for Transport, on major vertical transportation projects. These include London’s only public cable car across the Thames and the new Luton DART. He has also advised on the US$40 million renovation of the Armenian Marriott Hotel, Yerevan as well as the development of Queensway Quay, Gibraltar.
 
Cooper is a regular international speaker at CIBSE global conferences, author of key books on vertical transportation including accidents and litigation within the field, and retains a keen interest in research in his position as an honorary visiting fellow of the University of Northampton.

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Article written by Dave Cooper | Published 13 May 2020

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