A.Buying a building, or leasing one on a FRI basis, is a huge responsibility.
It is therefore essential to ensure that ‘everything works’ or, alternatively, identifying
why not and establishing a means of rectifying the situation.
Faulty or old lifts and escalators cost more to maintain, both in terms of money
and down time, and cause complaints from staff, clients, tenants, guests, etc. The
outcome is increased expense, loss productivity, reduced profit and, perhaps, presentation
of an image other than that desired.
There are many statutory requirements, eg LOLER, the Health & Safety at Work, etc
Act, that ‘owners or occupiers’ need to comply with, in addition to the recommendations
made by bodies such as British Standards. These cannot be ignored and often give
a contractor a ‘blank cheque’ to carry out the work unless this is supervised by
a knowledgeable independent body.
Vandalism is a frustrating but very real reason for the poor performance of many
lifts and escalators. Surveys cannot eliminate the cause but help in making it difficult
for the vandals, by identifying appropriate means of reducing their opportunities.
A.We provide a full surveying facility, carried out by experienced and professional
specialists who are not driven by profit, but give impartial advice for the benefit
of the client, not the contractor.
A.Our surveys include, as applicable: a full study of the site conditions; a description
of the installation and its environment; comments on performance and compliance with
applicable legislation and standards; identification of any faults; a conclusion;
and recommendations to rectify problems. We write in a clear and concise style for
the professional and layperson alike.
A. Anywhere in the world (except war zones).
A.At any time in the life of a lift — even new lifts need surveys if they have
not been in normal use.
SURVEYING AND REPORTING
survey’1 v.t. examine condition of (building, etc). sur’vey’2 n. inspection or investigation
of the condition, amount, etc, of something, account giving the results of this. (The
Concise Oxford Dictionary)
We define a survey as: a means to an end; a way of reporting on condition; investigation,
identification and proposals for rectification. (Tony Warren Limited)