Whenever anybody asks us to install new equipment we want the installation to be as hassle-free as possible, but we need your help. Please read:
To complete the installation of your new equipment without delay or disruption it is essential that your site is properly prepared before our engineer arrives and that all necessary lifting and electrical assistance is available when required. Failure to provide this may result in additional charges for lost time. Our engineer will only carry out work for which we have quoted or for which the cost is included in the price of the equipment eg. lifts, brake testers etc. Any additional work carried out will be charged on a ‘time and materials’ basis.
It is essential that there is a clear route from the delivery vehicle to the install site.
When our engineer arrives he will expect to be able to proceed with the installation without delay. He will not have time to clear the site or wait for you to do this. The installation location must be agreed upon and clear before he arrives.
In order to comply with safety requirements, a minimum clearance of 600 mm (24 in) must be allowed between moving parts of a lift and the next fixed obstruction. When equipment is to be used for authorised MOT testing, the positioning must comply with VOSA requirements.
3. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY – STORAGE.
When delivered to site you must ensure that our equipment is stored securely. It may be that equipment will be delivered some days before installation can be carried out. You must advise us if you are unable to store the equipment for any length of time.
4. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY - FLOOR.
The majority of surface mounted lifts require a 150 mm (6 in) thick concrete floor which is substantially level over the whole of the lift and vehicle standing area, and of sufficient strength and quality. However some other lifts require deeper concrete. If the floor is not of this quality, squares must be cut through the existing floor and concrete pads provided to suit the position of the lift columns. There should be no underground cables, pipes or drains in the floor area where a lift or brake tester is to be installed. If this is unavoidable, the engineer must be informed of their exact location so that fixing bolts can be positioned to miss these obstructions. The pit excavation for a brake tester must comply with the manufacturer’s construction drawing which we will provide.
5. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY - ELECTRICAL WORK.
If you wish to take advantage of our free load test at time of installation of your new lift you must provide a suitable weight as close as possible to the designed lifting capacity. This may be a known dead weight, or a loaded vehicle. In the case of a loaded vehicle a weighbridge certificate must be presented with it.
Note: If the lift is part of an MOT testing bay it will need to be load tested to 3 tonnes for class IV and 3.5 tonnes for class VL/VII.
A chargeable outsourced load testing facility is available on request.
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR CLARIFICATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE POINTS
Before we can install new equipment we will require you to complete our Site Ready Form. You can complete one by clicking the link here.