Solution: Improving the mobility for a primary school

Product/Service: Platform Lift, Installation, Project Management

Client: Primary School

Location, Manchester

Client Requirement

The primary school came to us with a short timescale to install a new lift over the summer holidays for changes to their mobility needs from September.  Some children who previously attended on the ground floor has moved to the first floor and needed a lift for access.  They hadn’t budgeted for the change so a cost-effective solution including project management was required as they had no experience in implementing a lift.

Service Provided

We proposed a DDA -compliant, Platform Lift solution for the school and worked with our supplier to ensure they could meet the required delivery date.  Little building work was needed as the lift featured a self-supporting shaft, no pit and low headroom.  We advised on the building work required, and liaised with the builder to ensure the work met the requirements before the installation.  A ramp was added to eliminate the need for a pit and we also offered limited school access to meet their user requirements.  On-going maintenance and LOLER inspections were also explained, and we assisted with budgeting for the coming years.