Lift Audits - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Part 1.

Updated: Apr 10, 2018

Some findings from our equipment audits. We highly recommend the independent auditing of Lift and Escalator equipment #lmlliftconsultants #lifts #escalators #lift audit



These steel wire hoisting ropes are badly corroded and require immediate attention. This is definitely not a colour we like to see. #rustedhoistingropes









There were a number of issues identified in this lift pit. Firstly, the governor tension weight electrical 'cut-out' switch has not been adjusted correctly and therefore will not operate as designed. In addition, the compensating chain (whisper-flex) requires some attention to prevent the rubber coating from wearing excessively.




This is a close up of some of the fixings on a counterweight frame. The design of this counterweight relies on these fixing points, which in this case are extremely loose and the washers have been installed incorrectly.









This shows a large crack in the front wall of the liftwell. In this case, the liftwell was constructed before the reactions of the Lift product were known.












This shows an example of an inadequate fixing of a trimmer beam in the liftwell to the liftwell wall.





This shows an example of a number of inadequate fixings, or fixings which are missing, on a shelf bracket supporting a hoisting machine.