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Access for all is crucial in educational settings. People, equipment and other goods need to be moved as safely and efficiently as possible, ensuring that everyone can access the education they need.

At Concept Elevators, we understand the unique requirement of educational establishments. We install, maintain and modernise elevators and lifts in schools, colleges and universities across the UK. 

We’re experienced at creating the perfect solution for each institution that we work with, taking into account the constraints of your building and the needs of a complex range of different users. We can help you achieve the kind of accessibility that you depend upon.

Why lifts are important in educational buildings
  • The Disability Discrimination Act and the Disability Rights in Education Act state that owners, controllers or managers of educational institutions have to provide adequate access for anyone using and visiting their premises who has a physical or mental disability. 
  • Accessibility makes it possible for everyone within the community to access education and lifts are a vital part of making this accessibility a reality. 
  • The solutions we provide meet and go beyond the statutory requirements helping to make schools, colleges and universities as accessible as possible for students, staff and visitors alike. 
Where to locate your lift
  • Careful consideration needs to be given to where a lift is located within an educational environment. In some cases, it may be necessary to adapt the building and any building work that needs to be carried out should be well planned.
  • In primary and secondary schools for example, it can be smart practice to ensure that the lift isn’t located where it can easily be tampered with by students. Accessibility needs to be maximised, making the lift easy to use for those who need it. 
  • Safety first
  • Accidents happen, and in schools and colleges, they can be commonplace. When it comes to lifts in educational buildings safety has to be paramount, from the design through to the construction and installation. 
  • All lift installations are highly regulated, but in schools and colleges, this is taken even further. Young children might not fully understand the need to pay extra attention with machinery such as lifts. To counter this risk, we put in place extra safety measures to help reduce the risk of accidents or damage. 
  • There are a range of extra safety features that can be included such as a locking facility, fire doors, intelligent automatic doors, emergency auto-dialler or intercom, emergency lowering measurements, handrails and braille pushes. 
  • Every lift that we install undergoes a comprehensive and rigorous inspection process. This takes place through the design, production and installation stages, and all of our products are also compliant with British Safety Standards. 
  • We can also advise on how the lift is to be used. For instance, whether a child that uses a wheelchair can be permitted to independently use the lift or if they need to be assisted by support workers. 
Durability and consistency
  • Two key elements that are required for any lift in an educational establishment are durability and consistency. Lifts in schools and colleges have to withstand a lot of punishment, and every lift we install in an educational environment is tough enough to cope. With proper maintenance, it can be guaranteed to work for years to come.
  • We also understand that lift downtime can create added difficulties in a school or college, so every lift we install is designed to be consistent and reliable, minimising the risk of any downtime. 
A comprehensive lift installation, repair and maintenance service
  • At Concept Elevators, we understand the unique requirements of schools, colleges and universities. We offer a complete lift design, installation and maintenance service. We can modernise and make safe existing installations, as well as be on hand when repairs are necessary. 
  • Our affordable maintenance packages ensure that your lifts are always working as efficiently and safely as possible, extending their service life and reducing running costs.
  • To find out more about how we work with schools, colleges and universities, call 01543 273673 or email helpdesk@conceptelevators.co.uk.

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