Service lifts are small lifts that move between floors. They are also often referred to as dumbwaiters or food lifts. They are ideal for the repeated movement of small loads in a wide variety of settings. George Johnson Lifts are the oldest service lift manufacturer in the UK, we have been in business for over 160 years, originally designing and installing hand operated lifts which we still manufacture in our South London factory and importing several electric lifts from suppliers across Europe.
These days service lifts have many uses and can be installed in a wide range of environments. These range from hospitals to bars and restaurants, small businesses to care homes, libraries and in private homes – in fact, they are suitable for almost any environment where loads of up to 250kg require moving between floors on a frequent basis.
Service Lifts can be invaluable in ensuring that your business meets the latest Manual Handling Regulations (2002) we ensure we tick all of the right boxes here at George Johnson lifts. These regulations require employers to avoid manual handling where there is a risk of injury, and to use mechanical alternatives wherever possible to do so. Our lifts are perfect for this, also eliminating the repeated need for employees to go up and down stairs with loads, further avoiding risk to injury.
Not only are they ideal in terms of health and safety, they are also designed to make the life of employees easier, more efficient and smooth-running, meaning that you are able to offer the best possible service.
In terms of installation, there are some builders works and prior planning required, and this is where our complete service from design, installation and maintenance can help guide you in the process. See our Lift Installation page for more info on the steps to your new lift. Our Servicing and Maintenance contracts can also help to maintain your service lift, join our preferred customer program to help you keep your business running smoothly.
A service lift is an investment but, if done well, it can really help you to offer a smooth and efficient service at the same time as protecting the health and safety interests of your employees.