6 Steps to Installing a Platform Lift

18 July 2016

Installing a platform lift is incredibly simple, whether you’re planning to do this in a domestic building or a workplace. Once they are part of the furniture, platform lifts enhance accessibility and make stairs a problem of the past. But what is the process to get a platform lift installed?

 

STEP 1 – CONTACT GARTEC

Kicking off the process of getting a platform lift installed is really simple – you can reach out via email, phone or use the contact form on the website. All you need to do is provide some information about the building you want to install the lift in, and which model you’re considering, and we can start looking at what might be the best solution for your needs.

 

STEP 2 – RECEIVE YOUR QUOTE

Once we’ve got a good understanding of what you need from us then we can start working up a quote for you, setting out what the cost will be, when we can deliver and what the timescales involved are. Once we have the information we need we will come back to you with a quote as soon as possible so that we can begin the process of installing your platform lift.

 

STEP 3 – AMEND & ACCEPT QUOTE

We always give customers the opportunity to ask questions about the quote and make any changes to the specification as needed. It’s important that you’re 100% comfortable with the process, the costs and the options before we go ahead.

We try to make everything as clear and unambiguous as possible, but if you need more information we are always on hand to help.

 

STEP 4 – CONFIRM AND ACCEPT DRAWINGS

Gartec always provide drawings specific to the job in hand, and can complete site specific drawings and work with your site drawing files to get every detail perfect. We ensure all essential information, such as dimensions and loadings, are included.

We send over the drawings and wait for a confirmation or for any amends to be sent over in your own time. Once you are happy with the drawings, you confirm and accept and we put the order through to the factory.

 

STEP 5 – PRE-INSTALLATION SITE CHECK

One final check takes place to make sure that there will be no delays come installation day, and to ensure the lift can be delivered, installed and handed over in one continuous visit.

There are a few client provisions which need to be completed prior to installation (for example, making the hole through the floors) and we come along to check this is in place so you get the installation date you are expecting.

 

STEP 6 -INSTALLING THE LIFT

Finally, the lift is installed – usually this will take around 2-3 days (but up to a week for larger travel heights). The modular structure means generally we don’t need scaffolding and our team install the lift from the bottom up.

Once the installation is finished and you are happy, we go through the handover and training documents, and complete commissioning and LOLER certification.