Commercial Passenger Lift Solutions
We are experts in designing and installing a wide range of passenger lifts for commercial spaces. Our platform lift designs include passenger lifts, goods lifts, and stair lifts, and we carry out many bespoke lift installations across the UK. But what is the definition of a passenger lift?
What is a Passenger Lift?
A passenger lift is a type of lift that is designed to take passengers up and down a vertical lift shaft. Cabin and shaft sizes can vary in a passenger lift, but they are usually completely enclosed. Possible lifting mechanisms for a passenger lift include pneumatic, traction and hydraulic lifting methods. At Gartec, the majority of our lift models use hydraulics to raise and lower the cabin.
Commercial lifts and escalators that are designed to carry passengers are subject to the public health and safety standards set by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), which covers all kinds of lifting equipment.
As, in most cases, commercial passenger lifts are also considered a type of work equipment, the standards required by LOLER also interact with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).
LOLER and PUWER regulations are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), an official UK government body.
Passenger Lift Dimensions
You can get a feel for the dimensions of our lifts by using the 3D modelling files available on our BIM objects and CAD blocks page. Below, we have noted down some of the most common and useful passenger lift dimensions from the Gartec range of commercial lifts:
Gartec Public Lift Access
This is a very versatile commercial lift for passengers that can also be used for goods or as a wheelchair lift. Lift dimensions for the Public Lift Access are as follows:
|Platform Size||Rated Load||Structural Opening||Part M Compliance|
|1100 x 1480 mm||410 / 500 kg||1505 x 1630 mm
1530 x 1630 mm for adjacent entry
|Single, through or adjacent|
Please take a look at the Public Lift Access brochure for the full technical specifications.
Gartec 8000 Hydraulic Cabin Stretcher Lift
For a smaller and more compact yet high-performance passenger lift with top safety features, the 8000 Hydraulic Cabin Stretcher Lift is perfect. Dimensions for this lift are as follows:
|Standard Cabin Size||1100 x 2200 mm|
|Standard Shaft Size||1410 x 2475 mm|
This lift is great for passengers, as it is also available with bespoke dimensions. See the Hydraulic Cabin Stretcher Lift brochure for the complete technical specifications and other details.
Gartec 9000 Platform Cabin Lift
The Gartec 9000 Platform Cabin Lift is an excellent design for a medium-sized, enclosed, wheelchair or passenger platform lift. Available passenger lift dimensions include:
|Platform Size||Structural Opening||Shaft Size|
|1000 x 1400 mm||1465 x 1630 mm||1435 x 1600 mm|
|1100 x 1400 mm||1565 x 1630 mm||1535 x 1600 mm|
Please see the complete Gartec 9000 Platform Cabin Lift brochure for further specifications and other information.
Gartec 1000 Platform Lift
For a versatile lift with a range of platform sizes and a massive 1,000 kg weight capacity, look no further than the Gartec 1000 Platform Lift, which is available in the following dimensions:
|Platform Size||Total Footprint|
|1400 x 2500 mm||1860 x 2610 mm|
|1400 x 2000 mm||1860 x 2110 mm|
|1100 x 2200 mm||1560 x 2310 mm|
There are 55 other platform sizes available, so this is an easily-customisable lift that will have the feel of a bespoke passenger lift. Please take a look at the Gartec 1000 Platform Lift brochure to learn more.
Passenger Lift Safety Features
Within the diverse range of passenger lifts we provide you can find many simple, smart and effective safety features. Safety features found on our passenger platform lifts include:
- Safety edges, which stop the lift when pressed
- Emergency stop buttons, which also instantly stop the lift
- Battery backup power, which is supplied as standard on every Gartec lift
- Key locking functionality, either to landing doors or the lift platform
- Intercom and auto dialers that connect to preset numbers, so passengers can ask for help in an emergency
Passenger lifts need safety features much more than a lift used exclusively for goods, or stair lifts that are not fully enclosed. Other essential safety features include sturdy and robust frames.
Bespoke Passenger Lifts
If you are an architect and want a lift to dovetail with your building design, or are looking for a lift that will suit a lift shaft with very precise dimensions, such as during a retrofit, you might benefit from one of our bespoke passenger lifts. The Gartec 1000 Platform Lift and the Gartec 8000 Hydraulic Cabin Stretcher Lift are the best options for bespoke work, as they come with many customisation options. Bespoke passenger lifts are ideal for all kinds of new and old commercial spaces.
You can set bespoke dimensions and build your lift online using our tool:
Commercial Passenger Lifts
All of the lifts offered by Gartec are perfect for commercial, industrial, and public use. Environments where we install a range of different types of lifts, such as those designed for wheelchairs, goods and passengers, include:
- Car and bike showrooms
- Healthcare environments
- Heritage sites and visitor centres
- Large retail stores
- Leisure centres
- Schools and universities
- Shopping malls
We can provide a range of outstanding, high-quality lift installations for all kinds of commercial spaces. Take a look at our selection of fantastic case studies for more details and high-resolution pictures of the lift installations we can deliver.
Passenger Lift Prices
With bespoke sizes, bespoke installations, and bespoke lift designs come bespoke prices, so we are unable to give a precise price breakdown of what your new commercial passenger lift installation will cost. However, we have earned many awards thanks to our clever designs, innovative lifting mechanisms and efficient installation techniques, so we can keep costs as low as possible. Gartec lift prices are much lower than conventional passenger lifts.
Begin a Commercial Passenger Lift Installation
Whether you want a passenger lift with specific safety features, precise dimensions, or within a certain price range, we can help you find a solution. We have been developing, manufacturing and installing the highest quality commercial platform lifts for over 25 years.
We will also be happy to provide specialist lift servicing packages after your lift has been installed. These packages offer the best possible value, with maintenance carried out by LOLER and PUWER trained engineers. Servicing also means you have the lowest chance of a lift breakdown or malfunction.
You can install bespoke or ready-made commercial passenger lifts in any environment by using our industry-leading service, which will give you sustainable, low-maintenance lifts through non-disruptive and hassle-free installations.