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Introduction
Our Vertical Transportation Division provides technical expertise through our broad-ranging knowledge of the property sector. Our aim is to deliver practical solutions and advice which translates into real value. We work closely with property and facilities professionals to understand our clients’ operational and business requirements and agree our briefs and objectives based upon their wishes, as well as optimising asset value.

Through our in-depth understanding of the interaction between many factors associated with vertical transportation services and property/facilities management – operational criticality; life expectancy; maintenance/repair costs; refurbishment/replacement costs; etc. – we are able to provide our advice within a broader context. 

Our Vertical Transportation Consultancy advises on the transportation and access services aspects of building operation. This entails auditing of technical/contractual and regulatory compliance, ongoing performance management and ultimately delivering value for money. This is often preceded by the specification, procurement and mobilisation of lift and escalator maintenance contracts. We cover all aspects of lifts, escalators, moving walks, window cleaning equipment, cradles and building maintenance units (BMUs).

This service is to ensure that the maintenance provider meets the specified standards; to monitor and report on performance, and periodically review the condition of the transportation services. Additionally, the service includes for an advisory facility to provide necessary support in all related technical matters. 

The objective is to ensure building owners, managers and contractors comply with statutory obligations and consistently address technical defects/deficiencies identified.

The audit service makes use of our thorough maintenance contract assessment tool, EMMA. This enables our audit outputs to reference the wide-ranging scope of ever-improving recommendations, regulations and standards, lift owner obligations and compliance. Physical checks of equipment, documentation and a financial submission review are all included within the audit. The objective is to ensure contractors comply with obligations and address technical defects/deficiencies identified.

Planned Maintenance Programmes (PMPs – Plant Life Cycle Programmes or Forward Maintenance Registers) are of great value enabling clients to foresee any potential estimated expenditure to allow for future budgeting.

The PMP service provides a financial plan and programme for the refurbishment / replacement of transportation services as they reach the end of their economical life. The PMP programme includes a description of the transportation services together with an overview of the condition along with the financial obligation.

This service involves the survey of existing vertical transportation services and the preparation of an Asset Register in the client’s preferred format. This will be incorporated into an approved contract document and competitively tendered utilising agreed service providers. 

This service involves a detailed survey of the existing vertical transportation services within the property, detailing essential information pertaining to the installed equipment and outlining any deficiencies along with recommendations to ensure a compliant operational condition. This service can also include sampling of fluids and oils for third party testing, the analysis of which can be incorporated into our Condition Report.

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