A hugely popular feature of the event is always the free seminar sessions. In 2019, the stellar line up of speakers will deliver thought-provoking and professionally focussed series of talks and presentations on topics such as connectivity, evacuation, modernisation and safety, as well as the latest on new standards and regulations.
Sessions start at 11.30 each day - so make sure that you are there early to get a seat. They are operated on a first come, first served basis.
Seminar Day 1 - Wednesday 15th May 2019
Revision of BS EN 81-80 – Improving the safety of existing lifts
The new BS EN 81-80:2019 has significant changes from the original 2003 standard. This session outlines the key changes and gives refresh on how specifiers should apply this crucial standard to prioritising safety improvements as part of lift modernisation.
Important considerations when specifying a vertical lifting appliance for the home
This session presents the vertical lifting solutions available for travelling from floor to floor within a home and highlights the essential factors you should be aware of when advising clients.
Goods lifts and the secret life of buildings
Moving materials in and out of buildings is critical to their operation. But how often do we think about this vital provision? This session will highlight the key considerations in planning and managing the use of lifts to move goods around buildings.
Lifts for Evacuation Use: key considerations for building design and modernisation planning
Evacuation of people with disability or impaired mobility should now be at the forefront of building design and modernisation planning. In this session the use of lifts for evacuation and the relevant guidance will be explored.
The Fire Surgery Limited
The Fire Surgery Limited
Seminar Day 2 - Thursday 16th May 2019
Escalators – issues for duty holders
A number of topics important to the safety of existing escalators will be covered: effective maintenance, a regime of thorough examination, and guidance on modernising to improve safety.
Analogue to fibre…understanding the options for lift emergency-communication phones
Lift Regulations require that emergency-communication devices be available for lift passengers to call for help in the event they become trapped in a lift. Traditionally this requirement has been met with the use of fixed landlines as the means of transmission for lift emergency calls. However, BT have already begun to transition to a fibre-digital network with the target of an all-digital network by 2025. In this session the significant implications of this change will be discussed and the options available will be outlined.
Survival guide for lift managers and duty holders
Various regulations put obligations on ‘owners’ of lifts, lifting platforms, escalators and moving walks – responsibilities often delegated to FMs.
The future development of British, European and International standards in our industry
With work on a number of British standards, a raft of updates and revisions scheduled for several standards in the EN 81 family, and progress towards a global International standard, this session will signpost the key changes and their implications for the lift industry in Europe and beyond.