Don’t miss the ever-popular seminar programme featuring a line-up of stellar speakers. Delivering thought-provoking talks and presentations, they will deliver topics including modernisation, evacuation and safety – as well as the latest news on standards and regulations.
Wednesday 12th October 2022
Revision of EN 81-20 and EN 81 family designated standards
EN 81-20 is under revision as we move towards a global ISO 8100-1 standard. Many EN 81 designated standards have recently been published (parts 21, 28, 58, 70, 71, 77). The presentation will give an update on the current revision of EN 81-20 and what is happening with designated standards.
Evacuation Lifts, Fire and Disabled Residents
There are several types of lifts that have been provided over the years for use by firefighters or for the evacuation of disabled people. Knowing the lift type is critical for the fire risk assessment of a building. The presentation will touch on the different types of lifts, highlighting evacuation lifts before looking at some of the changes we are likely to see in evacuation lifts and then offering a model for the management of lifts including lifts for the use of firefighters and lifts for the evacuation of disabled people.
The Impact of Digital Telephone Lines on Lift Alarms
An estimated two-thirds of all lift alarms in the UK are connected to telephone landlines. The ‘digital switch’, the replacement of copper landlines with fibre, represents a seismic shift in the telecoms infrastructure of the UK. This change will have a fundamental impact on the operation and resilience of lift alarm systems.
The presentation will cover the risks of proposed fibre solutions, key questions lift owners need to be asking, the rapidly increasing pace of the fibre roll out and the available solutions which can ensure lift alarms remain available at all times.
Panel Q & A
Thursday 13th October 2022
Lifts for use of the Fire & Rescue Service
This presentation will focus on the importance of lifts used by the Fire and Rescue Service, the considerations when using them and the effect when they are not available.
UKCA: Product compliance and marking post Brexit
New UK legislation for lifts and machines was speedily introduced post Brexit, these introduced new requirements and varying transition times for the approval, certification and marking of components and complete products. Many questions have arisen with the introduction of the new legislation, this presentation gives an overview of the current position and guidance in respect of both new and existing product requirements.
The London Plan & Evacuation Lifts
Last year saw the publication of the new London Plan, a Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London, which sets out a framework for how London will develop over the next 20-25 years. The Plan is part of the statutory development strategy for London, meaning that the policies in the Plan should inform decisions on planning applications; as such, it is a significant document that is influencing the design of buildings in London. The Plan has implications for the lift industry with specific requirements for firefighters’ lifts, particularly evacuation lifts. This session explores these requirements both from a technical perspective and, perhaps as importantly, from a scope of works and stakeholder responsibility perspective.