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Shaft by Lift Shop

  1. DELIVERY TO SITE – In order to facilitate efficient and safe materials handling
    1. Provide level clear access for delivery of the lift equipment by truck with Hiab.
    2. The equipment + packaging weights approximately 1200 – 2400kg (dependant on number of floors).
    3. We allow 2 men 4 hours for delivery. We must be able to carry the equipment a maximum of 50m to the shaft along smooth and hard level ground.
    4. If delivery is difficult, we may need assistance from a crane or forklift which will be charged for accordingly.
  2. STORAGE – The equipment is required to be stored properly
    1. Provide dry, clean, safe and secure storage of the lift equipment whilst it is on site.
    2. The location of the storage area shall be within 10m of the lift shaft and the machine room.
    3. Area required is approximately 16m² (8 – 15 items and boxes and weighs 1200 - 2400kg).
    1. Pit is to be built 40mm bigger than the dimension specified on the drawings (The dimension from FFL to pit bottom is to remain as stated on drawings).
    2. Where a pit is not possible a ramp to the cabin threshold will be required to avoid the trip hazard.
    3. Pit must be able to sustain loads as specified on drawings. The loads are transferred to the floor and below the running gear side of the shaft of approximately 15,000N downwards.
    4. Lift shaft pit must be clean and absolutely dry. No seepage or damp areas are permitted (this is a safety requirement and will affect the long term durability of the equipment). Any drains installed into pits must not flow into water courses and must have valves preventing flooding of the pit.
    5. If the pit is in an area that may flood, we recommend a sump in the pit (the sump should be large enough to accommodate a submersible pump).
    1. The lift shaft is supplied and installed by Lift Shop.
    2. When the shaft is being supplied as structural components only, then impenetrable cladding will
    3. need to be supplied and fitted by builder or client to all sides of the shaft.
    4. The openings for the shaft must be 40mm bigger than the external dimensions shown on drawings to match the pit and be plumb +/- 5mm from top opening through to the pit (where render or cladding is to be applied to the inside of the openings, this must be accounted for and finished to the specified dimensions).
    5. Fixation is required on two sides (rail side essential) for stability at least every 3000mm vertically (the stabilizing force is subject to location of the shaft. For internal locations the forces are approximately 2000N in the horizontal plane. For external locations the force is approximately 3000N – 5000N dependant on exposure to weather). A structural engineer must ensure that the building can safely support all loads imposed by the lift equipment.
    6. It may be necessary to provide post support on the top level to support the top of the shaft where top fixing is not possible.
    7. The lift shaft is weather proof (if ordered for external installation) although the landing doors are not waterproof and in outdoor applications will require protection from the weather, awnings, weather shields or enclosures are recommended for durability and validation of warranty.
    8. Travel and FFL dimensions are required to be accurate to +/- 5mm (if adjustment to or replacement of cladding is required due to inaccuracy a variation may be charged for costs incurred).
    1. Provide access way from the machine area to the location of the lift shaft.
    2. Where the machine area is not alongside the shaft, 100mm x 50mm inspectable duct is required to the shaft location. Please make sure that your sales designer is aware of the length of ducting from the machine area to the shaft for the manufacturing of the lift equipment (If it is run in a conduit, then a 150mm diameter pipe with maximum 45 degree or sweeping bends and draw line are required to allow for the fitted hydraulic line and cabling to easily navigate through the conduit).
    3. Finishing of the duct or conduit is the responsibility of the builder or client.
    4. If in doubt of placement of penetration please consult your installation team once we arrive on site.
  6. LANDING DOOR OPENINGS – When required
    1. In some cases we require entry through an existing wall, on these occasions RAW openings are required to be provided to suit our door openings.
    2. RAW openings are required to be 30mm wider and 20mm (from FFL) taller than the specified jamb size to allow for adjustment during installation of the lift and shaft (ensuring better alignment of door and opening).
    3. The dimension given from the outside of shaft to the door jamb is to be maintained accurately and all openings to be perfectly plumb to each other (this is the set out point for the lift shaft to door opening).
    4. Finishing of the reveal and flooring is to be completed after the lift installation is complete.
    5. Remember doors are not waterproof and contain electrics; these should be protected from the weather at all times before during and after installation.
    1. If clear glass landing doors have been ordered then the inside of the shaft will be visible.
    2. The landing doors are not waterproof and in outdoor applications will require protection from the weather (awnings, weather shields or enclosures are recommended for durability and validation of warranty).
    3. No other services are to be in the shaft, only services directly relating to the lift are to occupy the lift shaft.
    4. Please note that the cabin walls, especially the drive side wall, need to be removable for safe servicing of the lift. If custom fitted fixed panelling needs to be removed for servicing, then the associated costs for this will be chargeable.
    5. All shafts exposed to sunlight must be maintained at less than 40 degrees Celsius via an automatic system.
    1. Landing buttons are typically located in the landing door jamb.
    2. If you have requested fire rating, weatherproof buttons or the buttons to be located elsewhere then cut outs will be required in neighboring walls to accommodate button boxes. We recommend these are located approximately 900mm above finished floor and near to the handle side of the door (grouting and finishing of the installed button box surrounds are required by the builder).
    1. The shaft roof can be supplied by Lift Shop or we can meet the underside of your ceiling or undercroft (where shaft roof is not supplied by Lift Shop the roof of the shaft shall be constructed so as to prevent access to the shaft from above. It must be of non-removable type and able to support loads up to 200kg).
    2. Where supplied by Lift Shop the roof will have fall in an external application and be flat on internal applications (please consider the direction of fall and that enough head clearance is available from eaves or existing structure).
    3. The head of the shaft is required to be fixed for stability.
    1. By Lift Shop
    1. Provide a dedicated single phase (240V), 32 amp supply to the lift motor area fed from the line side of the building main switch with its own circuit breaker in the main board (in accordance with AS3000).
    2. Lift mains are to be Terminated to a lockable 3-Pole Isolator (as we use 2 poles on the isolator for our lift to sense loss of mains power and emergency lowering) 1100mm high alongside the location of machine cabinet.
    3. Fire rated mains are only required if specified by an architect or consultant.
    4. Provide lighting, emergency lighting and general purpose power to the lift machine area.
    5. If you require a fire rated machine area, then you should check with your builder if it is required to have a self-closing door with night latch and key at the entrance. Where required the door must open outwards and be a minimum 820mm wide x 2000mm high.
    6. Provide minimum 600mm clear access and 1800mm minimum height in front of the machine equipment to satisfy OH&S requirements for servicing.
    7. Lift machine area must be clean, dry and free from humidity.
    8. In the case of emergency we must have access to the controller. Provide a clear walkway, passage or stairs for access . The lift should not be used as access.
    1. Provide an active telephone line (auto-dialler phones will require a dedicated line) with RJ45 type socket to the lift machine area alongside the electrical supply (the telephone may be connected to a switchboard provided that an outside line can be accessed from within the lift car at all times).
    2. Minimum voltage required at the supplied socket is 42V (a line filter may be required if ADSL is connected).
    3. Lift Shop will provide a telephone handset inside the cabin and connect to the supplied socket in the machine area (normally, in an individual residence the lift can share the line with the home phone).
    1. Supply, install and maintain approved or suitable shaft protection barricades on all shaft entries - to preventing objects or people falling into the shaft until landing doors are installed into the shaft. (if required to be supplied by Lift Shop, please discuss with our representatives for hire options).
    2. Provide rubbish bins. (The lift equipment comes in cardboard boxes and packing crates and will be about 4m² of rubbish, a small skip bin is usually sufficient).
    3. The lift and machinery must be protected from the weather (Items are NOT waterproof).
    4. Scaffold is to be provided by the client (if required to be supplied by Lift Shop, please discuss with our representatives for options).
    1. Where selected, a maximum thickness of 20mm and weight of 50kg is allowed.
    1. An access key safe is optional in private homes; if you are a service customer then you may request this to enable us to have 24 hour emergency access (where required this will be at the clients cost).
    2. Please advise your installers of a location external to the house for this to be installed.
    1. This document along with the final design drawings are to be carefully checked for accuracy and signed for acceptance prior to manufacture commencing. Once these are signed they are binding and final.
    2. The lift will not be placed into manufacture until documents are signed and second payment is received.
    3. Please make sure that the floor to floor travel distance is calculated to include the thickness of the floor coverings and are absolutely correct. In the event that the floor to floor travel differs by more than 10mm it is likely to incur significant extra charges. (eg a 30mm variation, will result in the horizontal floor support beam being moved, this will mean that the glass below needs increasing / decreasing and the glass above will need decreasing / increasing, resulting in around 8 new pieces of glass)

I understand it is my responsibility to obtain any necessary approvals / permits prior to the lift being installed.

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