Project Description

LECS UK worked as the independent consulting lift engineers for this project at East Sussex NHS hospital. Conducting a full inspection and audit, LECS UK advised that two bed lifts at the Conquest hospital, Hastings, required a complete refurbishment.

Acting as independent lift consultant in line with the requirements of the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 08-02, LECS UK developed the specification and appointed the lift contractor for the project.

Healthcare facility lifts are subject to specific requirements mostly governed by the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 08-02 – a set of guidelines on planning, commissioning, design, maintenance and operation of lifts in the health sector.

The project involved the replacing of major components to include the hydraulics, controls, entrances and a revamp of the lift car interiors. The project was conducted with sensitivity to this critical environment ensuring that one lift was always available while the other lift was being worked on.

HTM 08-02 also provides supporting information that can be used in specifications for manufacturers, procurement contracts and the briefing of design teams. Intended principally for new installations, it can also be applied to upgrades.

Other similar projects by LECS UK include: NHS Crawley; NHS West Sussex