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Small Goods Lift: A Convenient Solution for Your Business 

Small Goods Lift

A small goods lift is an essential part of many businesses, providing an efficient and safe way to transport goods between floors. These lifts are designed to be compact and easy to use, making them ideal for use in a wide range of settings, from small retail stores to large warehouses. 

In this article, we will provide an overview of a small goods lift, including their key features and the different types that are available. We will also discuss the installation process, maintenance tips, safety measures, and cost and purchase options, as well as legal and compliance issues that businesses need to be aware of when installing and using small goods lifts. 

Key Takeaways

  • Small goods lifts are compact and efficient, making them ideal for a wide range of businesses. 
  • There are different types of small goods lifts available, including dumbwaiters, trolley service lifts, and platform goods lifts. 
  • When installing and using small goods lifts, it is important to follow safety measures, carry out regular maintenance, and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. 

Overview of Small Goods Lifts

At UK Service Lifts, we understand the importance of efficient and safe transportation of goods in a variety of settings. That’s why we offer a range of small goods lifts to suit different needs and budgets. 

Small goods lifts are ideal for lifting goods between floors, especially in spaces where there is limited headroom or pit space. They are also useful for transporting goods to elevated storage areas on mezzanine levels. One of the key benefits of our small goods lifts is their flexibility. They can be designed to fit into confined spaces making them suitable for a wide range of environments. They can also be installed quickly, with most models able to be installed in just a day. 

Our small goods lifts’ typically have a maximum working capacity of 300kg and can travel between two to four floors. They come with a range of additional features that can be customised to suit your specific needs. They are secure and reliable, with a range of safety features to ensure the safety of both the operator and the goods being transported. They are also easy to operate, with simple controls that can be used by anyone. 

Small goods lifts are an excellent choice for anyone looking for a safe, reliable, and efficient way to transport goods between floors or to elevated storage areas.

Key Features

When it comes to small goods lifts, there are a few key features that make them stand out from other types of lifts. Here are some of the most important ones: 

Low Cost

  • Affordability: Compared to other types of lifts, they are often much cheaper, making them an attractive option for businesses on a budget. A typical 2 floor dumbwaiter is about £10,000 fully installed.   

Fast Delivery and Installation

  • Stock Available & Quick install: We provide fast delivery and installation. Our aim is to minimise downtime and ensures that your business can get back to work as quickly as possible. Our main supplier SKG package the lifts from the outside in. Meaning our lift installers have exactly what they need to get started without requiring the lift package to be completely taken off the delivery pallet.

Simple Operation

  • Simplicity in mind: They have simple controls and require minimal training to use. This makes it extremely efficient to operate and ensures that your staff can get up to speed quickly and easily. 

Safe and Efficient

  • Safe and efficient: Safety is always at the top of our priority list; we will ensure your small goods lift meets strict safety standards and comply with the requirements stated in the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008. 
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Installation Process

Installing a small goods lift is a relatively straightforward and painless process. To start with, our team will work with you to determine the most suitable location for the lift and ensure that the necessary preparations have been made. This may include ensuring that the installation area is clear of any obstacles and that the required electrical and mechanical connections are in place. 

Once the installation area is ready, our team will begin the process of assembling the lift. This involves fitting the lift components together and securing them in place.  

After assembly, we will install the necessary safety features, such as gates and enclosures, to ensure safe operation of the lift.  

Finally, but very importantly, we will test the lift to ensure that it is functioning properly and meets all safety standards. We will also provide you with training on how to operate the lift and ensure that you are comfortable with its operation before we leave the installation site. 

We pride ourselves on providing high-quality lift installation services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each of our customers. 

Maintenance Tips

Keeping your small goods lift in good working order is essential to ensure its longevity and safe operation. Here are a few maintenance tips to help you keep your lift running smoothly: 

  • Regular Servicing: We recommend that you have your small goods lift serviced at least once a year.  
  • Cleaning: Regular cleaning of your small goods lift is important to prevent the build-up of dirt and debris.  
  • Lubrication: Proper lubrication of the moving parts of your small goods lift is important to ensure smooth operation.  
  • Inspections: Regular inspections of your small goods lift are important to identify any potential issues.  
  • Training: Proper training of your staff is important to ensure safe and efficient operation of your small goods lift.  

By following these maintenance tips, you can help to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your small goods lift. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. 

An Essential Tool

Compact sized service lifts are an essential tool for businesses that need to move goods between floors. They come in different sizes and types, with varying weight capacities and features. We’ll ensure that the process to purchase your small goods lift is straightforward and painless.  

If you think your business could benefit from a small goods lift, please contact us. We would love to discuss your business requirements.   

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the typical sizes for small goods lifts? 

The typical sizes for small goods lifts vary depending on the lift’s capacity and the space available in the building. Small goods lifts can range from 50kg to 300kg capacity and can be designed to fit various shaft sizes and configurations. 

Are dumbwaiter lifts suitable for small businesses? 

Yes. Dumbwaiters and small service lifts are compact and can be installed in various locations such as kitchens, offices, and shops. Click here to read about the benefits of dumbwaiters for restaurants.  

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Oliver Mellor
Life long learner. Passionate about food, travel, design and finding brilliant businesses to invest in. The UK Service Lifts team are a fantastic bunch. Their customer focus and dedication to doing it right convinced me to become a partner. Linkedin

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