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Mezzanine goods lifts are incredibly useful for moving heavy and large goods between mezzanine floors in industrial spaces. Once installed, a goods lift will likely be used several times daily. With their regular use, operators and site managers must ensure that mezzanine goods lifts are maintained and serviced regularly to ensure they are being used safely and repairs are made when necessary. Not only will these regular services ensure the goods lift is functioning to standard, but they will also help to cut repair costs and reduce the number of breakdowns occurring throughout the year.
Planned Preventative Maintenance
Planned preventative maintenance, also referred to as PPM by engineers, is carried out to ensure the prolonged life span of goods lifts and the continuous running of the lift without interruptions and breakdowns. As the name suggests, this maintenance is preventative, so it will be carried out to avoid potential issues or breakdowns.
For most generic goods lifts, a qualified engineer will carry PPM every 6-12 months. Trained to spot early signs of trouble, the engineer will be able to make any quick fixes and ensure the lift is working properly. Depending on the usage of your goods lift, you may be required to have more regular maintenance checks, be sure to check with your mezzanine floor lifts supplier/manufacturer for guidance.
The benefits of maintaining your mezzanine floor lift
When your mezzanine floor lift is running as it should, you may wonder why it is worth regular services. As well as being able to spot early signs of wear and tear, services offer several other benefits.
- With regular maintenance checks, an engineer can help prolong your mezzanine floor life. Allowing you to benefit from its operation for years to come without having to fork out replacement lifts every couple of years.
- Having an engineer pay a visit and check over your goods lift every 6-12 months will reduce the downtime required for major repairs that would be needed if services were missed.
- Qualified technicians will be able to fix even the smallest of issues. You may have noticed minor issues with the operation of your goods lift, for example, a strange noise or the lift becoming slower. With a maintenance check, the engineer can be alerted to these issues and resolve them on-site. Addressing small issues like these quickly will save you both time and money in the long run.
- Of course, with any machinery, it is important to ensure that it is safe for use. With regular servicing by a qualified engineer, you can be sure that your mezzanine floor goods lift meets all safety regulations and standards. Giving you complete peace of mind that your equipment is running smoothly and safely.
If you have a mezzanine lift installed, be sure you have arranged regular service and maintenance with a qualified engineer to address any issues and ensure that your lift is working to a high standard. Your lift manufacturer should have offered you a service agreement as part of your after-sales package.
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