Lift Elevator maintenance

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Stoffo, 19th Mar, 2018.

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  1. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Just trying to work out a budget

    Could anyone enlighten myself as to the annual cost of lift maintenance pls ?

    Servicing and annual certification costs

    The lift services an apartment complex 6-7 floors (is fairly small, 2.1x3.1m)

    Thanks in advance
    Chris
     
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    My building has a old Schindlers Lifts sign , wonder if they're still in business?
     
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    Call the authorised service agent for the manufacturer of the lift for quote (have the make/model or capacity handy).
    Don't use any old dodgy provider - lives at risk.

    The Y-man
     
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    Absolutely

    Schindler Australia Home Page

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    Good to see Schlinders Lifts still going ;)
     
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    Assuming its been badly maintained an initial mechanical assessment may be scary for costs. Often reason why special levies and high annual levies are required.

    Lifts, escalators and moving walkways
     
  8. Stoffo

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    There is more than just servicing costs apparently o_O
    The cost of the emergency phone line's is concerning $120 a month :eek:
    (SIM cards, one set Optus & Telstra back ups, by 4 lifts)
    Surely there are cheaper options ???
     
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    Maybe - but get decent quotes. Otherwise big regrets and even bigger $ when an emergency happens, phone doesn't work, backup doesn't work and someone dies in the lift.

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    I am a lift mechanic by trade... the telephone line is the most important safety requirement with any elevator, when something goes wrong the last thing you need is no mobile phone service... and no emergency phone line...
     
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    The bills for this only recently started rolling in from our strata manager, will be looking into quotes

    I get it, was stuck in a lift years ago
    But sheesh, an hour odd stuck in a lift.......

    We are in a large complex, the moment the lift stops people are bleating like lambs (because they don't realize their keys open the fire stair doors to their level, or are afraid of stairs)

    I thought most lifts had a fixed phone line, so my question is "do these have a back up" ?

    In 10 months we have not had a single outgoing/emergency call from the lifts, so is it really necessary to have sims for both Optus & Telstra , surely one carrier would suffice ?
    TIA
     
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    4 lifts, 8 SIMs - that's only $15/month for each service. Last of the big spenders. How much is the BC paying for the lift phone lines at present, I'm paying about $43/phone line per month, you've probably got 4 lines (one per lift in case all 4 lifts fail simultaneously). So this will be an overall saving.

    With the advent of NBN services, If there's a power failure, there's no phone service - refer to NBN's website where they advise that you should carry a fully charged mobile phone in case of emergency.

    Fire services (monitored systems) which have a dialler to the brigade now mostly have a SIM as well.
     
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    Everything is SIM
    So $132 per month apparently.

    4 Lifts, 2 sims per lift, and fire service
    Schindlers wanted over $10k to make the Dec 17 installed lifts NBN compatible !!!
    Then we would still need a SIM backup :mad:

    Mobile coverage is sketchy at Basement 1, and non existent at Basement 2

    I had hoped there would be a lift "mobile plan", like $5 per SIM per month with min outgoing calls or something specific to lifts

    Strewth, the kids have a $10pm plan with calls, text and data ffs o_O

    Cheers for the replies all ;)
     
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    Some developer/architect/lift consultant should be shot!
     
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    The systems which are available aren't going to improve your mobile coverage in the basement - they take the phone service (physical copper lines) back to a dialler in the plant room and has an antenna/s on the roof.


    https://www.connectedbuildings.com.au/lift-phones?
     
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    Lifts.... we just discussed this at our strata meeting last week.

    $35 a month for the phone line and about $1500 a year on maintenance. Plus more whenever they break down. Lift repairs, along with Fire inspection services are a racket if ever there was one.

    That, and $400 to register a minor by-law amendment. Any politician who will bring down this utterly ridiculous expense has my vote at the next state election.
     

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