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New Lift Handover Audit

What Is a New Lift Handover Audit?

Put simply, a new lift handover audit is an audit of how your new lift complies with the signed contract. Professional lift auditors take a deep dive into your lift component, installation, and other related works like lift shaft and motor room — this ensures your lifts will stay in optimal uptime with the performance that you specified in the contract. 

What Are the Benefits of a New Lift Handover Audit?

New lifts can often be forgotten about — after all, there is usually free servicing for a stipulated amount of time and in those early days there is often very little to worry about. New lifts also usually come with a maintenance service plan, and so it can be assumed they will look after themselves. 


However, things do go wrong, and in some cases, you might not actually be receiving the new lift specifications you thought you purchased. 


A new lift handover audit will ensure you receive the lift in accordance with contract specifications and performance criteria that you purchased. 


Remember, a new lift handover audit is completely independent — it will find what is objectively there to see, not what a lift supplier wants you to see!

Ensure maximum reliability and uptime of your lifts

Minimise risk so that your passengers are as safe as possible

Extend the lifetime of your lifts with the right specifications

Save money with lower overheads, energy, and repair costs

Improve your reputation as a safe and convenient building to visit

Adhere to any relevant safety codes and legal requirements

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Initial Consult

The first step is usually a face to face meeting to go over the goals for your building and your equipment specifications. Here we look at priorities like contract specifications, safety, reliability, efficiency, lower costs, etc. 

Assess Equipment

We take a deep dive into both the actual lift components, as well as the installation records, and how your lift supplier performed.


For the lift inspections, our expert staff will use cutting edge tools, such as thermal imagery and 3D modelling, to examine the following according to contract specifications:Lift motor room inspection

Audit Your Lift Modernization

In this phase, we extensively evaluate your agreed-upon modernized lift contract to ensure that you are receiving precisely what you paid for. We also look at factors like ride comfort and passenger impressions to ensure they meet the standards we expect.


If we discover inefficiencies or gaps in your present contract, we can assist you in resolving these issues. 

Project Equipment Expectations

This phase will provide you with an insight into how your lifts will operate in the coming months and years. We can also provide you with information on prospective legislative or regulatory changes that may affect you.

The Importance of Legal and Safety Compliance for Your Lift

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A lift is a significant piece of machinery that moves people several vertical metres, thus building owners must strictly adhere to all applicable latest safety and regulatory standards.

How Often Do You Need to Audit Your Modernized Lift Maintenance Contract?

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We recommend that your new modernized lift is audited when the lift supplier hands over the lift to the building owner. The inspection should be completely independent of your lift supplier and give you a full picture of your lift’s performance, efficiency after modernization, and maintenance contract execution thereafter.

What’s Next For Getting a Lift Modernization Handover Audit?

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Because your lift equipment is critical to so many elements of your organisation, your current lift maintenance contract should be followed without fail.


With this in mind, we always take the utmost care in our approach to lift maintenance contracts. The ultimate objective is to identify issues before they occur in order to save you time and money.


We have over 100 years of combined lift maintenance and research expertise, and our clients will assure you of our independent, honest advice. 


If you have any questions at all about how to go about getting an audit for your modernized lift, please do contact us at

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