Expert vertical access equipment inspections for best practice safety and compliance

Expert vertical access equipment inspections for best practice safety and compliance

For all owners and operators of vertical access equipment from industrial elevators and construction hoists to building maintenance units, safety should always be the number one priority. In practical terms, this means closely following the requirements for inspections and compliance. The inspections available from Alimak Service are carried out by specialist technicians with unrivalled expertise and knowledge of Alimak Group products providing owners and operators with peace of mind that they are meeting industry requirements.

Alimak Service offers owners and operators of Alimak, Manntech, CoxGomyl and Avanti equipment the benefits which come from working with the world-leading providers of service solutions for vertical access equipment. Highly qualified Alimak Service technicians have the expert knowledge and skills to help owners and operators establish and maintain best practice when it comes to safety inspections for an Alimak industrial elevator, building maintenance units from Manntech and CoxGomyl, and wind turbine service lifts from Avanti.

This unique relationship with the pioneers of the vertical access industry, along with membership of many leading safety and industry organisations, makes Alimak Service the natural choice when it comes to ensuring the correct inspection processes for vertical access equipment. Beyond the inspection itself, Alimak Service also provides a wide array of certifications relevant to demonstrating compliance with the varied regulatory requirements in place in the vertical access industry the world over.

Vertical access equipment is often highly engineered and complex machinery and requires highly qualified, expert technicians who are familiar with every part, mechanism and system, as well as all the necessary requirements for best practice safety protocols, fall arrest systems, emergency lighting, evacuations and first aid kits.

In addition to all of this, Alimak Service offers a number of dedicated training courses which empower owners and operators of vertical access equipment with the benefit of the product-specific knowledge to carry out the necessary inspections. The appropriate level of manufacturer training should be completed by all operators in order to ensure best practice inspections can be carried out before use and that best practice is followed every time.

Get in touch with Alimak Service to discuss the comprehensive range of service and support solutions available to owners and operators of Alimak Group equipment.

Refurbishment solutions ensure ongoing optimal performance of building maintenance units

Refurbishment solutions ensure ongoing optimal performance of building maintenance units

Renowned for their durable and robust qualities, CoxGomyl and Manntech building maintenance units (BMUs) are designed to provide efficient and reliable façade access for buildings over an operational life spanning decades. Over time, however, parts and components of BMUs can become worn, outdated or obsolete which may compromise the performance of the BMU itself. In such an event, Alimak Service is on-hand to deliver high-quality refurbishment solutions designed to restore the integrity of building maintenance units.

Alimak Service offers a range of refurbishment solutions including complete and partial overhauls of the safety, hydraulic, structural and mechanical systems of building maintenance units. Utilising a global support network, Alimak Service delivers high-quality support carried out by specialist building maintenance unit technicians all over the world.

The complete service and support solutions available from Alimak Service are designed to add value throughout the operational life of a BMU. Refurbishment often provides an attractive alternative to the costly and lengthy process of replacing a building maintenance unit altogether. A dedicated Alimak Service technician will conduct a full inspection of the building maintenance unit before submitting a proposal detailing the most cost-effective refurbishment solution and managing the process through to the refurbishment itself and the re-certification of the machine.

Benefits of BMU refurbishment solutions:

Extend operational life
The refurbishment solutions available from Alimak Service are designed to restore the condition of building maintenance units to factory-standard for greater longevity.

Restore performance
Upgrade solutions enhance the performance of building maintenance units through structural, hydraulic and mechanical overhauls which allow for more efficient operations.

Upgraded safety features
All refurbishment BMUs are fitted with up to date safety features for added peace of mind.

Greater uptime
Minimise the risk of downtime with refurbishment solutions that restore the performance and condition of a BMU. Alimak Service is able to deliver support quickly for a fast turnaround that allows for maximum uptime.

Cost-effective
Refurbishment solutions often focus on the restoration of systems or key components of a building maintenance unit making it more cost-effective than the design and installation process of a new BMU.

Visit the Refurbishment Solutions page or get in touch with the team at Alimak Service to learn more about the refurbishment solutions available for building maintenance units from Alimak Service.

Service and support solutions protect the facade access system at International Place, Boston

Service and support solutions protect the facade access system at International Place, Boston

Alimak Service is uniquely placed to offer specialised refurbishment solutions and maintenance services for façade access solutions for Manntech, one of the leading providers in façade access solutions. The experienced team at Alimak Service were able to deliver a comprehensive service and support solution including genuine spare parts for the highly engineered façade access systems at International Place, Boston.

The two-tower complex reaches 180 metres and has become a prominent icon on the Boston city skyline since its completion in 1987. After over three decades of maintaining the building, technology has inevitably developed and in order to protect this landmark of the city’s financial district for years to come, various providers were invited to evaluate and bid on a project to refurbish the electrical systems for the towers’ two existing Manntech building maintenance units.

As the service provider for Manntech’s products as part of the Alimak Group of companies who lead the wayin vertical access, Alimak Service was the natural choice to carry out the refurbishment solution. The comprehensive refurbishment project covered all electrical systems including the replacement of all components and platform controls on both BMUs across the two towers. All electrical components were also modernised with the benefit of Verta software technology which is world-renowned as a cutting-edge, data-driven operations tool. In addition to the electrical modifications, the refurbishment project also contributed to safer working practices with the replacement of all wire ropes and extensive test drops.

Beyond the refurbishment and modification work, the stakeholders also took advantage of the benefits provided by an ongoing maintenance agreement with Alimak Service. Ensuring they will continue to benefit from the team’s experience and expertise through a comprehensive range of service and support solutions designed to ensure their renewed building maintenance unit continues to function at optimum capacity long into the future.

Alimak Service delivers refurbishment solutions to extend the operational life of vertical access equipment

Alimak Service delivers refurbishment solutions to extend the operational life of vertical access equipment

Alimak Service delivers complete service and support solutions around the world for owners of vertical access equipment. Offering a range of service and maintenance programs, repairs, inspections genuine spare parts, training and refurbishments, Alimak Service draws on a global support network to add customer value through operator safety and greater product uptime.

The refurbishment solutions available from Alimak Service extend the operational life of vertical access equipment by optimising safety features and restoring performance. Refurbishments increase uptime for vertical access equipment as well as enhancing efficiency and productivity and reducing the risk of unscheduled downtime. Refurbishments can include either a partial or complete overhaul of safety, hydraulic, mechanical and structural systems to upgrade features. It can be necessary to refurbish equipment to optimise its performance and improve the safety of operations. Candidates for refurbishments include vertical access equipment that has been subjected to continual use over long periods of time and equipment that has regularly been exposed to harsh or corrosive environments over its lifetime.

Refurbishment operations can focus on one or many components of vertical access equipment to restore its overall performance. Highly-trained Alimak Service technicians always conduct a full evaluation and provide a report on the status of equipment to determine the level of overhaul required. Refurbishments provide a cost-effective alternative to fully replacing equipment. Following an evaluation, Alimak Service technicians provide a detailed refurbishment proposal to enable customers to make a decision regarding the benefits of a refurbishment over a full replacement. All refurbishment works are carried out by specialist Alimak Service technicians and are fully warranted for 12 months.

There are a number of benefits associated with the refurbishment solutions available from Alimak Service:

  • Refurbishments extend the operational life of vertical access equipment, reducing the need for further repair work and lowering the total cost of ownership.
  • Refurbishment operations maximise equipment uptime and reduce the risk of costly unscheduled downtime allowing owners to enhance their efficiency and profitability.
  • Partial or complete overhauls are more cost-effective than purchasing replacement equipment.
  • Genuine spare parts are sourced and delivered quickly thanks to Alimak Service’s global support network.
  • Refurbishment works upgrade the componentry and features of vertical access equipment for up to date equipment that operates at peak performance.

 

Upgrades can also be carried out on equipment when a small number of components are worn beyond repair, outdated or obsolete. Upgrades can restore the performance and functionality of vertical access equipment and modernise safety features to increase the safety of operations for owners and operators.

Alimak Service only uses genuine spare parts when carrying out refurbishment and upgrade operations. As the chosen service provider for Alimak Group vertical access equipment, Alimak Service is in a unique position to source genuine spare parts to refurbish equipment without compromising on safety or quality.

Get in touch with the Alimak Service team to discuss the complete range of service and support solutions including refurbishments and upgrades.

 

 

Alimak Service delivers complete service and support solutions for the Shanghai World Financial Center, China

Alimak Service delivers complete service and support solutions for the Shanghai World Financial Center, China

The iconic Shanghai World Financial Center was named as the winner of the coveted 2018 CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) 10 Year Award which celebrates achievement in the continuing value and success of tall buildings over the long term. The award recognises the contributions of architects, developers and engineers, as well as the indispensable role played by the providers of building maintenance units. It is also vital to remember the importance of appropriate servicing, maintenance and training for any facade access system and the role this plays in ensuring that it continues to perform at optimum levels. Appropriate maintenance is indispensable in achieving safety and reliability and delivering the essential cleaning and maintenance tasks for the best possible upkeep of the building over a period of decades.

In order to achieve this aim, Alimak Service has continued a close relationship with Shanghai World Financial Center since the completion of the construction project in 2008, providing a comprehensive range of services which have played a significant role in the building’s global recognition as a leading example of sustained excellence.

In this instance, CoxGomyl, part of Alimak Group, developed a complex building maintenance solution to meet the challenging requirements of Shanghai World Financial Center. Among the key issues was the sheer scale of the building at 492 metres in height, the irregular form including curved and sloping facade surfaces, and the requirement that the building maintenance units should deliver comprehensive facade access without negatively impacting the architectural vision of this landmark tower. The complete building access system encompassing 20 BMUs achieves 100% coverage while also providing the functionality of retracting itself within the building to be concealed from view in their parked positions.

It is clear that a precision engineered system of highly specialised machines such as this will also require expert servicing and maintenance provisions in order to protect the investment and keep the building in pristine condition. The comprehensive suite of services provided by Alimak Service includes two dedicated teams of highly qualified experts based on-site. This allows us to deliver continuing oversight of the whole building access system, involving regular maintenance checks on each BMU at least once a month. The Alimak Service team also manage an on-site storage facility to stock commonly used, genuine spare parts from the original equipment manufacturers. Not only does this make for quick, convenient access to necessary replacement parts but the electronic inventory system also provides the building owners with detailed reports for each part stored and used, assisting with their annual reporting and budget management. Beyond maintenance tasks, the dedicated on-site team also provide daily operation of the BMU systems by our own highly experienced staff. This includes essential functions such as extensive cleaning of all facade surfaces and LED features. Regular training for the operators is organised on a monthly basis to encourage optimum standards of safety. Regular emergency rescue drills also ensure the highest standards of emergency management responses. These are also attended by key building stakeholders to provide peace of mind for all parties and increase collaborative working.

The tailored long-term maintenance program ensures absolute stability and continuity for the operation for all building maintenance units, minimising downtime and maximising safety standards. Our expert team provides the best product-specific knowledge of the highly complex building access system and immediate access to genuine spare parts of the highest quality.

View the full case study or  get in touch with Alimak Service to discuss the comprehensive range of service and support solutions available.

Alimak Service offers competence-based, GWO accredited training to support safe operations and compliance in the wind industry

Alimak Service offers competence-based, GWO accredited training to support safe operations and compliance in the wind industry

Avanti Wind Systems is one of the global leaders in safe work in wind turbines. With installations in over 35,000 wind turbines around the world, Avanti’s wind turbine service lifts are designed to reduce the costs associated with the wind industry through safety solutions designed specifically for use in wind turbines. Alimak Service is in a unique position to offer dedicated, high-quality support and service solutions to Avanti customers. Utilising a global network, Alimak Service delivers a range of service and maintenance programs, Avanti parts as well as training for the safe operation of wind turbine service lifts.

Created in line with leading safety and industry organisations, Alimak Service’s training safety courses for the Wind industry are GWO accredited to ensure customers remain compliant and up to date with wind industry regulations. The GWO (Global Wind Organisation) is an industry body dedicated to achieving an injury-free working environment whilst setting common international standards for safety training and emergency procedures. GWO training standards set a number of requirements and criteria to be fulfilled during training exercises and acknowledge certified training providers such as Alimak Service who are knowledgeable and proficient in the delivery of such training.

Through a range of competence-based training solutions, Alimak Service supports the safe and compliant operation, inspection and installation of Avanti wind turbine service lifts. A range of training courses are available to meet the specific requirements of customers including safety, technical, operator and installation training.

Browse the range of GWO accredited training courses available from Alimak Service:

Avanti Fire Awareness – 4 hours
Avanti Fire Awareness Refresher Course – 4 hours
Avanti First Aid – 16 hours
Avanti First Aid Refresher 8 hours
Avanti Manual Handling – 4 hours
Avanti Manual Handling Refresher 4 hours
Avanti Working at Heights – 16 hours
Avanti Working at Heights Refresher– 8 hours

Including the GWO accredited training available from Alimak Service, a range of courses are also available for owners, operators and service providers of Avanti products. All training courses offered for Avanti products educate workers on the skilled and competent use of vertical access equipment.

Alimak Service also provides training solutions designed to overcome issues with accessibility by transcending traditional classroom learning methods. Easily track participants progress and access certifications via an easy to use Training Management System. Site managers can also verify participants certificate authenticity via our easy to use online app.

Get in touch with Alimak Service to discuss how the range of GWO accredited training courses support safety and compliance in the wind industry.

Complete service support for Alimak’s world leading vertical access solutions

Complete service support for Alimak’s world leading vertical access solutions

Alimak are unrivalled world leaders with experience of developing high-value, precision-engineered vertical access solutions for the toughest working environments all over the world. With a history stretching back more than 70 years, customers in industries from construction, mining and metal processing to power, shipping and warehouses rely on Alimak’s robust construction hoists and industrial elevator products to get the job done safely and efficiently. Your relationship with Alimak Group, however, doesn’t end with installation.

Alimak Service can offer a uniquely attractive range of services through a combination of expert Alimak product knowledge and experience, access to genuine spare parts and a network of service centres and partners in over 100 worldwide locations. This allows owners and users of Alimak vertical access equipment to protect their investment and the safety of their people over the long term, keeping a system of construction hoists or an industrial elevator performing to the highest possible level over the entire lifecycle.

Our customisable service solutions are designed to achieve these aims for a wide range of customers operating in diverse environments with varying needs. Our expert team can consult with you on your specific requirements and guide you through the options that best suit you. We can provide flexible maintenance arrangements on a pay as needed structure, basic service packages which satisfy Alimak’s OEM maintenance schedule or more comprehensive maintenance and asset management agreements. All of our work is fully warranted and carried out by highly trained technicians using only genuine replacement parts to ensure the ongoing performance and safety of all Alimak products. We also provide easy, convenient and cost-effective exchange programmes for key components such as the celebrated Alimak safety device found on your Alimak industrial elevator or construction hoists.

Alimak owners and users can also benefit from the expertise and experience of the Alimak Service team in other areas. Our safety inspection and compliance services can provide peace of mind in the continued health of your vertical access equipment and the confidence to continue working knowing you have met the requirements of all relevant regulations. Our expertise is also shared through a wide range of training opportunities from personal safety to operator and technical training delivered both in the classroom and online to suit your needs. Alimak Service training empowers customers to establish their own learning pathways with records of completed units, updates, and any necessary re-certification.

Whatever the nature of your business, Alimak Service can help you to achieve the maximum productivity from your team and your vertical access equipment.

When were your Avanti runners last inspected?

When were your Avanti runners last inspected?

Personal safety is the number one priority at the heart of everything we do at Alimak Service. All vertical access equipment in the wind industry, including wind turbine service lifts, safety ladders and fall protection equipment, requires regular inspections and maintenance. This ensures that safety is not compromised, and that equipment can continue performing at optimum levels. In fact, in most countries it is a legal requirement that all wind turbines are fitted with an appropriate and properly maintained fall protection system to protect the safety of operators using ladders and vertical access equipment.

Alimak Group encompasses leading brand names across the vertical access industry, including Avanti Wind Systems. As the OEM service provider, Alimak Service are ideally placed to deliver superior service across annual inspection requirements, certification, maintenance and exchange of Avanti parts including the Avanti runner which forms parts of the Avanti fall protection system. The Avanti runner designs deliver a number of specific benefits including an easy to use and convenient ‘click on/click off’ functionality and up to three users climbing simultaneously in the ladder system with at least a six-meter interval. This special ‘click on’ system is also supported by a double lock system for enhanced safety when selecting the double safety Eagle DS runner.

Obtain peace of mind with regular annual inspections of your Avanti runners and fall protection systems by certified Alimak Service technicians who will ensure your fall protection systems are compliant with the Avanti certifications and safety regulations . Each inspection returns the runner to ‘as new’ condition and helps to extend the life of your fall protection equipment. Alimak Service’s exchange program and global network of service centres provide for a prompt and convenient inspection process of Avanti’s runners. The knowledge and expertise of the Alimak Service team allows for confidence in meeting the required safety standards, complete with certification which covers your Avanti runners for the 12 months following an inspection.

Contact us to learn more about how Alimak Service’s annual inspection program.

 

Online training solutions for owners of Alimak Group vertical access equipment

Online training solutions for owners of Alimak Group vertical access equipment

Utilising a global support network, Alimak Service provides customer and product support solutions to owners and operators of Alimak Group products around the world. Offering comprehensive support services including service and maintenance packages, product training, genuine spare parts and refurbishment solutions, Alimak Service’s mission is to add greater customer value through optimal product uptime. The safe and competent use of vertical access equipment is of high importance. As such Alimak Service provides training programs for operators and owners across the range of Manntech, CoxGomyl, Alimak and Avanti products. 

Delivered in both e-learning and in-classroom formats, Alimak Service offers high-quality, in-depth training to aid owners and operators of Alimak Group products in remaining compliant with legislative framework. Alimak Service works with leading industry and safety organisations to build training programs that promote the best working practices for those in the vertical access industry. 

With customers in some of the world’s most remote locations, Alimak Service recognises the accessibility issues presented by traditional in-classroom training methods. To facilitate the provision of essential support to customers across their global network, Alimak Service offers state of the art e-learning courses that are accessible at any time from anywhere in the world. Customers can keep up to date with training, remain compliant with legislation and take refresher courses via an online portal where records of completed training and courses that are still required are held.

Alimak Service provides comprehensive training for customers across Alimak Group with topics including personal safety training, operator training, technical training and installation training. Each certificate and course is tailored to meet specific industry requirements and support the safe and competent use of vertical access equipment.

Alimak

Alimak Service provides a range of training for the operation of various Alimak products including industrial elevators, construction hoists, mast climbing work platforms and transport platforms. Online training courses are designed to assist users in operating Alimak industrial elevators and construction hoists more safely and efficiently. 

Manntech & CoxGomyl 

Alimak Service offers training courses for operators of building maintenance units designed to promote safe operations and keep users up to date with industry framework and obligations.

These courses cover the safe operation of a building maintenance unit and provide in-depth information on all of the relevant documentation. Those taking the course are also provided with an overview of the main components of a building maintenance unit and the applicable local regulations they must adhere to. This interactive course should be taken before operating a building maintenance unit. 

Avanti

A wide range of interactive Avanti training courses are available online. Operator training courses are available online for the following service lift models:

Avanti Pegasus L/XL

Avanti Shark L/ L02/ US

Avanti Dolphin & Beluga

Avanti L/XL SWP

These courses cover the key functions and components of an Avanti Service lift and provide guidelines on emergency and evacuation procedures. Operators will learn how to conduct a daily inspection of the lift and how to operate the lift safely in relation to each model’s specific components. Participants who enrol in Avanti training courses will receive a certificate immediately upon successful completion. 

Alimak Service training courses are provided online for convenience and ease of access, with new courses in development to support the safe operation of vertical access equipment and add customer value. To learn more or find courses specific to your industry and equipment, visit our Training page to make an enquiry or contact info@alimakservice.com.