It is crucial to keep a Stadiums lift fully operational during match days for safe floor-to-floor passenger flow, particularly those with limited mobility.
In 2007, Liftec were awarded the refurbishment works that was required to bring the lifts up to standard.
As part of the contract Liftec was awarded the maintenance, repairs and call out contract for the Stadium’s lifts.
During the early stages of the refurbishment project, one of the lifts that had not been part of the project broke down on a Friday afternoon prior to a busy Saturday match. Our dedicated engineers quickly identified the problem. Replacement parts were ordered, leaving the lift out of service. Liftec were fully aware of the importance to have this lift operating so our Technical Manager attended the site early Saturday morning, in advance of any supporters arriving. He found that the encoder had failed, created a short term and safe rewiring fix, so the lift was in service for the match.
We recommended that the football Club kept hold of a selection of critical spares, to assist in overcoming any occurring problems with the lifts prior to big match events. To support in any lift failures during big match events, it was agreed that Liftec would provide engineers on standby at the stadium.
Liftec undertook the replacement of a hydraulic lift at Chelsea FC that relied on older technology. It was agreed that a hydroelite modular package would be the best fit, which included the controller, valve, pump, tank and shaft equipment. Liftec also supplied and installed a new lift car, control panel, car and landing entrances.