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What are mezzanine goods lifts? Why choose one?
Also known as warehouse goods lifts or pallet lifts, mezzanine goods lifts serve mezzanine floors—intermediate levels that range between secondary floors of a building.
A mezzanine is an intermediate floor in a building which is partly open to the double-height floor below, or does not extend over the whole floorspace of the building.
Mezzanines may serve a wide variety of functions. Industrial mezzanines, such as those used in warehouses, are often used to gain valuable additional space for stock, expansion of processes etc.
In order to make full use of a mezzanine floor often lifts are attached to the side or through the mezzanine to enable easier access or materials handling.
Typically they are goods lifts for moving heavy, bulky stock in warehouses, factories, retail stores. They deliver dependable, cost-effective performance in a variety of commercial environments, from rail stations, factories and warehouses to laundry facilities, stores and workshops.
Increasing efficiency and safety
Mezzanine lifts streamline access throughout premises. They help you meet all standards, regulations and directives, including the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Manual Handling Operations 1992. This protects staff from the risks involved in the repetitive lifting of heavy, bulky, awkward loads. This keeps your operation running safely and efficiently by minimising employee downtime and the legal action that workplace injuries may incur.
Types of lifts that can serve mezzanine floors
Mezzanine floor-serving lifts come in different sizes and capacities, from smaller models to heavy duty goods lifts and goods-attendant lifts. All are designed to move loads of different weights, shapes and sizes.
It’s important to choose the right lift solution for the job. Stannah offers a range of lifts for mezzanine floors that are supplied in their own structures, so fixing to the building is minimal and the lift is installed in just days.
Larger mezz lifts are available as either goods-only or goods attendant options. For in-car user-safety, goods attendant lifts feature additional controls and emergency communication. Even a passenger lift or platform lift can act as mezzanine lift, transporting people instead of goods to the upper floor.
If you need to move loads of 500 kg or less, then a smaller goods-only lift, such as a Trolley Service Lift which offers floor-level loading or a Microlift for small waist-height loading, also serves mezzanine floors.
To put in a mezz lift all you need is the space, a pit for floor-level serving, or a ramp and a three-phase power supply, plus there’s a small amount of builderswork. The lift installation engineers will do the rest and have your lift up and running in just days, with minimum disruption to business.
The choices are endless, so if you want to unleash the full potential of your mezz floor by enabling easy movement and handling solutions then the simplest option is to arrange a site visit by a reputable lift provider.
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