On 25th and 26th November 2021, Classic Lifts held a two-day conference including over 30 members of the UK Sales and Project Management team.
The meeting agenda covered multiple elements related to HSE, Quality, the New Lifts Standards, Commercial training and a review of this year’s operational results and the business outlook for 2022.
Managing Director Adrian Crane chaired the meeting and led discussions around presentations made by specialist internal speakers and external experts.
Shaun Brown explained his new role as HSEQ Director and how his key objectives related to Safety and Quality will deliver improved outcomes for our customers and improve our company operation.
The team reviewed the Sales performance for 2021 showing Classic has a strong backlog of work for the coming Financial year. The projected UK Market for 2022 and competitive positioning of Classic versus competition was presented and discussed.
Andrew Harrison our Technical Director provided a detailed explanation of the EN81-21 Standard covering the application of New Lifts to existing buildings. Andrew also described the company’s Lift Condition Reporting process and how this tool is an important means to help customers correctly manage their lift assets through their operating life.
Dave Cooper of LECS provided an interesting insight and explanation of the EN81-80 Standard covering the improvement of safety of existing lifts and the detail of BS8899 which applies to the modernisation of Fireman’s Lifts, an important topic at the current time.
Neil Aspey showed the latest version of Classic Lifts drawing and design suite and demonstrated how the use of 3D element visualization can aid the construction process.
Keith Snow, our CEO explained the elements of the Classic Lift company culture and the importance of reinforcing this through individual personal leadership.
Adrian closed the meeting by explaining the process improvements the company has made to further enhance employee safety. Since its formation in 1990 Classic Lifts had an accident-free track record, until a serious incident occurred in 2018. The HSE investigated the incident in detail with the company fully supporting this process and while no further action was taken by the authority, Classic Lifts adopted all their recommendations to strengthen the company’s safety procedures.
The Company was qualified to ISO 18001 Standard and through our policy of continual improvement, strengthening our safety processes even further has achieved accreditation to ISO 45001.
Adrian reiterated to all attendees that our prime objective is “To have all our colleagues go home safe every day”.