Abersychan School in Pontypool, Torfaen is a comprehensive school with over 920 pupils on roll, serving the local Welsh communities. The school has a strong caring ethos with a commitment to inclusion.
Working in partnership with A.J Quinn Building Contractors Limited, Invalifts were contacted to provide a disabled access lift to four different levels of the school with a total travel distance of 4.8 metres.
After a site survey by one of our lift experts, we recommended the MC2000 platform lift with a standard shaft size of 1250mm x 1560mm providing a fully Part M compliant platform size of 1120mm x 1480mm.
As the lift comes complete with it’s own self-supporting shaft, minimal building works were required, and installation was completed during the school holidays to minimise any disruption. No supporting walls or lifting beams were required for the installation.
The lift shaft was supplied in a tough white powder coated finish to match the environment, whilst the doors at each landing were glazed to let light into the shaft area. The flexibility of the unit allowed for door openings on three sides of the shaft.
In order to comply with regulation EN81-41, the school chose to have an intercom as a means of emergency communication from the platform to the school reception area. Interestingly, the client requested that voice annunciation on the lift was provided in Welsh and English and this was duly arranged for them.
The lift was supplied with a full parts and labour warranty for 12 months, with a 5 year parts warranty on the motor and gearbox and a 10 year warranty on the drive chains, providing the school with peace of mind for the future.
To find out more about the MC2000 Platform lift or other lift products, you can give Invalifts a call on 0845 468 2543 and speak to one of their friendly experts.