Schools, colleges and universities are busy places, with students and staff on the move all the time.
With this in mind, it is important to use a reliable, reputable company to help keep your school, college or university running at all times.
Pickerings Lifts has a wide range of experience in the educational sector, providing servicing, maintenance and repair to over 340 educational institutions across the country, some of which we have been working with for several decades.
If you’ve just installed a new lift and are looking for a reliable company to keep it running, or are looking for a new company to manage your lift services, here are five reasons why Pickerings Lifts are top of the class…
1 – A 24 hours a day support service
It is common for colleges and universities to operate outside of normal working hours, with students making the most of learning facilities by studying before and after lessons.
Schools no longer close for the day at half past three either, with many operating as hubs where people within the community can work, learn and play.
With this in mind, if your lift breaks down or even worse, if someone gets trapped in it, it is vital that you work with a company that provides call-out facilities around the clock.
Pickerings Lifts provides call-out services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring that if your lift breaks, our skilled engineers will be there as soon as possible to get it moving again. Not only that but we provide a thorough service upon each inspection visit to reduce the risk of breakdowns occurring in the first place.
2 – Local support from local engineers
We have over directly-employed 170 lift maintenance engineers, based all across the UK, from Scotland to the South West.
When we work with you, we will assign a locally based engineer who knows your local area and will attend all of your services, ensuring staff and students meet the same person time and again.
Who knows, your engineer might have even gone to your school or college when they were younger!
Not only do we employ locally based staff, but we also offer work experience and apprenticeships with local educational establishments and also work with schools on charity projects too.
For example, our Scotland office raised money for a local school’s autism unit, and we recently invited two students from Middlesbrough College to join us for a week’s work experience.
3 – Working with you to ensure a smooth service
We will work with you and your school’s team in order to ensure a smooth delivery of service, arranging maintenance out of term time if needs be, and issuing regular communications to ensure that staff and students know what is going on with your lift at all times.
Our management staff are a phone call, email or visit away if you have any questions about your contract.
4 – Supporting and caring for your students
All engineers and staff attending your school, college or university will be Data Barring Service (DBS) checked and will have had cultural awareness training, as well as safeguarding training so that they are aware of the welfare of students at all times and are in a position to report any concerns they might encounter during the course of their visit.
5 – A one stop shop for all your requirements
As well as lift maintenance and repair services, we also can install and modernise your lifts, as well as install, maintain and repair mobility equipment such as stair lifts and hoists.
Find out more about the services we provide with case studies from some of the schools, colleges and universities we work with:
If you’d like to find out more about the school lift maintenance services we provide, we’d love to speak with you.
Get in touch with us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 085 3211.