Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Seabraes Bridge - lift reassurance

Last month, I raised residents' concerns with the City Council that, after just weeks of operation, the lift at the new Seabraes Bridge had broken down.

In advance of this week's official opening of the bridge, I paste below the reassurances about the (now repaired) lift - from the City Engineer :

"The lift was brought back into operation that same week that you raised it with the lift manufacturer carrying out a full service and inspection of the lift and all its components. The lift will be serviced by the manufacturer every month during the defects period, when teething problems/bedding-in issues are most likely to occur. 

I understand that the fault was due to excess grit surplus from the bridge surfacing finding its way into the door carrier mechanism rather than a lift "over-use" issue. Vacuum cleaning the deck to remove the excess grit should have solved the operational issues. 

A full breakdown service is in place and members of the public should contact the emergency call out number 0141 882 9946 (this number is staffed 24/7, 365 days/year) to report a fault. Signage will be installed on-site to highlight this to ensure that if any breakdown occurs the lift is quickly repaired and back in operation as soon as possible.

The lift has been designed and manufactured by Stannah, a recognised leading lift supplier and is considered appropriate for its environment and frequency of usage."