Sunday, 31 January 2016

Seabraes Bridge - lift breakdowns

The bridge at Seabraes officially opened only last June but there's unfortunately already been a number of lift breakdowns.

Unfortunately another - the third - occurred last week and, in addition to seeking repair, I asked the Senior Engineer in the council's Structures & Bridges Team - who is in charge of the project - for assurances that the lift is fit for purpose and we won't see further regular breakdowns.

I have now had feedback from him as follows :

"We are satisfied that the lift meets the performance specification required for an external lift and has been installed and maintained/serviced by a recognised and reputable lift company, Stannah.

However, we have requested that the contractor carries out a thorough inspection of the installation and provides us with a full summary of the number and cause of breakdowns to date."