Maintenance of escalators and travelators

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At Irish Lift Services we not only take care of your system, but also of you. We want you to own the contract that best suits your needs.

At ILS we not only take care of the installation of escalators and travelators, but also their maintenance. In fact, currently, a large number of airports, train and metro stations or shopping centres have contracted their escalators’ maintenance with us.

Good preventive escalators maintenance is key to ensuring reliability and safety, but also to avoid service interruptions and inconvenience to visitors. In this sense, ILS contracts are configurable; this way, you will only contract what you need. On the one hand, you can choose the spare parts coverage you want; and on the other, you must select the service times coverage that is best suited to the nature of your facilities. Whatever coverage you choose, at ILS, we work #CommitedToYou and fulfilling our 10 quality commitments.

In addition, remember that we maintain escalators regardless of their brand. We are the genuine multi-brand expert!


Tailor-made maintenance for escalators

Our contracts are configurable to ensure that you contract what you need. On the one hand, choose the spare parts coverage you need; and on the other, the service times coverage that best suits your needs.
Whatever coverage you choose, we are #CommitedToYou, and we prove it to you every day by fulfilling our 10 quality commitments.

# Visual Inspection Escalator / Trav-o-lator Service Solution Signature
1 To Clean (Remove dirt and lint buildup)
2 To Lubricate
3 To Adjust (General minor adjustments required to maintain equipment in satisfactory operating condition. Minimal dismantling)
4 Minor Components - To Repair or Replace
5 Major Components - To Repair or Replace
6 Inclusions

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Essential guide to escalator maintenance: Best practices and safety procedures

Escalators are critical components of infrastructure in malls, airports, office buildings, and other commercial spaces, facilitating the efficient movement of people between different floors. Proper maintenance of escalators is essential not only for extending their operational life but also for ensuring safety and reliability. This guide delves into the best practices and safety procedures necessary for effective escalator maintenance.

Understanding escalator maintenance

Importance of regular maintenance

Routine maintenance is vital as it prevents mechanical failures, ensures optimal performance, and significantly reduces the risk of accidents. This proactive approach is essential for public safety and can help avoid costly repairs in the future.

Frequency of maintenance

Effective escalator maintenance requires adherence to a regular schedule. Daily checks, monthly inspections, and annual comprehensive evaluations are recommended to maintain operational integrity and safety.

Daily maintenance checks

Visual Inspection

Daily visual inspections are crucial. Technicians should look for any signs of wear or damage, ensure proper step alignment, and check for obstructions that could hinder functionality.

Cleaning procedures

Keeping escalators clean is not just about aesthetics; it prevents operational issues. Daily cleaning should include the removal of debris from steps, balustrades, and landing areas to avoid slips and ensure the escalator runs smoothly.

Monthly and annual maintenance

Lubrication and Component Adjustment

Regular lubrication of moving parts is essential for reducing friction and wear. Adjusting components such as handrails, step chains, and skirts helps prevent malfunctions and ensures that the escalator operates quietly and efficiently.

Electrical and Mechanical Inspections

Monthly inspections should also include checks on electrical systems and mechanical components to identify and fix any potential issues before they lead to more significant problems.

Safety procedures

Emergency protocols

It is critical to have well-defined emergency protocols in place. These should include steps to safely shut down the escalator in case of a malfunction and how to evacuate passengers quickly and safely.

Compliance with regulations

Escalator maintenance must comply with local safety regulations and standards. Regular inspections by certified technicians can help ensure compliance and avoid legal issues.

Choosing a maintenance provider

Selecting a qualified and experienced maintenance provider is crucial. Look for providers with relevant certifications and a proven track record in escalator maintenance. They should offer comprehensive maintenance plans tailored to specific escalator models and operational demands.

Regular and thorough maintenance of escalators is crucial for ensuring they remain safe, efficient, and reliable. By adhering to recommended maintenance schedules and best practices, escalator operators can safeguard passengers, extend the lifespan of their equipment, and optimize operational efficiency.