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Birmingham City Council

Atwell International recently completed a contract for Birmingham City Council with Otis Ltd. This major contract was to supply our A3 compliant VG Safety Products and ancillary equipment to 93 lifts across Birmingham. The contract was a resounding success with all phases of the program being delivered on time, and the Otis engineers were able

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Lift Accident in Chile

Here is some in car footage of an accident in Chile on Saturday 7th June. The lift car travelled 30 floors in approximately 15 seconds.

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FREE Product Training

Atwell International believe that the range of VG Safety Products represent the ultimate in lift safety equipment.  That is why we are hosting FREE training for VG Safety Products on the first Thursday of every month! Our first session is on Thursday 5th June 2014.  Call us on 01905 641881 or email info@atwellinternational.com to book

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A woman was killed in a lift accident in New York on 14th December 2011.

A woman was killed in a lift accident in New York on 14th December 2011. Suzanne Hart was stepping in to the lift when the car moved away from the landing, trapping her in the lift shaft. She was crushed to death. Investigators have blamed maintenance work, with a report claiming that a vital safety

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Countdown to A3

According to the European Commission Enterprise and Industry web site, the “Date of cessation of presumption of conformity of superseded standard” for EN81-1:1998 is 31st December 2011. This means that EN81-1:1998+A3:2009 becomes mandatory from 1st January 2012, and all new lift installations must comply with the revised regulations. Most, if not all of the A3

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Elevation magazine

A3 features heavily in Issue 69 of Elevation magazine, and there are articles written by Dr. David Cameron (designer of the VG safety gears) and Russell Walker (Atwell M.D.). The new edition is out now, and is sure to be a comprehensive guide to the A3 amendment. You can find out more about Elevation magazine

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New VG Overspeed Governor

We are working hard to have a prototype of our new VG Overspeed Governor at the Liftex Exhibition! As a primary component in the safety of the lift, the existing overspeed governor should comply with the current standards in operation and accuracy, and if there is any doubt then they should be replaced. The new

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PRA3 Document Published

EN81-1:1998+A3:2009 is now ratified and published standard. This is an update to the Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Part 1: Electric Lifts.  The document was published in France in December 2009, and as a result, is considered live.  This amendment will become legally binding throughout Europe in 2011. Atwell International

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Safety Requirements for Construction and Installations of New Electric & Hydraulic Lifts – EN 81-1&2

In May, June and September 2008, a Task Force of the CEN Technical Committee 10 (TC10) met in order to discuss the revision of standards supporting the essential safety requirements of new lifts (revision of EN 81-1& 2 for electrical and hydraulic lifts). The ELCA technical expert accredited to participate to those Technical Committees was