Do I have to modernise my lift(s) to meet any legal requirements?

Yes, the Equality Act 2010 [ which replaced the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 ] requires that reasonable adjustments need to be made to lifts to provide disabled people with easy access to every floor of their home / work environment.

Modernization work may require the installation of signage; ramps; new control panels mounted lower on the walls so that they are easily reached from a wheelchair; handrails; full height door safety edge protectors; a digitized floor annunciator and / or the installation of controls that incorporate illuminated buttons and the use of Braille – for the benefit of the visually impaired.

Please feel free, to call us to arrange for an engineer to visit you to advise you on what changes you should be making.