Let TÜV SÜD’s lifts and escalator experts make your future constructions a success

Let TÜV SÜD’s lifts and escalator experts make your future constructions a success

TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman have been in business as independent lift consultants in Scotland for over 30 years. Our head office in East Kilbride is close to the centre of Glasgow and is easily accessible from Edinburgh. We cover all stages from design to commissioning, for all types of lifts and escalators.

We are proud to manage over 1100 lifts in Scotland and the wider business supports 14,000 lifts across the UK and Europe. Our lift consultancy projects in Scotland have included:

As a client-focused business, we are committed to delivering quality, compliance and cost-effective services, which clients trust and value. We have the expertise to tackle the most complex projects. You can be assured of our independence, and have complete confidence that our advice is appropriate and impartial.



Our collaborative process ensures that our designs seamlessly integrate to achieve effective traffic flows, energy efficiency, material aesthetics and cost-effectiveness. You will benefit from our extensive experience in developing and delivering lift and escalator solutions across all sectors of the built environment. Our dedicated team of engineers are experts in dealing with the challenges of vertical transportation and façade access equipment irrespective of size, scope or complexity of the project.

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We are the market leaders in Asset Management for lifts, escalators and all modes of vertical transportation. Following new installation or refurbishment of your equipment, it is necessary to ensure it is properly managed so that any investment returns the maximum value. This also helps prolong equipment life, ensures ongoing equipment performance is maintained and that the equipment operates safely and reliably. Our Asset Management service provides a systematic approach to managing the necessary activities associated with the equipment.

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New lifts, escalators and moving walk equipment must be designed, manufactured and installed to comply with local legislation and the relevant safety codes and standards. We ensure that all our designs and maintenance management solutions are fully compliant with all the latest regulatory and statutory legislation. We also support you to ensure that the service, and solutions provided reflect the specification and provide the best value.

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Lift maintenance management is essential to ensure the safe operation of lifts, as well as compliance with the HSE. As an independent third party, TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman can ensure that maintenance of your portfolio is strategically planned, carefully monitored and accurately budgeted.

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Building envelopes require regular cleaning and maintenance. We can design a façade access strategy to achieve safe and efficient cleaning by combining our technical expertise with practical understanding of the built environment. We provide façade access design and consultancy services across a wide variety of sectors in Scotland including Retail, Commercial, Leisure, Healthcare, Education, Industrial and Residential.

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Lift and Escalators - Project Support

Verifying that the construction works are on track and the quality of the equipment installation is to the highest standard can be difficult without a detailed knowledge of the process. Our experienced consultants can help by evaluating progress and resolving shortfalls or problems at an early stage to ensure projects remain on track. We can provide site progress reports that allow you to easily understand the project status at a glance. Lift and escalators typically last for 20+ years so ensuring the equipment is correctly installed and will meet the performance requirements is critical. Our witness testing service helps to ensure installation quality standards and performance are met and documented.

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If you are a lift owner or someone responsible for the safe operation of a lift, you are a ‘duty holder’ under LOLER. This means that you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the lift is thoroughly examined and that it is safe to use. TÜV SÜD can provide an independent, periodic thorough examination of your Passenger, Goods, Service, Platform and Mobility access equipment. The work will be carried out by an engineer surveyor with relevant LOLER Inspection experience.

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SMART LIFTS - Lift Manager

Minimise the lift downtime and maximise the lifetime of the lift components with TÜV SÜD's Smart Lifts, an independent predictive maintenance service. This combines TÜV SÜD's lift domain and digital expertise utilising lift sensors and IoT platform to support your lift operation and maintenance. The service can be used on lifts of any age, brand and model, which includes new and existing lifts in service. You can also use it for a group of lifts with different brands and installation locations.

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Read more about our lift consultancy projects in Glasgow and Edinburgh in our Case Studies section below.

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